2 Chronicles 20:15

“And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, Hearken yee, all Iudah, and ye inhabitants of Ierusalem, and thou king Iehoshaphat, Thus sayth the Lord vnto you; Be not afraid, nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battell is not yours, but Gods.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and he said, "Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, 'Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God's.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat: Thus saith Jehovah unto you, Fear not ye, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Give ear, O Judah, and you people of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat: the Lord says to you, Have no fear and do not be troubled on account of this great army; for the fight is not yours but God's.
- Basic English Bible

and he said, Be attentive, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat! Thus saith Jehovah unto you: Fear not, nor be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD to you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
- Webster's Bible

and he said, "Listen, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat. Thus says Yahweh to you, 'Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Attend, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and O king Jehoshaphat, Thus said Jehovah to you, Ye fear not, nor are afraid of the face of this great multitude, for not for you [is] the battle, but for God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and he said: 'Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat: thus saith the LORD unto you: Fear not ye, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Chronicles 20:15


20:15 But God's - God will fight for you, and he alone will do the work, you need not strike a stroke.


Discussion for 2 Chronicles 20

  • Lindy
    Today, as in every age, we are surrounded by the ungodly near and far. In Col. 3: 2, we are exhorted to mind the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. Also, Proverbs 16:18 encourages us with knowing that pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Keep our eyes focused on God, praying with thanksgiving to Him, knowing that He overcomes all evil.
  • A disciple
    "And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the Lord. And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the Lord fought against the enemies of Israel." There have been very grave warnings from God at certain times, that are for signs and instruction for all ages: God will avenge His People and WILL subdue the heathen!
  • A disciple
    "It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle." 2 Chronicles 20:1 It should not surprise us how good is always and so immediately rewarded by evil from the world. Here was a good king who feared God and sought Him with a perfect heart; and is hated by the International community!
  • Angel S.
    Yes, What a wonderful way to be
  • Anne
    This chapter encourages us to look to the Lord and trust in his word and He will fight our battles.
  • A disciple
    Peter; Amen But which are our battles, and what are the LORD's, is something that needs to be taught! We have been given every provision of His grace, and the authority of His name, and a Sacred Charge to be His Representatives, His Servants, His Disciples, His Friends, in the sight of the men of this world: this means being a Worker and a Soldier who must become expert in his business! And TRIAL!

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