Jehoshaphat Succeeds Asa
1 aJehoshaphat° his son° then became° king° in his place°, and made° his position over° Israel° firm°. 2 He placed° troops° in all° athe fortified° cities° of Judah°, and set° garrisons° in the land° of Judah° and in the cities° of Ephraim° bwhich° Asa° his father° had captured°.
His Good Reign
3 The LORD° was with Jehoshaphat° because° he Ifollowed° the example° of his father° David’s° earlier° days and did not seek° the Baals°, 4 but sought° the God° of his father°, Ifollowed° His commandments°, aand did not act° as Israel° did°. 5 So the LORD° established° the kingdom° in his Icontrol°, and all° Judah° brought° tribute° to Jehoshaphat°, and ahe had° great° riches° and honor°. 6 IHe took° great° pride°° in the ways° of the LORD° and again° aremoved° the high° places° and the Asherim° from Judah°.
 ILit walked in the earlier ways of his father
 ILit walked in a1K 12:28
 ILit hand a2Ch 18:1
 ILit his heart was high a2Ch 15:17
7 ¶ Then in the third° year° of his reign° he sent° his officials°, Ben-hail°, Obadiah°, Zechariah°, Nethanel° and Micaiah°, ato teach° in the cities° of Judah°; 8 and with them athe Levites°, Shemaiah°, Nethaniah°, Zebadiah°, Asahel°, Shemiramoth°, Jehonathan°, Adonijah°, Tobijah° and Tobadonijah°, the Levites°; and with them Elishama° and Jehoram°, the priests°. 9 They taught° in Judah°, [having] athe book° of the law° of the LORD° with them; and they went° throughout° all° the cities° of Judah° and taught° among the people°.
10 ¶ Now athe dread° of the LORD° was on all° the kingdoms° of the lands° which° [were] around° Judah°, so that they did not make° war° against° Jehoshaphat°. 11 Some° of the Philistines° abrought° gifts° and silver° as tribute° to Jehoshaphat°; the Arabians° also° brought° him flocks°, 7,700°°°° rams° and 7,700°°°° male° goats°. 12 So Jehoshaphat° grew° greater° and greater°, and he built° fortresses° and store° cities° in Judah°. 13 He had° large° supplies° in the cities° of Judah°, and warriors°, valiant°° men°, in Jerusalem°. 14 This° was their muster° according to their fathers’° households°: of Judah°, commanders° of thousands°, Adnah° [was] the commander°, and with him 300,000°°° valiant° warriors°; 15 and next°° to him [was] Johanan° the commander°, and with him 280,000°°°; 16 and next°° to him Amasiah° the son° of Zichri°, awho volunteered° for the LORD°, and with him 200,000°° valiant° warriors°; 17 and of Benjamin°, Eliada° a valiant° warrior°, and with him 200,000°° armed° with bow° and shield°; 18 and next°° to him Jehozabad°, and with him 180,000°°° equipped° for war°. 19 These° are they who served° the king°, apart° from athose whom° the king° put° in the fortified° cities° through all° Judah°.
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Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and prospereth.
1 ¶ And Jehoshaphatº his sonº reignedºª in his stead,² and strengthened¹ª himself² against² Israel.º 2 And he placedºª forcesº in all² the fencedºª citiesº of Judah,º and setºª garrisonsº in the landº of Judah,º and in the citiesº of Ephraim,º which² Asaº his fatherº had taken.ºª 3 And the LORDº was² with² Jehoshaphat,º because² he walkedºª in the firstº waysº of his fatherº David,º and soughtºª not² unto Baalim;º 4 But² soughtºª to the [LORD] Godº of his father,º and walkedºª in his commandments,º and not² after the doingsº of Israel.º 5 Therefore the LORDº stablishedºª² the kingdomº in his hand;º and all² Judahº broughtºª to Jehoshaphatº presents;º and he had² richesº and honourº in abundance.º 6 And his heartº was lifted upºª in the waysº of the LORD:º moreover² he took awayºª² the high placesº and grovesº out of Judah.º²
 1S 23:16; 1K 15:24; 22:41; 1Ch 11:10; 2Ch 12:1; 26:8; 32:5; Ezk 7:27; Mt 1:8; Ep 6:10.
 2Ch 11:11; 15:8.
 Gn 39:2, 21; Ex 3:12; 4:12; Jsh 1:5, 9; Jg 2:11, 18; 6:12; 8:33; 2S 5:10; 8:15; 1K 11:6; 15:3; 2K 14:3; 16:2; 18:3; 22:2; 1Ch 22:18; 2Ch 14:2, 11; 15:2, 8, 9; Ps 46:7, 11; 132:1; Is 8:10; 41:10; Jr 2:23; Mt 1:23; 18:20; 28:20; 2Ti 4:22.
 1K 12:28, 30, 33; 13:33; 16:31; 2K 8:18; 17:19; Jr 3:7; Ho 4:15; Lk 1:6; 1Th 2:12; 4:1.
 Gn 13:2; 26:13; Dt 8:13; 1S 10:27; 2S 7:25; 1K 4:21; 9:4; 10:25, 27; 2Ch 1:15; 9:27; 18:1; 32:23, 27; Jb 42:12; Ps 68:29; 72:10; 76:11; 127:1; 132:12; Mt 2:11; 6:33; 1P 5:10.
 Dt 28:47; 1K 22:43; 2Ch 14:3; 15:17; 19:3; 20:33; 31:1; 34:3; Jb 22:26; Ps 18:21; 119:1; 138:5; Ho 14:9; Ac 13:10.
He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah.
7 ¶ Also in the thirdº yearº of his reignºª he sentºª to his princes,º [even] to Benhail,º and to Obadiah,º and to Zechariah,º and to Nethaneel,º and to Michaiah,º to teachºª in the citiesº of Judah.º 8 And with² them [he sent] Levites,º [even] Shemaiah,º and Nethaniah,º and Zebadiah,º and Asahel,º and Shemiramoth,º and Jehonathan,º and Adonijah,º and Tobijah,º and Tobadonijah,º Levites;º and with² them Elishamaº and Jehoram,º priests.º 9 And they taughtºª in Judah,º and [had] the bookº of the lawº of the LORDº with² them, and went aboutºª throughout all² the citiesº of Judah,º and taughtºª the people.º
 Dt 4:5; 33:10; 2Ch 15:3; 30:22; 35:3; Ne 8:7, 13; 9:3; Ps 34:11; 51:13; Ec 1:12; 12:9; Is 49:23; Mt 4:23; Mk 4:2; Lk 4:43; Ac 1:1.
 Ezr 7:1; Mal 2:7.
 Dt 6:6; 31:11; Jsh 1:7; 2Ch 35:3; Ne 8:7; Is 8:20; Mt 10:23; 11:1; 15:2; 28:19; Lk 4:17; Jn 5:39, 46; Ac 8:40; 13:15; 15:21; 28:23; Ro 3:2; 1P 4:11.
His enemies being terrified by God, some of them bring him presents and tribute.
10 ¶ And the fearº of the LORDº fell² upon² all² the kingdomsº of the landsº that² [were] round aboutº Judah,º so that they made no warºª² against² Jehoshaphat.º 11 Also [some] of² the Philistinesº broughtºª Jehoshaphatº presents,º and tributeº silver;º and² the Arabiansº broughtºª him flocks,º sevenº thousandº and sevenº hundredº rams,º and sevenº thousandº and sevenº hundredº he goats.º
 Gn 35:5; Ex 15:14; 34:24; Jsh 2:9; 2Ch 14:14; 16:9; Pv 16:7.
 2S 8:2; 2K 3:4; 2Ch 9:14; 17:5; 26:8.
His greatness, captains, and armies.
12 ¶ And Jehoshaphatº waxedºª² greatº exceedingly;º² and he builtºª in Judahº castles,º and citiesº of store.º 13 And he had² muchº businessº in the citiesº of Judah:º and the men¹² of war,º mighty menº of valour,º [were] in Jerusalem.º 14 And these² [are] the numbersº of them according to the houseº of their fathers:º Of Judah,º the captainsº of thousands;º Adnahº the chief,º and with² him mighty menº of valourº threeº hundredº thousand.º 15 And nextº² to him [was] Jehohananº the captain,º and with² him two hundredº and fourscoreº thousand.º 16 And nextº² him [was] Amasiahº the sonº of Zichri,º who willingly offered¹ª himself² unto the LORD;º and with him² two hundredº thousandº mighty menº of valour.º 17 And of² Benjamin;º Eliadaº a mighty manº of valour,º and with² him armed menºª with bowº and shieldº two hundredº thousand.º 18 And nextº² him [was] Jehozabad,º and with² him an hundredº and fourscoreº thousandº ready preparedºª for the war.º 19 These² waited¹ª on²² the king,º beside²² [those] whom² the kingº putºª in the fencedº citiesº throughout all² Judah.º
 1Ch 29:25; 2Ch 8:2; 11:5; 14:6; 18:1; 26:6; 27:4; 32:5, 27.
 1Ch 27:25; 2Ch 26:10.
 Gn 12:2; 13:16; 15:5; Nu 1:2, 18; 2Ch 11:1; 13:3; 14:8; 26:13.
 2Ch 17:15.
 Jg 5:2, 9; 1Ch 29:9, 14, 17; Ps 110:3; 2Co 8:3, 12.
 2S 1:21; 2Ch 14:8.
 2Ch 11:12, 23; 17:2, 12.
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