Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2 Chronicles 19

Nice short chapter in somewhat familiar language territory. Verse 2 is without change of word order. Perhaps the question should be first, but the immediate answer for me was, Of course you should. I wonder if that is the intent of the rhetoric. The ambiguity of the particle אבל adds to the amusement of the opening. Verse 8 ישׁבו interpreted as stem ישׁב rather than שׁוב.

2 Chronicles 19 Fn Min Max Syll
וַ֠יָּשָׁב יְהוֹשָׁפָ֨ט מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֧ה אֶל־בֵּית֛וֹ בְּשָׁל֖וֹם לִֽירוּשָׁלִָֽם 1 ~ And Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. 3c 3g 22
וַיֵּצֵ֣א אֶל־פָּנָ֗יו יֵה֣וּא בֶן־חֲנָ֘נִי֮ הַחֹזֶה֒ וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אֶל־הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ יְהוֹשָׁפָ֔ט הֲלָרָשָׁ֣ע לַעְזֹ֔ר וּלְשֹׂנְאֵ֥י יְהוָ֖ה תֶּאֱהָ֑ב
וּבָזֹאת֙ עָלֶ֣יךָ קֶּ֔צֶף מִלִּפְנֵ֖י יְהוָֽה
2 And Jehu child of Hanani the visionary went out to his presence, and he said to king Jehoshaphat, To help the wicked, and those who hate Yahweh, should you love?
So in this for you is rage from the presence of Yahweh.
3e 4B 40
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אֲבָ֕ל דְּבָרִ֥ים טוֹבִ֖ים נִמְצְא֣וּ עִמָּ֑ךְ
כִּֽי־בִעַ֤רְתָּ הָאֲשֵׁרוֹת֙ מִן־הָאָ֔רֶץ וַהֲכִינ֥וֹתָ לְבָבְךָ֖ לִדְרֹ֥שׁ הָֽאֱלֹהִֽים
3 Lamentably, good things were found with you,
for you have shriven the fetishes from the land, and have prepared your heart to search out God.
3e 4C 12
25
וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וַיָּ֜שָׁב וַיֵּצֵ֣א בָעָ֗ם מִבְּאֵ֥ר שֶׁ֙בַע֙ עַד־הַ֣ר אֶפְרַ֔יִם וַיְשִׁיבֵ֕ם אֶל־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י אֲבוֹתֵיהֶֽם
4 And Jehoshaphat settled in Jerusalem then he returned and he went out among the people from Beer-Sheva to mount Ephraim,
so he returned them to Yahweh the God of their ancestors.
3e 4B 11
29
וַיַּעֲמֵ֨ד שֹֽׁפְטִ֜ים בָּאָ֗רֶץ בְּכָל־עָרֵ֧י יְהוּדָ֛ה הַבְּצֻר֖וֹת לְעִ֥יר וָעִֽיר 5 And he installed judges in the land in all the enclosed cities of Judah, city by city. 3c 3g 23
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֶל־הַשֹּֽׁפְטִ֗ים רְאוּ֙ מָֽה־אַתֶּ֣ם עֹשִׂ֔ים כִּ֣י לֹ֧א לְאָדָ֛ם תִּשְׁפְּט֖וּ כִּ֣י לַיהוָ֑ה
וְעִמָּכֶ֖ם בִּדְבַ֥ר מִשְׁפָּֽט
6 And he said to the judges, See what you do, because not for a human you judge, but for Yahweh,
who is with you in the word of judgment.
3c 4B 25
8
וְעַתָּ֕ה יְהִ֥י פַֽחַד־יְהוָ֖ה עֲלֵיכֶ֑ם
שִׁמְר֣וּ וַעֲשׂ֔וּ כִּֽי־אֵ֞ין עִם־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ עַוְלָ֛ה וּמַשֹּׂ֥א פָנִ֖ים וּמִקַּח־שֹֽׁחַד
7 So now let the dread of Yahweh be over you.
Keep and do, because there is with Yahweh our God, no injustice, nor partiality of face, nor receiving of bribes.
3d 4B 12
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וְגַ֣ם בִּ֠ירוּשָׁלִַם הֶעֱמִ֨יד יְהוֹשָׁפָ֜ט מִן־הַלְוִיִּ֣ם וְהַכֹּהֲנִ֗ים וּמֵרָאשֵׁ֤י הָאָבוֹת֙ לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְמִשְׁפַּ֥ט יְהוָ֖ה וְלָרִ֑יב
וַיָּשֻׁ֖בוּ יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם
8 And also in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat had installed from the Levites, and the priests, and from the heads of the ancestors of Israel, for the judgment of Yahweh and for dispute.
And they sat in Jerusalem.
3e 4C 41
8
וַיְצַ֥ו עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם לֵאמֹ֑ר
כֹּ֤ה תַעֲשׂוּן֙ בְּיִרְאַ֣ת יְהוָ֔ה בֶּאֱמוּנָ֖ה וּבְלֵבָ֥ב שָׁלֵֽם
9 And he commanded them, saying,
Thus you will do in the fear of Yahweh, in faithfulness, and with a heart at peace.
3e 4C 7
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וְכָל־רִיב֩ אֲשֶׁר־יָב֨וֹא עֲלֵיכֶ֜ם מֵאֲחֵיכֶ֣ם ׀ הַיֹּשְׁבִ֣ים בְּעָרֵיהֶ֗ם בֵּֽין־דָּ֣ם ׀ לְדָם֮ בֵּין־תּוֹרָ֣ה לְמִצְוָה֮ לְחֻקִּ֣ים וּלְמִשְׁפָּטִים֒ וְהִזְהַרְתֶּ֣ם אֹתָ֔ם וְלֹ֤א יֶאְשְׁמוּ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וְהָֽיָה־קֶ֥צֶף עֲלֵיכֶ֖ם וְעַל־אֲחֵיכֶ֑ם
כֹּ֥ה תַעֲשׂ֖וּן וְלֹ֥א תֶאְשָֽׁמוּ
10 And every contention that comes upon you from your kin inhabiting in their cities, between blood to blood, between instruction to commandment, and to statute, and to judgment, you will admonish them, and they will not bear guilt to Yahweh, and there be rage over you, and over your kin.
Thus you will do and you will not bear guilt.
3e 4C 64
9
וְהִנֵּ֡ה אֲמַרְיָ֣הוּ כֹהֵן֩ הָרֹ֨אשׁ עֲלֵיכֶ֜ם לְכֹ֣ל דְּבַר־יְהוָ֗ה וּזְבַדְיָ֨הוּ בֶן־יִשְׁמָעֵ֜אל הַנָּגִ֤יד לְבֵית־יְהוּדָה֙ לְכֹ֣ל דְּבַר־הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וְשֹׁטְרִ֥ים הַלְוִיִּ֖ם לִפְנֵיכֶ֑ם
חִזְק֣וּ וַעֲשׂ֔וּ וִיהִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה עִם־הַטּֽוֹב
11 And behold, Amariah, the head priest, is over you for any matter of Yahweh, and Zebedyah child of Yishmaeil, herald to the house of Judah, for any matter of the king, and the Levites will be overseers in your presence.
So deal resolutely, and Yahweh will be with what is good.
3e 4C 53
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