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

  • He stationed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah, and he assigned additional garrisons to the land of Judah and to the towns of Ephraim that his father, Asa, had conquered. - 2 Chronicles 17:2

  • 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

  • They took copies of the Book of the Law of the LORD and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people. - 2 Chronicles 17:9

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

  • He stored numerous supplies in Judah's towns and stationed an army of seasoned troops at Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 17:13

  • His army was enrolled according to ancestral clans. From Judah, there were 300,000 troops organized in units of one thousand, under the command of Adnah. - 2 Chronicles 17:14

  • 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

  • King Ahab of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah, dressed in their royal robes, were sitting on thrones at the threshing floor near the gate of Samaria. All of Ahab's prophets were prophesying there in front of them. - 2 Chronicles 18:9

  • So the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah led their armies against Ramoth-gilead. - 2 Chronicles 18:28

  • When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home to Jerusalem, - 2 Chronicles 19:1

  • "Amariah the high priest will have final say in all cases concerning the LORD. Zebadiah son of Ishmael, a leader from the tribe of Judah, will have final say in all civil cases. The Levites will assist you in making sure that justice is served. Take courage as you fulfill your duties, and may the LORD be with those who do what is right." - 2 Chronicles 19:11

  • Jehoshaphat was alarmed by this news and sought the LORD for guidance. He also gave orders that everyone throughout Judah should observe a fast. - 2 Chronicles 20:3

  • So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 20:4

  • Jehoshaphat stood before the people of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 20:5

  • As all the men of Judah stood before the LORD with their little ones, wives, and children, - 2 Chronicles 20:13
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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