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Chapter 17

1And Jehoshaphat his son reigneth in his stead, and he strengtheneth himself against Israel, 2and putteth a force in all the fenced cities of Judah, and putteth garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had captured. 3And Jehovah is with Jehoshaphat, for he hath walked in the first ways of David his father, and hath not sought to Baalim, 4for to the God of his father he hath sought, and in His commands he hath walked, and not according to the work of Israel. 5And Jehovah doth establish the kingdom in his hand, and all Judah give a present to Jehoshaphat, and he hath riches and honour in abundance, 6and his heart is high in the ways of Jehovah, and again he hath turned aside the high places and the shrines out of Judah. 7And in the third year of his reign he hath sent for his heads, for Ben-Hail, and for Obadiah, and for Zechariah, and for Nethaneel, and for Michaiah, to teach in cities of Judah, 8and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijath, and Tob-Adonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests. 9And they teach in Judah, and with them [is] the Book of the Law of Jehovah, and they go round about into all cities of Judah, and teach among the people. 10And here is a fear of Jehovah on all kingdoms of the lands that [are] round about Judah, and they have not fought with Jehoshaphat; 11and of the Philistines they are bringing in to Jehoshaphat a present, and tribute silver; also, the Arabians are bringing to him a flock, rams seven thousand an seven hundred, and he-goats seven thousand and seven hundred. 12And Jehoshaphat is going on and becoming very great, and he buildeth in Judah palaces and cities of store, 13and he hath much work in cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty of valour, [are] in Jerusalem. 14And these [are] their numbers, for the house of their fathers: Of Judah, heads of thousands, Adnah the head, and with him mighty ones of valour, three hundred chiefs. 15And at his hand [is] Jehohanan the head, and with him two hundred and eighty chiefs. 16And at his hand [is] Amasiah son of Zichri, who is willingly offering himself to Jehovah, and with him two hundred chiefs, mighty of valour. 17And of Benjamin: mighty of valour, Eliada, and with him, armed with bow and shield, two hundred chiefs. 18And at his hand [is] Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and eighty chiefs, armed ones of the host. 19These [are] those serving the king, apart from those whom the king put in the cities of fortress, in all Judah.

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