The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals,
but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, 1and not according to the practices of Israel.
Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah 2brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, 3and he had great riches and honor.
His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD. And furthermore, 4he took the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.
In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, 5to teach in the cities of Judah;
6and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tobadonijah; and with these Levites, the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
And 7they 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.