2 Chronicles 17:3-9 NLT

3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father's early years a and did not worship the images of Baal.

References for 2 Chronicles 17:3

    •   17:3 - Some Hebrew manuscripts read <I>the example of his father, David.</I>
      4 He sought his father's God and obeyed his commands instead of following the practices of the kingdom of Israel.
      5 So the LORD established Jehoshaphat's control over the kingdom of Judah. All the people of Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so he became very wealthy and highly esteemed.
      6 He was committed to the ways of the LORD. He knocked down the pagan shrines and destroyed the Asherah poles.
      7 In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent out his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah.
      8 He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also sent out the priests, Elishama and Jehoram.
      9 They took copies of the Book of the Law of the LORD and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people.