2 Chronicles 17:13
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New International Version
and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And he had much business in the cities of Judah; and men of war, strong and valiant, in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath much work in cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty of valour, are in Jerusalem.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He had much business in the cities - He kept the people constantly employed; they had wages for their work; and by their labors the empire was both enriched and strengthened.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

much business

2 Chronicles 26:10-15 Also he built towers in the desert, and dig many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains...

1 Chronicles 27:25-31 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages...

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Jehoshaphat's Reform
'And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel. 2. 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 taken. 3. And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; 4. But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in His commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. 5. Therefore the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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