1 When his son Jehoshaphat succeeded him, he made himself stronger against Israel
1Kgs 15:24 2Chr 32:5 Eph 6:10 Matt 1:8 1Chr 11:10 1Kgs 22:41 1Sam 23:16
2 by stationing troops in all the fortified towns in Judah and by garrisoning Judah and the towns of Ephraim which his father Asa had captured.
2Chr 15:8 2Chr 11:5 2Chr 11:11-12
3 Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father's earlier days and did not have recourse to Baal,
1Chr 22:18 1Kgs 11:6 Judg 6:12 Matt 1:23 Matt 28:20 2Chr 15:2 2Chr 15:8-13
4 but sought Yahweh, the God of his father, following his commandments and not behaving as Israel did.
1Kgs 12:28 1Thess 2:12 1Thess 4:1 2Kgs 8:18 2Kgs 17:19 Hos 4:15 Luke 1:6
5 Because of this, Yahweh put him in secure control of the kingdom, while all Judah gave Jehoshaphat presents until ample riches and honour were his.
2Chr 18:1 1Pet 5:10 1Sam 10:27 2Chr 32:23 Job 42:12 Matt 2:11 Matt 6:33
6 He was so enthusiastic about obeying Yahweh that once again he abolished the high places and sacred poles in Judah.
2Chr 15:17 2Chr 20:33 1Kgs 22:43 2Chr 19:3 2Chr 14:3 2Chr 31:1 2Chr 34:3-7
7 In the third year of his reign he sent his leading men-Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah, to give instruction in the towns of Judah.
2Chr 35:3 2Chr 15:3 2Chr 30:22 Acts 1:1 Deut 4:5 Deut 33:10 Eccl 1:12
8 With them went the Levites: Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah and Tobijah, the Levites; Elishama and Jehoram the priests went with them.
2Chr 19:8 Ezra 7:1-6 Mal 2:7
9 They gave instruction in Judah, having with them the book of the Law of Yahweh, and went round all the towns of Judah instructing the people.
1Pet 4:11 2Chr 35:3 Acts 8:40 Acts 13:15 Acts 15:21 Acts 28:23 Deut 6:4-9
10 A panic from Yahweh seized all the kings of the countries surrounding Judah, as a result of which they did not make war on Jehoshaphat.
2Chr 14:14 Gen 35:5 2Chr 16:9 Exod 15:14-16 Exod 34:24 Josh 2:9-11 Prov 16:7
11 Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents and a load of silver and the Arabs brought him seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred he-goats.
2Chr 26:8 2Chr 9:14 2Sam 8:2 2Chr 17:5 2Kgs 3:4
12 Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful. He built fortresses and storage towns in Judah.
1Chr 29:25 2Chr 8:2-6 2Chr 11:5-12 2Chr 14:6-7 2Chr 18:1 2Chr 26:6-9 2Chr 27:4
13 He accumulated ample supplies in the towns of Judah. He also had warriors, outstanding men, in Jerusalem.
1Chr 27:25-31 2Chr 26:10-15
14 According to family, this is how they were classified: Over the commanders of the thousands of Judah was General Adnah, who had three hundred thousand outstanding men;
2Chr 11:1 2Chr 13:3 2Chr 14:8 2Chr 26:13 Gen 12:2 Gen 13:16 Gen 15:5
15 Under him was General Jehohanan, who had two hundred and eighty thousand;
16 Under him was Amasiah son of Zichri, who had volunteered for Yahweh and who had two hundred thousand outstanding men;
Judg 5:9 1Chr 29:9 Judg 5:2 1Chr 29:14 1Chr 29:17 2Cor 8:3-5 2Cor 8:12
17 That outstanding soldier, Eliada, represented Benjamin, and he had two hundred thousand men armed with bow and shield;
2Chr 14:8 2Sam 1:21-22
18 And under him Jehozabad, who had one hundred and eighty thousand equipped for war.
19 These were in attendance on the king, apart from those whom the king had stationed in the fortified towns all over Judah.
2Chr 17:2 2Chr 11:12 2Chr 11:23 2Chr 17:12