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2 Chronicles 20:14-17

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20:14 Then in the midst of the assembly, the Lord’s Spirit came upon Jachaziel son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph. 20:15 He said: “Pay attention, all you people of Judah, 1  residents of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Don’t be afraid and don’t panic 2  because of this huge army! For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 20:16 Tomorrow march down against them as 3  they come up the Ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the ravine in front of the Desert of Jeruel. 20:17 You will not fight in this battle. Take your positions, stand, and watch the Lord deliver you, 4  O Judah and Jerusalem. Don’t be afraid and don’t panic! 5  Tomorrow march out toward them; the Lord is with you!’”

1 tn Heb “all Judah.” The words “you people of” are supplied in the translation for clarity. The Hebrew text uses the name “Judah” by metonymy for the people of Judah. Unlike the previous instance in v. 13 where infants, wives, and children are mentioned separately, this reference appears to include them all.

2 tn Or perhaps “don’t get discouraged.”

3 tn Heb “look.”

4 tn Heb “the deliverance of the Lord with you.”

5 tn Or perhaps “don’t get discouraged.”



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