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2 Chronicles 17 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jehoshaphat King of Judah

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:1 - Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened himself against Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:2 - He stationed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah and put garrisons in Judah and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:3 - The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:4 - but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:5 - The LORD established the kingdom under his control; and all Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:6 - His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the 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 towns of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:8 - With them were certain Levites—Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah—and the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:9 - They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:10 - The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands surrounding Judah, so that they did not go to war against Jehoshaphat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:11 - Some Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and silver as tribute, and the Arabs brought him flocks: seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred goats.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:12 - Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:13 - and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:14 - Their enrollment by families was as follows: From Judah, commanders of units of 1,000: Adnah the commander, with 300,000 fighting men;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:15 - next, Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:16 - next, Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered himself for the service of the LORD, with 200,000.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - From Benjamin: Eliada, a valiant soldier, with 200,000 men armed with bows and shields;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:18 - next, Jehozabad, with 180,000 men armed for battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:19 - These were the men who served the king, besides those he stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

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