Jehoshaphat stood.--Or, came forward. The king probably stood in the gate at Jerusalem.
Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established.--An affirmative way of putting the words of Isaiah to Ahaz: "If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established" (Isaiah 7:9).
Believe his prophets.--Believe in, as before, i.e., put confidence in their advice and leading.
So shall ye prosper.--And prosper ye. (Comp. 2 Chronicles 18:11.)
and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa; which, according to Jerom (u), was six miles from Bethlehem, and nine from Jerusalem, some say twelve, beyond which was nothing but a desert; it was part of the wilderness of Judah:
and as they went forth; out of Jerusalem, through one of the gates of it:
Jehoshaphat stood and said, believe in the Lord your God; in the promises he had made, particularly with respect to the victory over their present enemies; the Targum is,"in the Word of the Lord your God:"
so shall you be established; have courage and firmness of mind, as well as be safe and secure:
believe his prophets; sent by him, and that speak in his name, particularly Jahaziel, who had predicted victory to them:
so shall ye prosper; things will succeed to your wishes, and beyond your expectations.
(u) Prooem. in Amos, and Comment. in ch. i. 1.