19:1 When King Jehoshaphat of Judah returned home safely to Jerusalem, 1 19:2 the prophet 2 Jehu son of Hanani confronted him; 3 he said to King Jehoshaphat, “Is it right to help the wicked and be an ally of those who oppose the Lord? 4 Because you have done this the Lord is angry with you! 5 19:3 Nevertheless you have done some good things; 6 you removed 7 the Asherah poles from the land and you were determined to follow the Lord.” 8
2 tn Or “seer.”
3 tn Heb “went out to his face.”
4 tn Heb “and love those who hate the
5 tn Heb “and because of this upon you is anger from before the
6 tn Heb “nevertheless good things are found with you.”
7 tn Here בָּעַר (ba’ar) is not the well attested verb “burn,” but the less common homonym meaning “devastate, sweep away, remove.” See HALOT 146 s.v. II בער.
8 tn Heb “and you set your heart to seek the