2 Chronicles 17:7
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English Standard Version
In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben-hail, and Obadiah, and Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in the third year of his reign, he sent of his princes Benhail, and Abdias, and Zacharias, and Nathanael, and Micheas, to teach in the cities of Juda:

English Revised Version
Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben-hail, and Obadiah, and Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Webster's Bible Translation
Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Ben-hail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jehoshaphat's efforts to strengthen the kingdom, internally and externally. - 2 Chronicles 17:1, or rather the first half of this verse, belongs properly to the preceding chapter, since, when the son immediately follows the father on the throne, the successor is mentioned immediately: cf. 2 Chronicles 9:31; 2 Chronicles 12:16; 2 Chronicles 24:27; 2 Chronicles 27:9, etc. Here, however, the account of the accession to the throne is combined with a general remark on the reign of the successor, and therefore it is placed at the commencement of the account of the reign; while in the case of Asa (2 Chronicles 14:1) both come in immediately at the conclusion of the reign of his predecessor. Asa had shown himself weak against Israel, as he had sought help against Baasha's attack from the Syrians (2 Chronicles 16:1.), but it was otherwise with Jehoshaphat. He indeed put the fenced cities of his kingdom in a thoroughly good condition for defence, to protect his kingdom against hostile attacks from without (v. 20: but he walked at the same time in the ways of the Lord, so that the Lord made his kingdom strong and mighty (2 Chronicles 17:3-5). This general characterization of his reign is in 2 Chronicles 17:6 illustrated by facts: first by the communication of what Jehoshaphat did for the inner spiritual strengthening of the kingdom, by raising the standard of religion and morals among the people (2 Chronicles 17:6-11), and then by what he did for the external increase of his power (2 Chronicles 17:12-19).

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3092 B.C.

912
he sent In these verse we have an account of a remarkable itinerant ministry established by Jehoshaphat, in which three classes of men were employed:

1. the Princes
2. the Levites
3. the Priests

We may presume that the Princes instructed the people in the nature of the civil law and constitution of the kingdom; that the Levites instructed them in every thing that appertained to the temple service, and ritual law; and that the Priests instructed them in the nature and design of their religion. Thus the nation became thoroughly instructed in their duty to God, to the king, and to each other; they therefore became as one man; and against a people thus united, on such principles, no enemy could be successful.

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me...

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted to you.

Ecclesiastes 1:12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 12:9,10 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers...

to teach

2 Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel has been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

2 Chronicles 30:22 And Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 35:3 And said to the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy to the LORD...

Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice on your altar.

Nehemiah 8:7,8,13,14 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah...

Nehemiah 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day...

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom...

Mark 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his doctrine,

Luke 4:43,44 And he said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent...

Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Cross References
Numbers 1:8
from Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar;

2 Chronicles 15:3
For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law,

2 Chronicles 35:3
And he said to the Levites who taught all Israel and who were holy to the LORD, "Put the holy ark in the house that Solomon the son of David, king of Israel, built. You need not carry it on your shoulders. Now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel.

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