2 Chronicles 17:12
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New International Version
Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful; he built forts and store cities in Judah

New Living Translation
So Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful and built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah.

English Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat grew steadily greater. He built in Judah fortresses and store cities,

New American Standard Bible
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.

King James Bible
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jehoshaphat grew stronger and stronger. He built fortresses and storage cities in Judah

International Standard Version
As a result, Jehoshaphat grew more and more powerful, and built up fortresses and storage centers throughout Judah.

NET Bible
Jehoshaphat's power kept increasing. He built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah.

New Heart English Bible
Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah fortresses and cities of store.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful. He built fortresses and cities where supplies were stored in Judah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

New American Standard 1977
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah fortresses, and storage cities.

American King James Version
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.

American Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josaphat grew, and became exceeding great: and he built in Juda houses like towers, and walled cities.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat waxed exceeding great; and he built in Judah castles and store-cities.

English Revised Version
And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat became exceedingly great; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.

World English Bible
Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehoshaphat is going on and becoming very great, and he buildeth in Judah palaces and cities of store,
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reigns Well in Judah
11Some of the Philistines brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat; the Arabians also brought him flocks, 7,700 rams and 7,700 male goats. 12So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah. 13He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Exodus 1:11
So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.

2 Chronicles 17:11
Some of the Philistines brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat; the Arabians also brought him flocks, 7,700 rams and 7,700 male goats.

2 Chronicles 17:13
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.

A.M.

2 Chronicles 18:1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance, and joined affinity …

1 Chronicles 29:25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel…

in Judah

2 Chronicles 8:2-6 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built …

2 Chronicles 11:5-12 And Rehoboam dwelled in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah…

2 Chronicles 14:6,7 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he …

2 Chronicles 26:6-9 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down …

2 Chronicles 27:4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests …

2 Chronicles 32:5,27-29 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was …

castles. or, palaces

(12) And Jehoshaphat waxed great.--Literally, And Jehoshaphat was going on and waxing great, i.e., became greater and greater. (Comp. 1Chronicles 11:9.)

Exceedingly.--'Ad l?m'lah. This phrase occurs again in 2Chronicles 16:12; 2Chronicles 26:8, and nowhere else in the Old Testament. (See on 1Chronicles 14:2.)

And he built.--Like his predecessors--Solomon, Rehoboam, Asa--he displayed his wealth and power in great public works. The records of the Assyrian and Babylonian sovereigns are largely taken up with similar accounts of temple and palace building.

Castles.--Biranyth, a derivative from birah (1Chronicles 29:1; 1Chronicles 29:19; comp. Syriac here, birth). It only recurs at 2Chronicles 27:4. It is an Aramaic term. (Comp. branyth, which in the Targums means "palaces.")

Cities of stores.--Comp. 2Chronicles 8:4; 2Chronicles 16:4; Exodus 1:11.

Verse 12. - Castles. This rendering, better than "palaces" (margin), wound bear improving to the rather stronger word "fortresses," Hebrew, בִּירָנִיּות, found only here and in 2 Chronicles 27:4, plur. of בִּירָנִית connected with the Chaldee and later Hebrew, בִּירָה, of Ezra 6:2; Nehemiah 1:1; Esther 1:2; Daniel 8:2, Cities of store (see note under 2 Chronicles 8:4; see also 1 Kings 9:19; Exodus 1:11). And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly,.... In wealth and riches, power and authority, in his forces and fortifications:

and he built in Judah castles, and cities of stores; castles for the defence of his kingdom, and store cities to lay up corn, and wine, and all provisions, in case of an invasion, or against a time of war. 2Ch 17:12-19. His Greatness, Captains, and Armies.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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