Yehoshafat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Yisra'el.
He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Yehudah, and set garrisons in the land of Yehudah, and in the cities of Efrayim, which Asa his father had taken.
The LORD was with Yehoshafat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Ba`alim,
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his mitzvot, and not after the doings of Yisra'el.
Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Yehudah brought to Yehoshafat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.
His heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Yehudah.
Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben-Hayil, and `Ovadyah, and Zekharyah, and Netan'el, and Mikhayahu, to teach in the cities of Yehudah;
and with them the Levites, even Shemayah, and Netanyah, and Zevadyah, and `Asa'el, and Shemiramot, and Yehonatan, and Adoniyahu, and Toviyah, and Tov-Adoniyah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Yehoram, the Kohanim.
They taught in Yehudah, having the book of the law of the LORD with them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Yehudah, and taught among the people.
The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Yehudah, so that they made no war against Yehoshafat.
Some of the Pelishtim brought Yehoshafat presents, and silver for tribute; the `Aravi'im also brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred male goats.
Yehoshafat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Yehudah castles and cities of store.
He had many works in the cities of Yehudah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Yerushalayim.
This was the numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: Of Yehudah, the captains of thousands: `Adnach the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand;
and next to him Yehochanan the captain, and with him two hundred eighty thousand;
and next to him `Amasyah the son of Zikhri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.
Of Binyamin: Elyada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield;
and next to him Yehozavad and with him one hundred eighty thousand ready prepared for war.
These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Yehudah.