The praise of Yahweh (2 Chr 20:20-20:21)

“They rose early in the morning. They went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. As they went out, King Jehoshaphat stood and said.

‘Listen to me.

O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem!

Believe in Yahweh your God,

Thus you will be established.

Believe his prophets.’

When he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to Yahweh and praise him in holy splendor. They went before the army, saying.

‘Give thanks to Yahweh,

For his steadfast love endures forever.’”

Once again we have a beautiful prayer to Yahweh. King Jehoshaphat reminds the people of Judah and Jerusalem to believe and trust in Yahweh. They had to believe in his prophets. He appointed Levites to sing, which they did with the lovely refrain that the steadfast love of Yahweh endures forever. They gave thanks for the everlasting love of God.