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  • So Jehu son of Jehoshaphat and grandson of Nimshi formed a conspiracy against King Joram. (Now Joram had been with the army at Ramoth-gilead, defending Israel against the forces of King Hazael of Aram. - 2 Kings 9:14

  • King Joash collected all the sacred objects that Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Ahaziah, the previous kings of Judah, had dedicated, along with what he himself had dedicated. He sent them all to Hazael, along with all the gold in the treasuries of the LORD's Temple and the royal palace. So Hazael called off his attack on Jerusalem. - 2 Kings 12:18

  • The descendants of Solomon were Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, - 1 Chronicles 3:10

  • Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. - 1 Chronicles 18:15

  • Then Jehoshaphat, Asa's son, became the next king. He strengthened Judah to stand against any attack from Israel. - 2 Chronicles 17:1

  • The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father's early years* and did not worship the images of Baal.1 - 2 Chronicles 17:3

  • 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. - 2 Chronicles 17:5

  • In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent out his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah. - 2 Chronicles 17:7

  • Then the fear of the LORD fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them declared war on Jehoshaphat. - 2 Chronicles 17:10

  • So Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful and built fortresses and store cities throughout Judah. - 2 Chronicles 17:12

  • These were the troops stationed in Jerusalem to serve the king, besides those Jehoshaphat stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah. - 2 Chronicles 17:19

  • Now Jehoshaphat enjoyed great riches and high esteem, and he arranged for his son to marry the daughter of King Ahab of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 18:1

  • A few years later, he went to Samaria to visit Ahab, who prepared a great banquet for him and his officials. They butchered great numbers of sheep and oxen for the feast. Then Ahab enticed Jehoshaphat to join forces with him to attack Ramoth-gilead. - 2 Chronicles 18:2

  • "Will you join me in fighting against Ramoth-gilead?" Ahab asked. And Jehoshaphat replied, "Why, of course! You and I are brothers, and my troops are yours to command. We will certainly join you in battle." - 2 Chronicles 18:3

  • Then Jehoshaphat added, "But first let's find out what the LORD says." - 2 Chronicles 18:4

  • But Jehoshaphat asked, "Isn't there a prophet of the LORD around, too? I would like to ask him the same question." - 2 Chronicles 18:6

  • King Ahab replied, "There is still one prophet of the LORD, but I hate him. He never prophesies anything but bad news for me! His name is Micaiah son of Imlah." "You shouldn't talk like that," Jehoshaphat said. "Let's hear what he has to say." - 2 Chronicles 18:7
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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