The LORD was with Jehoshaphatbecause he afollowed the example of his fatherDavid'searlier days and did not seek the Baals,
but sought the God of his father, bfollowed His commandments, 1and did not act as Israeldid.
So the LORDestablished the kingdom in his ccontrol, and allJudahbroughttribute to Jehoshaphat, and 2he hadgreatriches and honor.
6dHe tookgreatpride in the ways of the LORD and again3removed the highplaces and the Asherim from Judah.
Then in the thirdyear of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah, 4to teach in the cities of Judah;
and with them 5the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
They taught in Judah, having 6the book of the law of the LORD with them; and they wentthroughoutall the cities of Judah and taught among the people.