2 Chronicles 20:12
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English Standard Version
O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

King James Bible
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

American Standard Version
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but out eyes are upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O our God, wilt thou not then judge them? as for us we have not strength enough, to be able to resist this multitude, which cometh violently upon us. But as we know not what to do, we can only turn our eyes to thee.

English Revised Version
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

2 Chronicles 20:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prayer which Jehoshaphat directed to Jahve the God of the fathers, as the almighty Ruler over all kingdoms, consists of a short representation of the circumstances of the case. Jahve had given the land to His people Israel for an everlasting possession, and Israel had built a sanctuary to His name therein (2 Chronicles 20:7 and 2 Chronicles 20:8); but they had in no way provoked the Ammonites, Moabites, and Edomites to fall upon them, and to drive them out of their land (2 Chronicles 20:10 and 2 Chronicles 20:11). On these two facts Jehoshaphat founds his prayer for help, in a twofold manner: in respect to the first, calling to mind the divine promise to hear the prayers offered up to God in the temple (2 Chronicles 20:9); and in reference to the second, laying emphasis upon the inability of Israel to fight against so numerous an enemy (2 Chronicles 20:12). In his manner of addressing Jahve, "God of our fathers," there is contained a reason why God should protect His people in their present distress. Upon Him, who had given the land to the fathers for a possession, it was incumbent to maintain the children in the enjoyment of it, if they had not forfeited it by their sins. Now Jahve as a covenant God was bound to do this, and also as God and ruler of heaven and earth He had the requisite power and might; cf. Psalm 115:3. להתיצּב עמּך אין, there is none with Thee who could set himself, i.e., could withstand Thee: cf. the similar phrase, 2 Chronicles 14:10; and for the thought, see 1 Chronicles 29:12. - On 2 Chronicles 20:7, cf. Joshua 23:9; Joshua 24:12; Exodus 23:20., etc.; on 2 Chronicles 20:7, cf. Genesis 13:15., 2 Chronicles 15:18, etc.; on אהבך, Isaiah 41:8.

2 Chronicles 20:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wilt

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone...

Judges 11:27 Why I have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me...

1 Samuel 3:13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows; because his sons made themselves vile...

Psalm 7:6,8 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage of my enemies...

Psalm 9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in your sight.

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares...

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True...

we have

2 Samuel 14:11 Then said she, I pray you, let the king remember the LORD your God, that you would not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more...

1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised...

2 Corinthians 1:8,9 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...

neither

2 Kings 6:15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots...

our eyes

Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 121:1,2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help...

Psalm 123:1,2 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens...

Psalm 141:8 But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Jonah 2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.

Cross References
Judges 11:27
I therefore have not sinned against you, and you do me wrong by making war on me. The LORD, the Judge, decide this day between the people of Israel and the people of Ammon."

2 Chronicles 20:13
Meanwhile all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

Psalm 25:15
My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 121:1
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

Psalm 121:2
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 45:22
"Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

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