2 Chronicles 17:1
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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.

Darby 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,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Jehoshaphat ascended the throne in the fourth year of Ahab 1 Kings 22:41, probably after that monarch had contracted his alliance with the royal family of Sidon, and before he was engaged in war with Syria. It was thus not unnatural that Jehoshaphat should begin his reign by strengthening himself against a possible attack on the part of his northern neighbor.

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Jehoshaphat
Until called to the throne at the age of thirty-five, Jehoshaphat had before him the example of good King Asa, who in nearly every crisis had done "that which was right in the eyes of the Lord." 1 Kings 15:11. During a prosperous reign of twenty-five years, Jehoshaphat sought to walk "in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside." In his efforts to rule wisely, Jehoshaphat endeavored to persuade his subjects to take a firm stand against idolatrous practices. Many of the people in his realm
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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.

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