SOME OF THE MEUNITES: Who were from mount Seir (vv
EDOM: The KJV has "Syria", but this is an
ABRAHAM YOUR FRIEND: This is the basis for James'
description of Abraham in Jam 2:23. The prophet Isaiah (Isa 41:8) appeals to
this feature -- spoken of in Jehoshaphat's reign -- as an exhortation to
If we wish to be God's friends we must do His will (John
FOR WE HAVE NO POWER: Jehoshaphat discounts his own
STAND FIRM AND SEE: "Stand still and see the salvation
of God" (Exo 14:13; 2Ch 20:17). "Stand still and hear God's commandments" (Num
9:8). "Stand still that I may show you the word of God" (1Sa 9:27). "Stand still
that I may reason with you" (1Sa 12:7). "Stand still and consider the works of
God" (Job 37:14).
"Stand still" does not just denote the need to remain apart
from the battle itself, but also the need NOT to run away!
AS THEY BEGAN TO SING AND PRAISE...: "When the Spartans
marched into battle, they advanced with cheerful songs, willing to fight; but
when the Persians entered the conflict, you could hear, as the regiments came
on, the crack of the whip, by which the officers drove the cowards to the fray.
What wonder that the Spartans were like lions in the midst of sheep! Were we
enthusiastic soldiers of the Cross, through God's help, nothing would be able to
stand against us" (CHS).
VALLEY OF BERACAH: Is this the same as the Valley of
Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:12)?
Cp Luk 15:15: "So he went and hired himself out to a citizen
of that country."
TRADING SHIPS: Heb "ships of Tarshish": See Lesson,