Matthew Bible

2 Chronicles 17

Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and prospereth.

2 Chronicles 17:1 And Iehosaphat his sonne raigned in his stead, and was mightyer then Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:2 And he put souldioures in all the stronge cities of Iuda, and set rulers bothe in the lande of Iuda, and also in the cytyes of Ephraim, whyche Asa his father had wonne. 2 Chronicles 17:3 And the Lorde was wyth Iehosaphat, because he walked in the olde wayes of his father Dauid, & sought not Baals, 2 Chronicles 17:4 but sought the Lorde God of his father, and walked in hys commaundementes, and not after doynges of Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:5 Therfore the Lorde stablyshed the kyngedome in his hande, and all Iuda brought him presentes, that he became exceadinge ryche and gloriouse. 2 Chronicles 17:6 And his herte was corageous in the wayes of the Lorde, & he put doune yet more of the hilalaulters and groued out of Iuda.

He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah.

2 Chronicles 17:7 And the thirde yeare of hys raigne he sent of his Lordes: Benhail, Abdiah, Zachariah, Nathanael and Michaah to teache in the cyties of Iuda: 2 Chronicles 17:8 and with them, Semeiah, Nathaniah, Zabadiah, Asahel. Semiramoth, Iehonathan, Adoniah, Thobiah, and Thobodoniah Leuites: and with them Elisama & Ioram priestes. 2 Chronicles 17:9 And they taught in Iuda, and had the boke of the law with them, & went aboute thorowout all the cytyes 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 fel vpon al the kyngedomes of the landes that were rounde aboute Iuda, that they durst not warre with Iehosaphat. 2 Chronicles 17:11 And the Philistines brought Iehosaphat gyftes and tribute siluer. And therto the Arabians brought hym of shepe, seuen thousand and seuen hundred rammes, & seuen thousande & seuen hundred he gottes.

His greatness, captains, and armies.

2 Chronicles 17:12 And so Iehosaphat he prospered and grue vpon hye. And he buylt in Iuda, castels and store cities. 2 Chronicles 17:13 And he had great substaunce in the cyties of Iuda, & fyghtynge men and men of myghte in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 17:14 And this is the order in the houses of their fathers, of the capitaynes ouer thousandes in Iuda: Ednah the captayne, and with hym of fyghthynge men thre hundred thousande. 2 Chronicles 17:15 And nexte to him Iehohanan a captayne and with him two hundreth & .lxxx. thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:16 And by his side Amaziah the sonne of Zechri willynge vnto the Lord, & with him two hundred thousand myghty men. 2 Chronicles 17:17 And of the children of Beniamin, Eliada was a man of might, and had with hym armed with bowes & shyldes two hundred thousande. 2 Chronicles 17:18 And by his syde Iehosabad wyth whome were an hundred & .lxxx. thousande trimmed for warre. 2 Chronicles 17:19 These waited on the kynge, besydes those whyche the kinge had put in stronge cities thorowout al Iuda.

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