2 Chronicles

Chapter 17

1. And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.
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.
3. And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
4. But sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
5. Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.
6. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and idol poles out of Judah.
7. Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his leaders, even to Ben-hail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethanel, and to Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
8. And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
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.
10. And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
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 male goats.
12. And Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah fortresses, and storage cities.
13. And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.
14. And these are the numbers of them according to their fatherís houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand.
15. And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and fourscore thousand.
16. And next to him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.
17. And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.
18. And next to him was Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and fourscore thousand prepared for war.
19. These served the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortifed cities throughout all Judah.