2 Chronicles 17
Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and prospereth.
2 Chronicles 17:1 And Iehosaphat his sone raygned in hys steade, & preuayled agaynst Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:2 And he put souldyers in all the stronge cityes of Iuda, and sett rulers in the lande of Iuda and in the cityes 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 hys father, & walked in hys commaundmentes: and not after the doynges of Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:5 And the Lord stablisshed the kyngdome in his hande, and all they that were in Iuda, brought hym presentes, so that he had aboundance of riches and honoure. 2 Chronicles 17:6 And he lyft vp his hert vnto þe wayes of the Lorde, and he putt downe yet more of the hylaultars and groues out of Iuda.
He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah.
2 Chronicles 17:7 In the thyrde yere of hys raygne he sent to hys lordes, euen to Benhail, Obadia, Zacharia, Nethanel and to Michaahu, þt they shulde teach in the cityes of Iuda, 2 Chronicles 17:8 and with them he sent leuites: euen Semeiahu, Nethaniahu, Zabadiahu, Asahel, Semiramoth, & Tubadonia, and with them Elisamah and Iehoram prestes. 2 Chronicles 17:9 And they taught in Iuda, and had the boke of the lawe of God wt them, and went about thorowout all the cityes 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 þe kyngdomes of the landes that were rounde about Iuda, & they fought not agaynst Iehosaphat. 2 Chronicles 17:11 And some of þe philistines brought Iehosaphat gyftes, and tribute syluer: And therto the Arabians brought him catell: euen .vij.M. and .vij.C. rammes, and .vij.M. and .vij.C. he goates.
His greatness, captains, and armies.
2 Chronicles 17:12 And so Iehosaphat prospered & grue vp on hye. And he buylt in Iuda, castels and stronge cityes, 2 Chronicles 17:13 & he had great substaunce in the cities of Iuda, but the men of armes & strongest soudiers were in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 17:14 And these are the offyces of them in the houses of their fathers, the captaines ouer thousandes in Iuda. Adna the captayne, & with hym of fightynge men .iij.C.M. 2 Chronicles 17:15 And next to hys hande was Iehohanan a captayne, and with hym .ij.C. and .lxxx.M. 2 Chronicles 17:16 And nexte him was Amazia the sonne of Zichri, which of his awne good wil offred him selfe vnto þe Lord, and wt hym .ij.C.M. myghty men of warre. 2 Chronicles 17:17 And of the chyldren of Beniamin, Eliada a man of myght, and had with hym armed men with bowe & shylde .ij.C.M. 2 Chronicles 17:18 And nexte hym was Iehosabad, and with hym an .C. and .lxxx.M. that were prepared for the warre. 2 Chronicles 17:19 These wayted on the kynge, besydes those which the kinge put in the stronge cityes thorowout all Iuda.