Parallel Bible results for 2 Chronicles 17

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2 Chronicles 17

NIRV 1 Jehoshaphat was the son of Asa. Jehoshaphat became the next king after him. He made his kingdom strong in case Israel would attack him. NIV 1 Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened himself against Israel. NIRV 2 He placed troops in all of the cities of Judah that had high walls around them. He stationed some soldiers in Judah. He also put some in 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. NIRV 3 The LORD was with Jehoshaphat. That's because in his early years he lived the way King David had lived. He didn't ask for advice from the gods that were named after 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 NIRV 4 Instead, he looked to the God of his father. He followed the LORD's commands instead of the practices of Israel. NIV 4 but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel. NIRV 5 The LORD made the kingdom secure under Jehoshaphat's control. All of the people of Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat. So he had great wealth and honor. 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. NIRV 6 His heart was committed to living the way the LORD wanted him to. He removed the high places from Judah. He also removed the poles that were used to worship the goddess Asherah. NIV 6 His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah. NIRV 7 In the third year of his rule, he sent his officials to teach in the towns of Judah. The officials were 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. NIRV 8 Some Levites were with them. Their names were Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah. The priests Elishama and Jehoram were also with them. NIV 8 With them were certain Levites—Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah—and the priests Elishama and Jehoram. NIRV 9 They taught people all through Judah. They took the Scroll of the Law of the LORD with them. They went around to all of the towns of Judah. And they taught 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. NIRV 10 All of the kingdoms of the lands around Judah became afraid of the Lord. So they didn't go to war against 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. NIRV 11 Some Philistines brought to Jehoshaphat the gifts and silver he required of them. The Arabs brought him their flocks. They brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 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. NIRV 12 Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful. He built forts in Judah. He also built cities in Judah where he could store things. NIV 12 Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah NIRV 13 He had large supplies in the towns of Judah. In Jerusalem he kept men who knew how to fight well. NIV 13 and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem. NIRV 14 Here is a list of them, family by family. From Judah there were commanders of companies of 1,000. One of them was Adnah. He commanded 300,000 fighting men. 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; NIRV 15 Another was Jehohanan. He commanded 280,000. NIV 15 next, Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000; NIRV 16 Another was Amasiah, the son of Zicri. Amasiah commanded 200,000. He had offered to serve the Lord. NIV 16 next, Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered himself for the service of the LORD, with 200,000. NIRV 17 From Benjamin there were also commanders. One of them was Eliada. He was a brave soldier. He commanded 200,000 men. They were armed with bows and shields. NIV 17 From Benjamin: Eliada, a valiant soldier, with 200,000 men armed with bows and shields; NIRV 18 Another was Jehozabad. He commanded 180,000 men. They were prepared for battle. NIV 18 next, Jehozabad, with 180,000 men armed for battle. NIRV 19 Those were the men who served the king. He stationed some other men in the cities all through Judah. The cities had high walls around them. NIV 19 These were the men who served the king, besides those he stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

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