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2 Chronicles 20:3

    2 Chronicles 20:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek unto Jehovah; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jehoshaphat, in his fear, went to the Lord for directions, and gave orders all through Judah for the people to go without food.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek unto Jehovah; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

    World English Bible

    Jehoshaphat was alarmed, and set himself to seek to Yahweh. He proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for 2 Chronicles 20:3

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 20:3

    Jehoshaphat feared - He found that he could not possibly stand against such a numerous army, and therefore could not expect to be delivered except by the strong arm of God. To get this assistance, it was necessary to seek it; and to get such extraordinary help, they should seek it in an extraordinary way; hence he proclaimed a universal fast, and all the people came up to Jerusalem to seek the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 20:3

    General fasts had been previously observed by the Israelites (e. g. Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6); but we do not hear of any fast having been "proclaimed" by authority before this.