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2 Chronicles 19:5

    2 Chronicles 19:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he put judges through all the land, in every walled town of Judah,

    Webster's Revision

    And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

    World English Bible

    He set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

    Definitions for 2 Chronicles 19:5

    Fenced - Fortified; protected.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 19:5

    What exact change Jehoshaphat made in the judicial system of Judah Deuteronomy 16:18; 1 Chronicles 23:4, it is impossible to determine. Probably he found corruption widely spread 2 Chronicles 19:7, and the magistrates in some places tainted with the prevailing idolatry. He therefore made a fresh appointment of judges throughout the whole country; concentrating judicial authority in the hands of a few, or creating superior courts in the chief towns ("fenced cities"), with a right of appeal to such courts from the village judge.