2 CHRONICLES 20:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.”

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2 Chronicles 20:3 Translation & Meaning

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And Jehoshaphat יְהֽוֹשָׁפָ֛ט Jehoshaphat, the name of six Israelites; also of a valley near Jerusalem Jehoshaphat
feared, וַיִּרָ֕א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten feared
and set וַיִּתֵּ֧ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) set
himself פָּנָ֖יו The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) himself
to seek לִדְר֣וֹשׁ Properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship seek
the Lord, לַֽיהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and proclaimed וַיִּקְרָא To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) proclaimed
a fast צ֖וֹם A fast fast
throughout עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications throughout
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
Judah. יְהוּדָֽה׃ Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory Judah

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  • 1  It 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.

  • 2  Then 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 Hazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi.

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

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

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




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