2 Chronicles 17:1
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New International Version
Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king and strengthened himself against Israel.

New Living Translation
Then Jehoshaphat, Asa's son, became the next king. He strengthened Judah to stand against any attack from Israel.

English Standard Version
Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place and strengthened himself against Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Jehoshaphat his son then became king in his place, and made his position over Israel firm.

King James Bible
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His son Jehoshaphat became king in his place and strengthened himself against Israel.

International Standard Version
Asa's son Jehoshaphat succeeded him as king, and he consolidated his authority over Israel

NET Bible
His son Jehoshaphat replaced him as king and solidified his rule over Israel.

New Heart English Bible
Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Asa's son Jehoshaphat succeeded him as king. Jehoshaphat strengthened himself [to wage war] against Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

New American Standard 1977
Jehoshaphat his son then became king in his place, and made his position over Israel firm.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jehoshaphat, his son, reigned in his stead and prevailed against Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

American King James Version
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

American Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josaphat his son reigned in his stead, and grew strong against Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

English Revised Version
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

World English Bible
Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehoshaphat his son reigneth in his stead, and he strengtheneth himself against Israel,
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reigns Well in Judah
1Jehoshaphat his son then became king in his place, and made his position over Israel firm. 2He placed troops 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.…
Cross References
1 Kings 15:24
And Asa slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father; and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.

2 Chronicles 17:2
He placed troops 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.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

Jehoshaphat

1 Kings 15:24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in …

1 Kings 22:41 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth …

1 Chronicles 11:10 These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened …

Matthew 1:8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

Josaphat
and strengthened

2 Chronicles 12:1 And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and …

2 Chronicles 26:8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad …

2 Chronicles 32:5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was …

1 Samuel 23:16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and …

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

(1) And Jehoshaphat . . . in. his stead.--The last words of 1Kings 15:24. The name means Iah judgeth.

And strengthened himself against Israel.--As described in 2Chronicles 17:2. Israel is here the northern kingdom. These defensive measures were taken in the early part of the reign, and before Jehoshaphat connected himself by marriage with the northern dynasty (2Chronicles 18:1).

Verse 1. - Jehoshaphat. In 2 Chronicles 20:31 and 1 Kings 22:41, 42 we are told that Jehoshaphat was now thirty-five years of age. He must, therefore, have been born when Asa was in the sixth year of his reign, and presumably not under sixteen years of age. His reign extended to twenty-five years, i.e. from B.C. 914 to B.C. 889. The name signifies "whom God judges," or "pleads for." Ahab is now in the fourth year of his reign, and the symptoms he manifests (1 Kings 16:30-33) are those that the rather urge Jehoshaphat to strengthen himself, i.e. strengthen the defences of his kingdom on the Israel side. And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead,.... In the stead of Asa his father:

and strengthened himself against Israel; the ten tribes, by fortifying his cities, building castles, raising and keeping a large standing army, as the latter part of this chapter shows, and the next verse. CHAPTER 17

2Ch 17:1-6. Jehoshaphat Reigns Well and Prospers.

1. Jehoshaphat … strengthened himself against Israel—The temper and proceedings of the kings of Israel rendered it necessary for him to prepare vigorous measures of defense on the northern frontier of his kingdom. These consisted in filling all the fortresses with their full complement of troops and establishing military stations in various parts of the country, as well as in the cities of Mount Ephraim, which belonged to Jehoshaphat (2Ch 15:8).17:1-19 Jehoshaphat promotes religion in Judah, His prosperity. - Jehoshaphat found his people generally very ignorant, and therefore endeavoured to have them well taught. The public teaching of the word of God forms, in all ages, the great method of promoting the power of godliness. Thereby the understanding is informed, the conscience is awakened and directed. We have a particular account of Jehoshaphat's prosperity. But it was not his formidable army that restrained the neighbouring nations from attempting any thing against Israel, but the fear of God which fell upon them, when Jehoshaphat reformed his country, and set up a preaching ministry in it. The ordinances of God are more the strength and safety of a kingdom, than soldiers and weapons of war. The Bible requires use to notice the hand of God in every event, yet this is little regarded. But let all employ the talents they have: be faithful, even in that which is little. Set up the worship of God in your houses. The charge of a family is important. Why should you not instruct them as Jehoshaphat did his subjects, in the book of the law of the Lord. But be consistent. Do not recommend one thing, and practise another. Begin with yourselves. Seek to the Lord God of Israel, then call upon children and servants to follow your example.
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