1 Regnavit autem Iosaphat filius eius pro eo et invaluit contra Israel.
2 Constituitque militum numeros in cunctis urbibus Iudae, quae erant vallatae muris; praesidiaque disposuit in terra Iudae et in civitatibus Ephraim, quas ceperat Asa pater eius.
3 Et fuit Dominus cum Iosaphat, quia ambulavit in viis patris sui primis et non speravit in Baalim
4 sed in Deo patris sui et perrexit in praeceptis illius et non iuxta peccata Israel.
5 Confirmavitque Dominus regnum in manu eius, et dedit omnis Iuda munera Iosaphat; factaeque sunt ei infinitae divitiae et multa gloria.
6 Cumque sumpsisset cor eius audaciam propter vias Domini, etiam excelsa et palos de Iuda abstulit.
7 Tertio autem anno regni sui misit principes suos Benhail et Abdiam et Zachariam et Nathanael et Michaiam, ut docerent in civitatibus Iudae,
8 et cum eis Levitas Semeiam et Nathaniam et Zabadiam, Asael quoque et Semiramoth et Ionathan Adoniamque et Thobiam Levitas et cum eis Elisama et Ioram sacerdotes.
9 Docebantque in Iuda habentes librum legis Domini et circuibant cunctas urbes Iudae atque erudiebant populum.
10 Itaque factus est pavor Domini super omnia regna terrarum, quae erant per gyrum Iudae, nec audebant bellare contra Iosaphat.
11 Sed et de Philisthim Iosaphat munera deferebant et vectigal argenti; Arabes quoque adducebant pecora arietum septem milia septingenta et hircos totidem.
12 Crevit ergo Iosaphat et magnificatus est usque in sublime atque aedificavit in Iuda castella urbesque horreorum.
13 Et multae copiae praesto erant ei in urbibus Iudae; viri quoque bellatores et robusti erant in Ierusalem,
14 quorum iste numerus per familias singulorum: in Iuda principes exercitus, Ednas dux, et cum eo robustissimorum trecenta milia;
15 et ad latus eius Iohanan princeps et cum eo ducenta octoginta milia;
16 ad latus quoque istius Amasias filius Zechri consecratus Domino et cum eo ducenta milia virorum fortium;
17 de Beniamin autem robustus ad proelia Eliada et cum eo tenentium arcum et clipeum ducenta milia;
18 et ad latus eius Iozabad et cum eo centum octoginta milia expeditorum militum.
19 Hi omnes erant ad manum regis, exceptis aliis, quos posuerat in urbibus muratis in universo Iuda.
King James Version
1 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.
2 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.
3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
4 But sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
5 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.
6 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
7 ¶ Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
8 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
9 And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
10 ¶ And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
11 Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he goats.
12 ¶ And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.
13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.
14 And these are the numbers of them according to the house of their fathers: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the chief, and with him mighty men of valour three hundred thousand.
15 And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and fourscore thousand.
16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.
17 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.
18 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.
19 These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.