2 Chronicles 20:13
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English Standard Version
Meanwhile all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

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

American Standard Version
And all Judah stood before Jehovah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all Juda stood before the Lord with their little ones, and their wives, and their children.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

2 Chronicles 20:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prayer which Jehoshaphat directed to Jahve the God of the fathers, as the almighty Ruler over all kingdoms, consists of a short representation of the circumstances of the case. Jahve had given the land to His people Israel for an everlasting possession, and Israel had built a sanctuary to His name therein (2 Chronicles 20:7 and 2 Chronicles 20:8); but they had in no way provoked the Ammonites, Moabites, and Edomites to fall upon them, and to drive them out of their land (2 Chronicles 20:10 and 2 Chronicles 20:11). On these two facts Jehoshaphat founds his prayer for help, in a twofold manner: in respect to the first, calling to mind the divine promise to hear the prayers offered up to God in the temple (2 Chronicles 20:9); and in reference to the second, laying emphasis upon the inability of Israel to fight against so numerous an enemy (2 Chronicles 20:12). In his manner of addressing Jahve, "God of our fathers," there is contained a reason why God should protect His people in their present distress. Upon Him, who had given the land to the fathers for a possession, it was incumbent to maintain the children in the enjoyment of it, if they had not forfeited it by their sins. Now Jahve as a covenant God was bound to do this, and also as God and ruler of heaven and earth He had the requisite power and might; cf. Psalm 115:3. להתיצּב עמּך אין, there is none with Thee who could set himself, i.e., could withstand Thee: cf. the similar phrase, 2 Chronicles 14:10; and for the thought, see 1 Chronicles 29:12. - On 2 Chronicles 20:7, cf. Joshua 23:9; Joshua 24:12; Exodus 23:20., etc.; on 2 Chronicles 20:7, cf. Genesis 13:15., 2 Chronicles 15:18, etc.; on אהבך, Isaiah 41:8.

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all Judah

Deuteronomy 29:10 You stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers...

Ezra 10:1 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God...

Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth...

Acts 21:5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 20:12
O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

2 Chronicles 20:14
And the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly.

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