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2 Chronicles 17

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Jehoshaphat Succeeds Asa, Reigns Well and Prospers

Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel. +
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. +
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals, +
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not in the ways of Israel. +
Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. All Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had riches and honor in abundance. +
His heart was lifted up in the ways of The LORD. Furthermore, he took away the high places and the Asherah poles out of Judah. +
Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah; +
and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests. +
They taught in Judah, having the book of The LORD's law with them. They went about throughout all the cities of Judah and taught among the people. +
The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat. +
Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents and silver for tribute. The Arabians also brought him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams, and seven thousand seven hundred male goats. +
Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah. +
He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem. +
This was the numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: From Judah, the captains of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him three hundred thousand mighty men of valor; +
and next to him Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred eighty thousand; +
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to The LORD, and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor. +
From Benjamin: Eliada, a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield; +
and next to him Jehozabad, and with him one hundred eighty thousand ready and prepared for war. +
These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah. +

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