2 Chronicles 17:1-19, NLT
2 Chronicles 17
Jehoshaphat Rules in Judah
1Then Jehoshaphat, Asa’s son, became the next king. He strengthened Judah to stand against any attack from Israel.
3The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father’s early years*17:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts read the example of his father, David. and did not worship the images of Baal.
7In the third year of his reign Jehoshaphat sent his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah.
10Then the fear of the Lord fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them wanted to declare war on Jehoshaphat.
12So Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful and built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah.
From Judah there were 300,000 troops organized in units of 1,000, under the command of Adnah.
17From Benjamin there were 200,000 troops equipped with bows and shields. They were under the command of Eliada, a veteran soldier.
19These were the troops stationed in Jerusalem to serve the king, besides those Jehoshaphat stationed in the fortified towns throughout Judah.