2 Chronicles 17:19
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New International Version
These were the men who served the king, besides those he stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

King James Bible
These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.

Darby Bible Translation
These were they that waited on the king, besides those that the king had put in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

World English Bible
These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
These are those serving the king, apart from those whom the king put in the cities of fortress, in all Judah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These waited on the king - They were disposable forces, always at the king's command; and were independent of those by which the cities of Judah were garrisoned.

There is not a sovereign in Europe or in the world but might read this chapter with advantage.

1. It shows most forcibly that true religion is the basis of the state, and that, wherever it prospers, there the state prospers.

2. It shows also that it is the wisdom of kings to encourage religion with all their power and influence; for if the hearts of the subjects be not bound and influenced by true religion, vain is the application of laws, fines, imprisonments, or corporal punishment of any kind.

3. A religious nation is ever a great nation; it is loved by its friends, it is dreaded by its enemies.

4. It is ever a peaceable and united nation: the blessings of religion, and a wholesome and paternal government, are so fully felt and prized, that all find it their interest to preserve and defend them. Harmony, peace, piety, and strength, are the stability of such times. May Britain know and value them!

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2 Chronicles 17:2,12 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...

2 Chronicles 11:12,23 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side...

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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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