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2 Chronicles 17

Book of 2 Chronicles - Chapter 17

2 Chronicles 17:1

Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.

2 Chronicles 17:2

He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.

2 Chronicles 17:3

the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals,

2 Chronicles 17:4

but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.

2 Chronicles 17:6

His heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

2 Chronicles 17:7

Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben Hail, and Obadiah, and Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

2 Chronicles 17:8

and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of the LORD with them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people.

2 Chronicles 17:10

The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

2 Chronicles 17:11

Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and silver for tribute; the Arabians also brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred male goats.

2 Chronicles 17:12

Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

2 Chronicles 17:13

He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:14

This was the numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand;

2 Chronicles 17:15

and next to him Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred eighty thousand;

2 Chronicles 17:16

and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.

2 Chronicles 17:17

Of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield;

2 Chronicles 17:18

and next to him Jehozabad and with him one hundred eighty thousand ready prepared for war.

2 Chronicles 17:19

These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.