1 And Yehoshafat the king of Judah (Yehudah) returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
2 And Yehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Yehoshafat, “Shouldest you help the wicked, and love them that hate יהוה? Therefore is wrath upon you from before יהוה.
3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the Asherot out of the land, and hast prepared your heart to seek God (Elohim).
4 And Yehoshafat dwelt at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and he went out again through the people from Beer-Sheva to Mount Efrayim, and brought them back unto יהוה God (Elohim) of their fathers.
5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah (Yehudah), city by city,
6 And said to the judges, “Take heed what you do, for you judge not for man, but for יהוה, who is with you in the judgment.
7 Wherefore now let the fear of יהוה be upon you; take heed and do it, for there is no iniquity with יהוה our God (Elohim), nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.”
8 Moreover in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) did Yehoshafat set of the Levites (Lewiyim), and of the priests (kohanim), and of the chief of the fathers of Yisrael, for the judgment of יהוה, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
9 And he charged them, saying, “Thus shall you do in the fear of יהוה, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, you shall even warn them that they trespass not against יהוה, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren; this do, and you shall not trespass.
11 And, behold, Amaryah the chief priest (kohen) is over you in all matters of יהוה; and Zevadyahu the son of Yishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah (Yehudah), for all the king’s matters; also the Levites (Lewiyim) shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and יהוה shall be with the good.”