Now the Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the former ways of his father David.a He did not seek the Baals
but sought the God of his father and walked by His commands, not according to the practices of Israel.
So the Lord established the kingdom in his hand. Then all Judah brought him tribute, and he had riches and honor in abundance.
His mind rejoiced in the Lord's ways, and he againb removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.
In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent his officials-Ben-hail,c Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah-to teach in the cities of Judah.
The Levites with them were Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah,d Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah; the priests, Elishama and Jehoram, were with these Levites.
They taught throughout Judah, [having] the book of the Lord's instruction with them. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people.