2 Chronicles 17
17 1And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened
himself against Israel.
2And 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.
3And Jehovah was with
Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and
sought not unto the Baalim,
4but sought to the God of his father, and
walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
5Therefore Jehovah established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah
brought to Jehoshaphat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.
6And his heart was lifted up in the ways of Jehovah: and furthermore he
took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.
7Also in the
third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben-hail, and Obadiah, and
Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;
8and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah,
and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and
Tob-adonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
9And they taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Jehovah with
them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught
among the people.
10And the fear of Jehovah fell upon all the kingdoms of
the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against
11And some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents,
and silver for tribute; the Arabians also brought him flocks, seven thousand
and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he-goats.
12And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles
and cities of store.
13And he had many works in the cities of Judah; and
men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.
14And this was the
numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: Of Judah, the captains
of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three
15and next to him Jehohanan the captain, and with him
two hundred and fourscore thousand;
16and next to him Amasiah the son of
Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto Jehovah; and with him two hundred
thousand mighty men of valor.
17And of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of
valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield;
next to him Jehozabad and with him a hundred and fourscore thousand ready
prepared for war.
19These were they that waited on the king, besides
those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.