The fear of God came on all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.
And the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.
So Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah daughter of Shilhi.
He walked in the way of his father Asa and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lord.
Yet the high places were not removed; the people had not yet set their hearts upon the God of their ancestors.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from first to last, are written in the Annals of Jehu son of Hanani, which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
After this King Jehoshaphat of Judah joined with King Ahaziah of Israel, who did wickedly.
He joined him in building ships to go to Tarshish; they built the ships in Ezion-geber.
Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have joined with Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy what you have made." And the ships were wrecked and were not able to go to Tarshish.
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