2 Chronicles 17
Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and prospereth.
2 Chronicles 17:1 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead,and strengthened himself against Israel; 2 Chronicles 17:2 and put forces in all the fortified cities of Judah,and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had captured. 2 Chronicles 17:3 And it came to pass, that, Yahweh, was with Jehoshaphat,because he walked in the first ways of David his father, and sought not unto the Baalim; 2 Chronicles 17:4 for, unto the God of his father, he sought, and, in his commandments, he walked,and not according to the doing of Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:5 Therefore did Yahweh establish the kingdom in his hand, and all Judah gave a present unto Jehoshaphat,and he came to have riches and honour, in abundance. 2 Chronicles 17:6 And his heart was encouraged, in the ways of Yahweh,and he, yet further, took away the high places and the Sacred Stems, out of Judah.
He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah.
2 Chronicles 17:7 And, in the third year of his reign, he sent to his rulers, even to Ben-hail and to Obadiah and to Zechariah, and to Nethanel, and to Micaiah,that they were to teach throughout the cities of Judah; 2 Chronicles 17:8 and, with them, Levites, Shemaiah and Nethaniah and Zebadiah and Asahel and Shemiramoth and Jehonathan, and Adonijah and Tobijah and Tob-adonijah, Levites,and, with them, Elishama and Jehoram, priests; 2 Chronicles 17:9 and they taught throughout Judah, and, with them, was the book of the law of Yahweh,so they went round throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
His enemies being terrified by God, some of them bring him presents and tribute.
2 Chronicles 17:10 And it came to pass, that, the dread of Yahweh, was upon all the kingdoms of the countries, that were round about Judah,and they warred not against Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 17:11 And, from among the Philistines, were they bringing in unto Jehoshaphat a present, and silver as tribute,even the Arabians, were bringing in unto him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams, and seven thousand seven hundred he-goats.
His greatness, captains, and armies.
2 Chronicles 17:12 And so it came to pass that, Jehoshaphat, went on waxing surpassingly great,and he built, throughout Judah, fortresses and cities for store; 2 Chronicles 17:13 and, much business, had he, throughout the cities of Judah,but, the men of war, the heroes of valour, were in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 17:14 And, these, are the numbers of them, by their ancestral house,To Judah, pertained rulers of thousands, Adnah the chief, and, with him, mighty men of valour, three hundred thousand; 2 Chronicles 17:15 and, under his direction, was Jehohanan the chief,and, with him, two hundred and eighty thousand; 2 Chronicles 17:16 and, under his direction, Amasiah son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto Yahweh,and, with him, two hundred thousand heroes of valour. 2 Chronicles 17:17 And, out of Benjamin, a hero of valour, Eliada,and, with him, armed with bow and buckler, two hundred thousand; 2 Chronicles 17:18 and, under his direction, Jehozabad,and, with him, a hundred and eighty thousand, equipped for war. 2 Chronicles 17:19 These, were they who were waiting upon the king,besides those whom the king placed in the fortified cities, throughout all Judah.