2 Chronicles 17:13
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.

Berean Study Bible
and kept vast supplies in the cities of Judah. He also had warriors in Jerusalem who were mighty men of valor.

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.

New King James Version
He had much property in the cities of Judah; and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.

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

NASB 1995
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.

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

Amplified Bible
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and soldiers, courageous men, in Jerusalem.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he had great work in the land of Yehuda and mighty warriors of the army in Jerusalem.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he had many works in Judea: and the mighty men of war, the men of strength, were in Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
where he stored supplies. He also kept in Jerusalem some experienced soldiers

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

Good News Translation
where supplies were stored in huge amounts. In Jerusalem he stationed outstanding officers,

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
and he has much work in cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, [are] 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah
12Jehoshaphat 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. 14These are their numbers according to the houses of their fathers: From Judah, the commanders of thousands: Adnah the commander, and with him 300,000 mighty men of valor;…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 17:12
Jehoshaphat grew stronger and stronger, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah

2 Chronicles 17:14
These are their numbers according to the houses of their fathers: From Judah, the commanders of thousands: Adnah the commander, and with him 300,000 mighty men of valor;


Treasury of Scripture

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

much business

2 Chronicles 26:10-15
Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry…

1 Chronicles 27:25-31
And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah: …









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and kept a large amount
רַבָּ֛ה (rab·bāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

of supplies
וּמְלָאכָ֥ה (ū·mə·lā·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

in the cities
בְּעָרֵ֣י (bə·‘ā·rê)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of Judah.
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

He also had
הָ֥יָה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

fighting
מִלְחָמָ֛ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

men,
וְאַנְשֵׁ֧י (wə·’an·šê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

mighty warriors,
גִּבּ֥וֹרֵי (gib·bō·w·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

in Jerusalem.
בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ (bî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel


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