2 Chronicles 17
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Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah
(1 Kings 15:23–24)

1And Iehosaphat his sonne raigned in his steade, and preuailed against Israel. 2And he put souldiers in all the strong cities of Iuda, and set rulers in the lande of Iuda, and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had wonne.

3And the Lorde was with Iehosaphat, because he walked in the olde wayes of his father Dauid, and sought not Baalim, 4But sought the Lorde God of his father, and walked in his commaundementes, and not after the doinges of Israel. 5And the Lorde stablished the kingdome in his hande, & all they that were in Iuda brought him presentes, so that he had aboundaunce of richesse and honour. 6And he lyft vp his heart vnto the wayes of the Lorde, and he put downe yet more of the high places and groues out of Iuda.

7In the third yere of his raigne he sent to his lordes, euen to Benhail, Obadia, Zacharia, Nethanel, and to Michaiahu, that they shoulde teache in the cities of Iuda: 8And with them he sent Leuites, euen Semeiahu, Nethaniahu, Zebadiahu, Asael, Semiramoth, Iehonathan, Adoniahu, Tobiahu, & Tob adoniahu, & with them Elisama, and Iehoram, priestes. 9And they taught in Iuda, and had the booke of the lawe of God with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Iuda, and taught the people.

10And the feare of the Lorde fell vpon all the kingdomes of the landes that were rounde about Iuda, and they fought not against Iehosaphat. 11And some of the Philistines brought Iehosaphat giftes, and tribute siluer, and therto the Arabians brought him cattaile, euen seuen thousand and seuen hundred rammes, and seuen thousand and seuen hundred hee goates. 12And so Iehosaphat prospered, and grew vp an hie: And he built in Iuda castels and cities of store. 13And he had great substaunce in the cities of Iuda: but the men of armes and strongest souldiers were in Hierusalem. 14And these are the offices of them in the house of their fathers: the captaines ouer thousandes in Iuda, Adna the captayne, and with him of fighting men three hundred thousand. 15And next to his hand was Iehohanan a captayne, and with him two hundred and fourescore thousand. 16And next him was Amazia the sonne of Zichri, which of his owne good wyll offered him selfe vnto the Lorde, and with him two hundred thousand mightie men of warre. 17And of the children of Beniamin, Eliada a man of might, and with him armed men with bowe and shielde two hundred thousand. 18And next him was Iehosabad, and with him an hundred and fourescore thousand, that were prepared for the warre. 19These wayted on the king, besides those which the king put in the strong cities throughout all Iuda.

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