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2 Chronicles 17

Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and prospereth.

2 Chronicles 17:1 And Iehosaphat his sonne raigned in his steade, and preuailed against Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:2 And he put souldiers in all the strong cities of Iuda, and set rulers in the lande of Iuda, and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had wonne. 2 Chronicles 17:3 And the Lorde was with Iehosaphat, because he walked in the olde wayes of his father Dauid, and sought not Baalim, 2 Chronicles 17:4 But sought the Lorde God of his father, and walked in his commaundementes, and not after the doinges of Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:5 And the Lorde stablished the kingdome in his hande, & all they that were in Iuda brought him presentes, so that he had aboundaunce of richesse and honour. 2 Chronicles 17:6 And he lyft vp his heart vnto the wayes of the Lorde, and he put downe yet more of the high places and groues out of Iuda.

He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah.

2 Chronicles 17:7 In the third yere of his raigne he sent to his lordes, euen to Benhail, Obadia, Zacharia, Nethanel, and to Michaiahu, that they shoulde teache in the cities of Iuda: 2 Chronicles 17:8 And with them he sent Leuites, euen Semeiahu, Nethaniahu, Zebadiahu, Asael, Semiramoth, Iehonathan, Adoniahu, Tobiahu, & Tob adoniahu, & with them Elisama, and Iehoram, priestes. 2 Chronicles 17:9 And they taught in Iuda, and had the booke of the lawe of God with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Iuda, and taught the people.

His enemies being terrified by God, some of them bring him presents and tribute.

2 Chronicles 17:10 And the feare of the Lorde fell vpon all the kingdomes of the landes that were rounde about Iuda, and they fought not against Iehosaphat. 2 Chronicles 17:11 And some of the Philistines brought Iehosaphat giftes, and tribute siluer, and therto the Arabians brought him cattaile, euen seuen thousand and seuen hundred rammes, and seuen thousand and seuen hundred hee goates.

His greatness, captains, and armies.

2 Chronicles 17:12 And so Iehosaphat prospered, and grew vp an hie: And he built in Iuda castels and cities of store. 2 Chronicles 17:13 And he had great substaunce in the cities of Iuda: but the men of armes and strongest souldiers were in Hierusalem. 2 Chronicles 17:14 And these are the offices of them in the house of their fathers: the captaines ouer thousandes in Iuda, Adna the captayne, and with him of fighting men three hundred thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:15 And next to his hand was Iehohanan a captayne, and with him two hundred and fourescore thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:16 And next him was Amazia the sonne of Zichri, which of his owne good wyll offered him selfe vnto the Lorde, and with him two hundred thousand mightie men of warre. 2 Chronicles 17:17 And of the children of Beniamin, Eliada a man of might, and with him armed men with bowe and shielde two hundred thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:18 And next him was Iehosabad, and with him an hundred and fourescore thousand, that were prepared for the warre. 2 Chronicles 17:19 These wayted on the king, besides those which the king put in the strong cities throughout all Iuda.

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