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2 Chronicles 17 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:1 - His son Jehoshaphat replaced him as king and solidified his rule over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:2 - He placed troops in all of Judah's fortified cities and posted garrisons throughout the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim that his father Asa had seized.

His Good Reign

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:3 - The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed in his ancestor David's footsteps at the beginning of his reign. He did not seek the Baals,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:4 - but instead sought the God of his ancestors and obeyed his commands, unlike the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:5 - The LORD made his kingdom secure; all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he became very wealthy and greatly respected.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:6 - He was committed to following the LORD; he even removed the high places and Asherah poles from 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 - They were accompanied by the Levites Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-Adonijah, and by the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:9 - They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the scroll of the law of the LORD. They traveled to all the cities of Judah and taught the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:10 - The LORD put fear into all the kingdoms surrounding Judah; they did not make war with Jehoshaphat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:11 - Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat tribute, including a load of silver. The Arabs brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats from their flocks.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:12 - Jehoshaphat's power kept increasing. He built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:13 - He had many supplies stored in the cities of Judah and an army of skilled warriors stationed in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:14 - These were their divisions by families: There were a thousand officers from Judah. Adnah the commander led 300,000 skilled warriors,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:15 - Jehochanan the commander led 280,000,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:16 - and Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered to serve the LORD, led 200,000 skilled warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - From Benjamin, Eliada, a skilled warrior, led 200,000 men who were equipped with bows and shields,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:18 - and Jehozabad led 180,000 trained warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:19 - These were the ones who served the king, besides those whom the king placed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

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