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2 Chronicles 17 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jehosh'aphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel. 1 Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened himself against Israel.
2 He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of E'phraim which Asa his father had taken. 2 He stationed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah and put garrisons in Judah and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.
3 The LORD was with Jehosh'aphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father; he did not seek the Ba'als, 3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because in his early years he walked in the ways his father David had followed. He did not consult the Baals
4 but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the ways of Israel. 4 but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel.
5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought tribute to Jehosh'aphat; and he had great riches and honor. 5 The LORD established the kingdom under his control; and all Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor.
6 His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD; and furthermore he took the high places and the Ashe'rim out of Judah. 6 His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah.
7 In the third year of his reign he sent his princes, Ben-hail, Obadi'ah, Zechari'ah, Nethan'el, and Micai'ah, to teach in the cities of Judah; 7 In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah to teach in the towns of Judah.
8 and with them the Levites, Shemai'ah, Nethani'ah, Zebadi'ah, As'ahel, Shemi'ramoth, Jehon'athan, Adoni'jah, Tobi'jah, and Tobadoni'jah; and with these Levites, the priests Eli'shama and Jeho'ram. 8 With them were certain Levites--Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah--and the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
9 And they taught in Judah, having the book of the law of the LORD with them; they went about through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people. 9 They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people.
10 And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, and they made no war against Jehosh'aphat. 10 The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands surrounding Judah, so that they did not make war with Jehoshaphat.
11 Some of the Philistines brought Jehosh'aphat presents, and silver for tribute; and the Arabs also brought him seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred he-goats. 11 Some Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and silver as tribute, and the Arabs brought him flocks: seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred goats.
12 And Jehosh'aphat grew steadily greater. He built in Judah fortresses and store-cities, 12 Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah
13 and he had great stores in the cities of Judah. He had soldiers, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem. 13 and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem.
14 This was the muster of them by fathers' houses: Of Judah, the commanders of thousands: Adnah the commander, with three hundred thousand mighty men of valor, 14 Their enrollment by families was as follows: From Judah, commanders of units of 1,000: Adnah the commander, with 300,000 fighting men;
15 and next to him Jehoha'nan the commander, with two hundred and eighty thousand, 15 next, Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000;
16 and next to him Amasi'ah the son of Zichri, a volunteer for the service of the LORD, with two hundred thousand mighty men of valor. 16 next, Amasiah son of Zicri, who volunteered himself for the service of the LORD, with 200,000.
17 Of Benjamin: Eli'ada, a mighty man of valor, with two hundred thousand men armed with bow and shield, 17 From Benjamin: Eliada, a valiant soldier, with 200,000 men armed with bows and shields;
18 and next to him Jeho'zabad with a hundred and eighty thousand armed for war. 18 next, Jehozabad, with 180,000 men armed for battle.
19 These were in the service of the king, besides those whom the king had placed in the fortified cities throughout all Judah. 19 These were the men who served the king, besides those he stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.