17 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead,—and strengthened himself against Israel;
2 and put forces in all the fortified cities of Judah,—and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had captured.
3 And it came to pass that Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat,—because he walked in the first ways of David his father, and sought not unto the Baalim;
4 for unto the God of his father he sought, and in his commandments he walked,—and not according to the doing of Israel.
5 Therefore did Yahweh establish the kingdom in his hand, and all Judah gave a present unto Jehoshaphat,—and he came to have riches and honour in abundance.
6 And his heart was encouraged in the ways of Yahweh,—and he yet further took away the high places and the Sacred Stems out of Judah.
7 And in the third year of his reign he sent to his rulers even to Ben-hail and to Obadiah and to Zechariah, and to Nethanel and to Micaiah,—that they were to teach throughout the cities of Judah;
8 and with them Levites, Shemaiah and Nethaniah and Zebadiah and Asahel and Shemiramoth and Jehonathan and Adonijah and Tobijah and Tob-adonijah Levites,—and with them Elishama and Jehoram priests;
9 and they taught throughout Judah, and with them was the book of the law of Yahweh,—so they went round throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
10 And it came to pass that the dread of Yahweh was upon all the kingdoms of the countries, that were round about Judah,—and they warred not against Jehoshaphat.
11 And from among the Philistines were they bringing in unto Jehoshaphat a present and silver as tribute,—even the Arabians were bringing in unto him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred he-goats.
12 And so it came to pass that Jehoshaphat went on waxing surpassingly great,—and he built throughout Judah fortresses and cities for store;
13 and much business had he throughout the cities of Judah,—but the men of war the heroes of valour were in Jerusalem.
14 And these are the numbers of them by their ancestral house,—To Judah pertained rulers of thousands, Adnah the chief and with him mighty men of valour three hundred thousand;
15 and under his direction was Jehohanan the chief,—and with him two hundred and eighty thousand;
16 and under his direction Amasiah son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto Yahweh,—and with him two hundred thousand heroes of valour.
17 And out of Benjamin a hero of valour Eliada,—and with him armed with bow and buckler two hundred thousand;
18 and under his direction Jehozabad,—and with him a hundred and eighty thousand equipped for war.
19 These were they who were waiting upon the king,—besides those whom the king placed in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.