2 Chronicles 17:13
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New International Version
and had large supplies in the towns of Judah. He also kept experienced fighting men in Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
He stored numerous supplies in Judah's towns and stationed an army of seasoned troops at Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
and he had large supplies in the cities of Judah. He had soldiers, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and carried out great works in the towns of Judah. He had fighting men, brave warriors, in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
He placed a large amount of supplies into storage throughout the cities of Judah and stationed soldiers—all of them valiant men—in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
He had many supplies stored in the cities of Judah and an army of skilled warriors stationed in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had large supplies of food in the cities of Judah and an army of professional soldiers with him in Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valour, in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
And he had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he had many works in the cities of Judah and men of war, mighty men of valour, in Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.

American King James Version
And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And he had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he prepared many works in the cities of Juda: and he had warriors, and valiant men in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And he had much business in the cities of Judah; and men of war, strong and valiant, in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And he had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valour, in Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath much work in cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty of valour, are in Jerusalem.
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reigns Well in Judah
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. 14This was their muster according to their fathers' households: of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000 valiant warriors;…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 17:12
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.

2 Chronicles 17:14
This was their muster according to their fathers' households: of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000 valiant warriors;
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And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.

much business

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(13) Business.--Rather, much goods, or stores; literally, work (m?l?k?h) and then produce. The Hebrew word is so used in Exodus 22:7; Exodus 22:10 ("His neighbour's goods"). Stores of provisions and war material seem to be intended. (Comp. 2Chronicles 11:11.)

And the man of war . . . were in Jerusalem.--Rather, and (he had) men of war . . . in Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem.--Not the entire army corps whose numbers are given in 2Chronicles 17:14-18, but simply their chiefs.

Verse 13. - Much business; Hebrew, מְלָאכָה. The meaning of the word is "service?' "labour bestowed;" and the verse reads, "And there was to him much labour in the cities of Judah, and men of war, mighty men of valour, in Jerusalem;" i.e. He bestoweth much pains on the cities of Judah, and had, etc. The word "were," Authorized Version italics, is incorrectly inserted. The former half of this verse would better constitute the end of ver. 12. Keil, however, maintains the rendering "substance;" "property," for מְלָאכָה: (Exodus 22:7, 10). And he had much business in the cities of Judah,.... Partly in fortifying them, and partly in reforming the inhabitants of them:

and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem; or by or near unto it, so the particle is rendered, Joshua 5:13, they encamped in places adjacent to it; for such a number of men as follows, even 1,160,000, could never be contained in Jerusalem, but must be disposed of in the territories of it; nor did they wait on the king together; but in course, see 2 Chronicles 17:19, by which it appears there is no need to suppose any mistake of the transcriber, in any or all of the following sums, as has been suggested (q).

(q) See Maitland's History of London, B. 3. ch. 2. p. 543. 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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