And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thouover all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thinehand is there not power and might, so thatnone is able to withstandthee?
If, whenevilcomethupon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we standbeforethishouse, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in thishouse,) and cry untothee in our affliction, thenthouwilthear and help.
And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thoukingJehoshaphat, Thussaith the LORDunto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of thisgreatmultitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
Ye shall not need to fight in thisbattle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORDwith you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out againstthem: for the LORDwill be with you.
And theyroseearly in the morning, and wentforthinto the wilderness of Tekoa: and as theywentforth, Jehoshaphatstood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORDyour God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
And when he had consultedwith the people, he appointedsingersunto the LORD, and thatshouldpraise the beauty of holiness, as theywent out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercyendureth for ever.
For the children of Ammon and Moabstood up against the inhabitants of mountSeir, utterly to slay and destroythem: and whenthey had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroyanother.
And whenJehoshaphat and his peoplecame to takeaway the spoil of them, theyfoundamongthem in abundancebothricheswith the deadbodies, and preciousjewels, whichtheystripped off for themselves, morethantheycouldcarryaway: and theywerethreedays in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
ThenEliezer the son of Dodavah of MareshahprophesiedagainstJehoshaphat, saying, BecausethouhastjoinedthyselfwithAhaziah, the LORDhathbroken thy works. And the shipswerebroken, thattheywere not able to go to Tarshish.