2 Chronicles 17:5

5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah 1brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, 2and he had great riches and honor.

2 Chronicles 17:5 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore the Lord stablished the kingdom in his hand
Piety is the best prop of government; the throne is best supported and established by truth, righteousness, and mercy; by the exercise of these Jehoshaphat was settled in his kingdom, and had a place in the hearts of his people:

and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents;
being well affected to him, as well as it was usual so to do at a prince's accession to the throne, see ( 1 Samuel 10:27 )

and he had riches and honour in abundance;
through the presents his subjects brought him, and the respect they showed him.

2 Chronicles 17:5 In-Context

3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals,
4 but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the practices of Israel.
5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.
6 His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD. And furthermore, he took the high places and the Asherim out 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 cities of Judah;

Cross References 2

  • 1. [2 Chronicles 32:23]
  • 2. 2 Chronicles 18:1
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