And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah
A considerable number of soldiers, to defend them should they be attacked:
and set garrisons in the land of Judah:
on the frontiers and borders of it, to protect it:
and in the cities of Ephraim;
soldiers to keep garrison there:
which Asa his father had taken;
see ( 2 Chronicles 15:8 ) .