11Jehoshaphat his son then becameking in his place, and made his position overIsraelfirm.
He placedtroops in all2the fortifiedcities of Judah, and setgarrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim3whichAsa his father had captured.
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, 4and did not act as Israeldid.
So the LORDestablished the kingdom in his ccontrol, and allJudahbroughttribute to Jehoshaphat, and 5he hadgreatriches and honor.
6dHe tookgreatpride in the ways of the LORD and again6removed 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, 7to teach in the cities of Judah ;
and with them 8the 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 9the book of the law of the LORD with them; and they wentthroughoutall the cities of Judah and taught among the people.
Now 10the dread of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the landswhich were aroundJudah, so that they did not makewaragainstJehoshaphat.
11Some of the Philistines11broughtgifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat ; the Arabiansalsobrought him flocks, 7,700rams and 7,700malegoats.
So Jehoshaphatgrewgreater and greater, and he builtfortresses and storecities in Judah.
He hadlargesupplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiantmen, in Jerusalem.
14This was their muster according to their fathers'households : of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000valiantwarriors ;
and next to him was Johanan the commander, and with him 280,000 ;
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, 12who volunteered for the LORD, and with him 200,000valiantwarriors ;
and of Benjamin, Eliada a valiantwarrior, and with him 200,000armed with bow and shield ;
and next to him Jehozabad, and with him 180,000equipped for war.
19These are they who served the king, apart from 13those whom the kingput in the fortifiedcities through allJudah.