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2 Chronicles 17:1

    2 Chronicles 17:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jehoshaphat his son became king in his place, and made himself strong against Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 17:1

    Jehoshaphat - and strengthened himself against Israel - The kingdoms of Israel and Judah were rivals from the beginning; sometimes one, sometimes the other, prevailed. Asa and Baasha were nearly matched; but, after Baasha's death, Israel was greatly weakened by civil contentions, and Jehoshaphat got the ascendancy. See 1 Kings 16:16-23.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 17:1

    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.