2 Chronicles 17:12
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,

Berean Study Bible
Jehoshaphat grew stronger and stronger, 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.

New King James Version
So Jehoshaphat became increasingly powerful, and he built fortresses and storage cities in Judah.

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

NASB 1995
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.

NASB 1977
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.

Amplified Bible
So Jehoshaphat became greater and greater. He built fortresses and storage cities in Judah.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehoshaphat was going on, and he became rich until he was very rich, and he built castles and cities of storage in Yehuda.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Josaphat increased in greatness exceedingly, and built in Judea places of abode, and strong cities.

Contemporary English Version
As Jehoshaphat became more powerful, he built fortresses and cities

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

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

Good News Translation
So Jehoshaphat continued to grow more and more powerful. Throughout Judah he built fortifications and cities,

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat is going on and becoming very great, and he builds palaces and cities of store in 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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah
11Some Philistines also brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat, and the Arabs brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats from their flocks. 12 Jehoshaphat grew stronger and stronger, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah 13and kept vast supplies in the cities of Judah. He also had warriors in Jerusalem who were mighty men of valor.…

Cross References
Exodus 1:11
So the Egyptians appointed taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. As a result, they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

2 Chronicles 17:11
Some Philistines also brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat, and the Arabs brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats from their flocks.

2 Chronicles 17:13
and kept vast supplies in the cities of Judah. He also had warriors in Jerusalem who were mighty men of valor.


Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

2 Chronicles 18:1
Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab.

1 Chronicles 29:25
And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

in Judah

2 Chronicles 8:2-6
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there…

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

2 Chronicles 14:6,7
And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest…

castles.









(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?ma'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.--Biraniyoth, a derivative from birah (1Chronicles 29:1; 1Chronicles 29:19; comp. Syriac here, birotho). It only recurs at 2Chronicles 27:4. It is an Aramaic term. (Comp. biranyatha, which in the Targums means "palaces.") . . .

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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Jehoshaphat
יְהוֹשָׁפָ֛ט (yə·hō·wō·šā·p̄āṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3092: Jehoshaphat -- 'the LORD has judged', the name of a number of Israelites

grew stronger
הֹלֵ֥ךְ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and stronger,
לְמָ֑עְלָה (lə·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Preposition-l | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

and he built
וַיִּ֧בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

fortresses
בִּירָנִיּ֖וֹת (bî·rā·nî·yō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1003: A fortress, fortified place

and store
מִסְכְּנֽוֹת׃ (mis·kə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4543: Supply, storage

cities
וְעָרֵ֥י (wə·‘ā·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

in Judah
בִּֽיהוּדָ֛ה (bî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites


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