2 Chronicles 20:20

“And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they rose early in the morning, and went foorth into the wildernesse of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Iehoshaphat stood and said, Heare me, O Iudah, and yee inhabitants of Ierusalem; Beleeue in the Lord your God, so shall you be established; beleeue his Prophets, so shall yee prosper.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem: believe in Jehovah your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And early in the morning they got up and went out to the waste land of Tekoa: and when they were going out, Jehoshaphat took his station and said to them, Give ear to me, O Judah and you people of Jerusalem: have faith in the Lord your God and you will be safe; have faith in his prophets and all will go well for you.
- Basic English Bible

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth towards the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in Jehovah your God, and ye shall be established; believe his prophets, and ye shall prosper!
- Darby Bible

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
- Webster's Bible

They rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in Yahweh your God, so you shall be established! Believe his prophets, so you shall prosper."
- World English Bible

And they rise early in the morning, and go out to the wilderness of Tekoa, and in their going out Jehoshaphat hath stood and saith, `Hear me, O Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem, remain stedfast in Jehovah your God, and be stedfast; remain stedfast in His prophets, and prosper.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said: 'Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Chronicles 20:20


20:20 Believe - God's promise delivered to us by this prophet, and consequently all other predictions of the prophet.


Discussion for 2 Chronicles 20

  • 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!
  • Being grateful to God gives peace in the person's life.
    Giving praise to God helps show others that thankfulness and gratefulness helps life become smoother.
  • Irene123
    2 Chr. 20:22 - "And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab and Mt. Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten." Heb. 10:25
  • Omologe Eseakpevwe John
    We must be careful who we associate with. For God has warned us not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. If Jehoshaphat had not joined himself to Ahaziah, he would not have suffered any loss.

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