The Holy Bible - The Second Book of the Chronicles, Chapter 20 (Latin)

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1It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

2Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.

3And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

4And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

5And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,

6And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

7Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

8And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,

9If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

10And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;

11Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

12O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

13And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

14Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation;

15And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

16To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

17Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

18And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.

19And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

20And 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.

21And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.

22And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

23For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

24And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

25And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

26And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.

27Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.

28And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.

29And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.

30So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.

31And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.

32And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.

33Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

34Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.

35And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

36And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.

37Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

1post haec congregati sunt filii Moab et filii Ammon et cum eis de Ammanitis ad Iosaphat ut pugnarent contra eum

2veneruntque nuntii et indicaverunt Iosaphat dicentes venit contra te multitudo magna de his locis quae trans mare sunt et de Syria et ecce consistunt in Asasonthamar quae est Engaddi

3Iosaphat autem timore perterritus totum se contulit ad rogandum Dominum et praedicavit ieiunium universo Iuda

4congregatusque Iudas ad precandum Dominum sed et omnes de urbibus suis venerunt ad obsecrandum eum

5cumque stetisset Iosaphat in medio coetu Iudae et Hierusalem in domo Domini ante atrium novum

6ait Domine Deus patrum nostrorum tu es Deus in caelo et dominaris cunctis regnis gentium in manu tua est fortitudo et potentia nec quisquam tibi potest resistere

7nonne tu Deus noster interfecisti omnes habitatores terrae huius coram populo tuo Israhel et dedisti eam semini Abraham amici tui in sempiternum

8habitaveruntque in ea et extruxerunt in illa sanctuarium nomini tuo dicentes

9si inruerint super nos mala gladius iudicii pestilentia et fames stabimus coram domo hac in conspectu tuo in qua invocatum est nomen tuum et clamabimus ad te in tribulationibus nostris et exaudies salvosque facies

10nunc igitur ecce filii Ammon et Moab et mons Seir per quos non concessisti Israheli ut transirent quando egrediebantur de Aegypto sed declinaverunt ab eis et non interfecerunt illos

11e contrario agunt et nituntur eicere nos de possessione quam tradidisti nobis

12Deus noster ergo non iudicabis eos in nobis quidem non tanta est fortitudo ut possimus huic multitudini resistere quae inruit super nos sed cum ignoremus quid agere debeamus hoc solum habemus residui ut oculos nostros dirigamus ad te

13omnis vero Iuda stabat coram Domino cum parvulis et uxoribus et liberis suis

14erat autem Hiazihel filius Zacchariae filii Banaiae filii Hiehihel filii Mathaniae Levites de filiis Asaph super quem factus est spiritus Domini in medio turbae

15et ait adtendite omnis Iuda et qui habitatis Hierusalem et tu rex Iosaphat haec dicit Dominus vobis nolite timere nec paveatis hanc multitudinem non est enim vestra pugna sed Dei

16cras descendetis contra eos ascensuri enim sunt per clivum nomine Sis et invenietis illos in summitate torrentis qui est contra solitudinem Hieruhel

17non eritis vos qui dimicabitis sed tantummodo confidenter state et videbitis auxilium Domini super vos o Iuda et Hierusalem nolite timere nec paveatis cras egredimini contra eos et Dominus erit vobiscum

18Iosaphat ergo et Iuda et omnes habitatores Hierusalem ceciderunt proni in terram coram Domino et adoraverunt eum

19porro Levitae de filiis Caath et de filiis Core laudabant Dominum Deum Israhel voce magna in excelsum

20cumque mane surrexissent egressi sunt per desertum Thecuae profectisque eis stans Iosaphat in medio eorum dixit audite me Iuda et omnes habitatores Hierusalem credite in Domino Deo vestro et securi eritis credite prophetis eius et cuncta evenient prospera

21deditque consilium populo et statuit cantores Domini ut laudarent eum in turmis suis et antecederent exercitum ac voce consona dicerent confitemini Domino quoniam in aeternum misericordia eius

22cumque coepissent laudes canere vertit Dominus insidias eorum in semet ipsos filiorum scilicet Ammon et Moab et montis Seir qui egressi fuerant ut pugnarent contra Iudam et percussi sunt

23namque filii Ammon et Moab consurrexerunt adversum habitatores montis Seir ut interficerent et delerent eos cumque hoc opere perpetrassent etiam in semet ipsos versi mutuis concidere vulneribus

24porro Iudas cum venisset ad speculam quae respicit solitudinem vidit procul omnem late regionem plenam cadaveribus nec superesse quemquam qui necem potuisset evadere

25venit ergo Iosaphat et omnis populus cum eo ad detrahenda spolia mortuorum inveneruntque inter cadavera variam supellectilem vestes quoque et vasa pretiosissima et diripuerunt ita ut omnia portare non possent nec per tres dies spolia auferre pro praedae magnitudine

26die autem quarto congregati sunt in valle Benedictionis etenim quoniam ibi benedixerant Domino vocaverunt locum illum vallis Benedictionis usque in praesentem diem

27reversusque est omnis vir Iuda et habitatores Hierusalem et Iosaphat ante eos in Hierusalem cum laetitia magna eo quod dedisset eis Dominus gaudium de inimicis suis

28ingressique sunt Hierusalem cum psalteriis et citharis et tubis in domum Domini

29inruit autem pavor Domini super universa regna terrarum cum audissent quod pugnasset Dominus contra inimicos Israhel

30quievitque regnum Iosaphat et praebuit ei Deus pacem per circuitum

31regnavit igitur Iosaphat super Iudam et erat triginta quinque annorum cum regnare coepisset viginti autem et quinque annis regnavit in Hierusalem nomen matris eius Azuba filia Selachi

32et ambulavit in via patris sui Asa nec declinavit ab ea faciens quae placita erant coram Domino

33verumtamen excelsa non abstulit et adhuc populus non direxerat cor suum ad Dominum Deum patrum suorum

34reliqua autem gestorum Iosaphat priorum et novissimorum scripta sunt in verbis Hieu filii Anani quae digessit in libro regum Israhel

35post haec iniit amicitias Iosaphat rex Iuda cum Ochozia rege Israhel cuius opera fuerunt impiissima

36et particeps fuit ut facerent naves quae irent in Tharsis feceruntque classem in Asiongaber

37prophetavit autem Eliezer filius Dodoau de Maresa ad Iosaphat dicens quia habuisti foedus cum Ochozia percussit Dominus opera tua contritaeque sunt naves nec potuerunt ire in Tharsis

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