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2 Chronicles 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:1 - Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place and strengthened himself against Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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 that Asa his father had captured.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:3 - The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:4 - but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the practices of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:5 - Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:6 - His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD. And furthermore, he took the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:7 - In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:8 - and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tobadonijah; and with these Levites, the priests Elishama and Jehoram.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:9 - And they taught in Judah, having the Book of the Law of the LORD with them. They went about through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:10 - And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:11 - Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents and silver for tribute, and the Arabians also brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:12 - And Jehoshaphat grew steadily greater. He built in Judah fortresses and store cities,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:13 - and he had large supplies in the cities of Judah. He had soldiers, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:14 - This was the muster of them by fathers’ houses: Of Judah, the commanders of thousands: Adnah the commander, with 300,000 mighty men of valor;

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:15 - and next to him Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000;

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:16 - and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, a volunteer for the service of the LORD, with 200,000 mighty men of valor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - Of Benjamin: Eliada, a mighty man of valor, with 200,000 men armed with bow and shield;

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:18 - and next to him Jehozabad with 180,000 armed for war.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:19 - These were in the service of the king, besides those whom the king had placed in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.
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