Parallel Bible results for 2 Chronicles 17

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2 Chronicles 17

NCV 1 Jehoshaphat, Asa's son, became king of Judah in his place. Jehosha- phat made Judah strong so they could fight against Israel. NIV 1 Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened himself against Israel. NCV 2 He put troops in all the strong, walled cities of Judah, in the land of Judah, and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured. NIV 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. NCV 3 The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he lived as his ancestor David had lived when he first became king. Jehoshaphat did not ask for help from the Baal idols, NIV 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 NCV 4 but from the God of his father. He obeyed God's commands and did not live as the people of Israel lived. NIV 4 but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel. NCV 5 The Lord made Jehoshaphat a strong king over Judah. All the people of Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so he had much wealth and honor. NIV 5 The LORD established the kingdom under his control; and all Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor. NCV 6 He wanted very much to obey the Lord. He also removed the places for worshiping gods and the Asherah idols from Judah. NIV 6 His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah. NCV 7 During the third year of his rule, Jehoshaphat sent his officers to teach in the towns of Judah. These officers were Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah. NIV 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. NCV 8 Jehoshaphat sent with them these Levites: Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-Adonijah. He also sent the priests Elishama and Jehoram. NIV 8 With them were certain Levites--Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah--and the priests Elishama and Jehoram. NCV 9 These leaders, Levites, and priests taught the people in Judah. They took the Book of the Teachings of the Lord and went through all the towns of Judah and taught the people. NIV 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. NCV 10 The nations near Judah were afraid of the Lord, so they did not start a war against Jehoshaphat. NIV 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. NCV 11 Some of the Philistines brought gifts and silver to Jehoshaphat as he demanded. Some Arabs brought him flocks: seventy-seven hundred sheep and seventy-seven hundred goats. NIV 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. NCV 12 Jehoshaphat grew more and more powerful. He built strong, walled cities and towns for storing supplies in Judah. NIV 12 Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah NCV 13 He kept many supplies in the towns of Judah, and he kept trained soldiers in Jerusalem. NIV 13 and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem. NCV 14 These soldiers were listed by families. From the families of Judah, these were the commanders of groups of a thousand men: Adnah was the commander of three hundred thousand soldiers; NIV 14 Their enrollment by families was as follows: From Judah, commanders of units of 1,000: Adnah the commander, with 300,000 fighting men; NCV 15 Jehohanan was the commander of two hundred eighty thousand soldiers; NIV 15 next, Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000; NCV 16 Amasiah was the commander of two hundred thousand soldiers. Amasiah son of Zicri had volunteered to serve the Lord. NIV 16 next, Amasiah son of Zicri, who volunteered himself for the service of the LORD, with 200,000. NCV 17 These were the commanders from the families of Benjamin: Eliada, a brave soldier, had two hundred thousand soldiers who used bows and shields. NIV 17 From Benjamin: Eliada, a valiant soldier, with 200,000 men armed with bows and shields; NCV 18 And Jehozabad had one hundred eighty thousand men armed for war. NIV 18 next, Jehozabad, with 180,000 men armed for battle. NCV 19 All these soldiers served King Jehoshaphat. The king also put other men in the strong, walled cities through all of Judah. NIV 19 These were the men who served the king, besides those he stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.