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2 Chronicles 17:1-6 (New International Version)

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Jehoshaphat King of Judah

1 Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened1 himself against Israel. 2 He stationed troops in all the fortified cities2 of Judah and put garrisons in Judah and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.3 3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because in his early years he walked in the ways his father David4 had followed. He did not consult the Baals 4 but sought5 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 gifts6 to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor.7 6 His heart was devoted8 to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places9 and the Asherah poles10 from Judah.11
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