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 he placed 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 taken. 2 Chronicles 17:3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim; 2 Chronicles 17:4 But sought to the [LORD] God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand: and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honor in abundance. 2 Chronicles 17:6 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah.
2 Chronicles 17:7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, [even] to Ben-hail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah. 2 Chronicles 17:8 And with them [he sent] Levites, [even] 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 in Judah, and [had] the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about 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 the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that [were] around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 17:11 Also [some] of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he-goats.
His greatness, captains, and armies.
2 Chronicles 17:12 And Jehoshaphat became exceedingly great; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store. 2 Chronicles 17:13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, [were] in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 17:14 And these [are] the numbers of them according to the house of their fathers: of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the chief, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:15 And next to him [was] Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and eighty thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:16 And next to him [was] Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor. 2 Chronicles 17:17 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand. 2 Chronicles 17:18 And next to him [was] Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and eighty thousand ready prepared for the war. 2 Chronicles 17:19 These waited on the king, besides [those] whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.