2 Chronicles 17
1 Then Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, 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 Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former ways of his father
David; he did not seek the Baals,
4 but sought the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not according
to the deeds of Israel.
5 Therefore Jehovah established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah gave tribute to
Jehoshaphat, and he had riches and honor in abundance.
6 And his heart was exalted in the ways of Jehovah; moreover he removed the high places
and groves out of Judah.
7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent his rulers, Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah,
Nethanel, and Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
8 And with them he sent Levites: Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth,
Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama
and Jehoram, the priests.
9 So they taught in Judah, and had the Book of the Law of Jehovah with them; they went
throughout all the cities of Judah and taught the people.
10 And the fear of Jehovah was on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah,
so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.
11 Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and tribute of silver; and the
Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand
seven hundred male goats.
12 So Jehoshaphat went on to become highly magnified, and he built fortresses and
storage cities in Judah.
13 He had much property in the cities of Judah; and the men of war, mighty men of valor,
were in Jerusalem.
14 These are their numbers, according to their fathers' houses. Of Judah, the
commanders of thousands: Adnah the commander, and with him three hundred thousand
mighty men of valor;
15 and next to him was Jehohanan the commander, and with him two hundred and eighty
16 and next to him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto
Jehovah, and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.
17 Of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand men
armed with bow and shield;
18 and next to him was Jehozabad, and with him one hundred and eighty thousand
prepared for war.
19 These served the king, besides those the king put in the fortified cities throughout all