2 Chronicles 17
King Jehoshaphat of Judah
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself
And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons
in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had
When Asa died, his son Jehoshaphat became king of Judah
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of
his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his commandments,
and not after the doings of Israel.
Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah
brought to Jehoshaphat
presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.
God was with Jehoshaphat because he was like David,
didn't seek Baalim,
and obeyed God's commandments.
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the
high places and groves out of Judah.
Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to
Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to
Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
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.
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
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.
Jehoshaphat took away the high places. [1
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.
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles,
and cities of store.
And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war,
mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.
The Philistines brought Jehoshaphat silver presents,
and the Arabians gave him 7700 rams and 7700 goats.
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 valour three hundred thousand.
Adnah had 300,000 might men of valor.
And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and
Jehohanan had 280,000 men.
And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself
unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.
Amasiah willingly offered himself to the Lord.
He had 200,000 mighty men of valor.
And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men
with bow and shield two hundred thousand.
Eliada was a mighy man of valor.
He had 200,000 men with bows and shields.
And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and fourscore thousand
ready prepared for the war.
These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in the fenced
cities throughout all Judah.
Jehozabad had 180,000 men who were ready for war.