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 20:20

  • Virginia Wamburi- St. Celebration Family - Utawala for verse 20
    Prophets are voices of God. My pastor is my prophet and i know that just too well. God has established me and believing in my Pastor has made me prosper.
  • God believed in his anointed prophets and what he has deposited in them for the prosperity of his children your prosperity is connected to your prophet if you neglect him you neglect your prosperity locate your prophet and connect with him nor matter that you are older than him he is the voice of God the pilot of your destiny the Shepherd of your soul respect and honour your prophet 2 Tim 5:17 and God will bless you.
  • Adesuyi Ajayi for verse 20
    Vox populi vox dei. The voice of true prophets is the voice of God. A prophet's instructions and directions though counterintuitive are always compatible with Christian values , divine laws and unction of the holy spirit within us. You prosper ultimately even in adversity when you obey prophetic injunction and conversely may regret, if you willfully disobey it.
  • Silulami mtangai for verse 20
    What Jehoshafat said is a mystery.God value His prophets"put your trust in the prophets and ye shall prosper" our prosperity of God. If we neglect the mouth of God that means we neglect our establishment and our prosperity
  • Gladys Wanyoike for verse 20
    I understand that god wanted his people to trust in prophets.
  • Anyanwu obinna for verse 20
    This is really God speaking about his faithfulness. Anytime I remember this verse of truth, it moves me to dare what cannot be dared.

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