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2 Chronicles 17:3-9 (New International Version)

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3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because in his early years he walked in the ways his father David1 had followed. He did not consult the Baals 4 but sought2 the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel. 5 The LORD established the kingdom under his control; and all Judah brought gifts3 to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor.4 6 His heart was devoted5 to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places6 and the Asherah poles7 from Judah.8 7 In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah to teach9 in the towns of Judah. 8 With them were certain Levites10--Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah--and the priests Elishama and Jehoram. 9 They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law11 of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people.
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