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Parallel Bible results for 2 Chronicles 17

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2 Chronicles 17

NLT 1 Then Jehoshaphat, Asa’s son, became the next king. He strengthened Judah to stand against any attack from Israel. NIV 1 Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened himself against Israel. NLT 2 He stationed troops in all the fortified towns of Judah, and he assigned additional garrisons to the land of Judah and to the towns of Ephraim that his father, Asa, had captured. NIV 2 He stationed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah and put garrisons in Judah and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured. NLT 3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father’s early years and did not worship the images of Baal. NIV 3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals NLT 4 He sought his father’s God and obeyed his commands instead of following the evil practices of the kingdom of Israel. NIV 4 but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel. NLT 5 So the LORD established Jehoshaphat’s control over the kingdom of Judah. All the people of Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so he became very wealthy and highly esteemed. NIV 5 The LORD established the kingdom under his control; and all Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor. NLT 6 He was deeply committed to the ways of the LORD . He removed the pagan shrines and Asherah poles from Judah. NIV 6 His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah. NLT 7 In the third year of his reign Jehoshaphat sent his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah. NIV 7 In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah to teach in the towns of Judah. NLT 8 He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also sent out the priests Elishama and Jehoram. NIV 8 With them were certain Levites—Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah—and the priests Elishama and Jehoram. NLT 9 They took copies of the Book of the Law of the LORD and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people. NIV 9 They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people. NLT 10 Then the fear of the LORD fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them wanted to declare war on Jehoshaphat. NIV 10 The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands surrounding Judah, so that they did not go to war against Jehoshaphat. NLT 11 Some of the Philistines brought him gifts and silver as tribute, and the Arabs brought 7,700 rams and 7,700 male goats. NIV 11 Some Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and silver as tribute, and the Arabs brought him flocks: seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred goats. NLT 12 So Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful and built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah. NIV 12 Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah NLT 13 He stored numerous supplies in Judah’s towns and stationed an army of seasoned troops at Jerusalem. NIV 13 and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem. NLT 14 His army was enrolled according to ancestral clans. From Judah there were 300,000 troops organized in units of 1,000, under the command of Adnah. NIV 14 Their enrollment by families was as follows: From Judah, commanders of units of 1,000: Adnah the commander, with 300,000 fighting men; NLT 15 Next in command was Jehohanan, who commanded 280,000 troops. NIV 15 next, Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000; NLT 16 Next was Amasiah son of Zicri, who volunteered for the LORD ’s service, with 200,000 troops under his command. NIV 16 next, Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered himself for the service of the LORD, with 200,000. NLT 17 From Benjamin there were 200,000 troops equipped with bows and shields. They were under the command of Eliada, a veteran soldier. NIV 17 From Benjamin: Eliada, a valiant soldier, with 200,000 men armed with bows and shields; NLT 18 Next in command was Jehozabad, who commanded 180,000 armed men. NIV 18 next, Jehozabad, with 180,000 men armed for battle. NLT 19 These were the troops stationed in Jerusalem to serve the king, besides those Jehoshaphat stationed in the fortified towns throughout Judah. NIV 19 These were the men who served the king, besides those he stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

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