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.
The LORD was with Jehosh'aphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father; he did not seek the Ba'als,
but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the ways of Israel.
Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought tribute to Jehosh'aphat; and he had great riches and honor.
His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD; and furthermore he took the high places and the Ashe'rim out of Judah.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
And Jehosh'aphat grew steadily greater. He built in Judah fortresses and store-cities,
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