2Chronicles 17

 

וַיִּמְלֹךְ יְהוֹשָׁפָט בְּנוֹ תַּחְתָּיו וַיִּתְחַזֵּק עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃   17:1

1Chr. 17:1   And Jehoshaphat, his son, became king in his place, and he strengthened himself against Israel.

The first part of this verse is contained in 1Kin. 15:24, but none of the verses or names in rest of this chapter, except for one name mentioned in v. 17:8, is to be found elsewhere.

וַיִּתֶּן־חַיִל בְּכָל־עָרֵי יְהוּדָה הַבְּצֻרוֹת וַיִּתֵּן נְצִיבִים בְּאֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה וּבְעָרֵי אֶפְרַיִם אֲשֶׁר לָכַד אָסָא אָבִיו׃   17:2

1Chr. 17:2   And he set a force in all the cities of Judah that were fortified, and put garrisons throughout the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa, his father, had taken.

וַיְהִי יְהוָה עִם־יְהוֹשָׁפָט כִּי הָלַךְ בְּדַרְכֵי דָּוִיד אָבִיו הָרִאשֹׁנִים וְלֹא דָרַשׁ לַבְּעָלִים׃   17:3

1Chr. 17:3   And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, for he proceeded in the ways of David, his former ancestor, and not did resort to the Baalim,

כִּי לֵאלֹהֵי אָבִיו דָּרָשׁ וּבְמִצְוֺתָיו הָלָךְ וְלֹא כְּמַעֲשֵׂה יִשְׂרָאֵל׃   17:4

1Chr. 17:4   but resorted to the God of his ancestors and walked in His commandments and not as Israel was doing.

וַיָּכֶן יְהוָה אֶת־הַמַּמְלָכָה בְּיָדוֹ וַיִּתְּנוּ כָל־יְהוּדָה מִנְחָה לִיהוֹשָׁפָט וַיְהִי־לוֹ עֹשֶׁר־וְכָבוֹד לָרֹב׃   17:5

1Chr. 17:5   Therefore the Lord made the kingdom so firm in his hand that Jehoshaphat provided a gift for all of Judah and there was wealth and honor in abundance for him.

וַיִּגְבַּהּ לִבּוֹ בְּדַרְכֵי יְהוָה וְעוֹד הֵסִיר אֶת־הַבָּמוֹת וְאֶת־הָאֲשֵׁרִים מִיהוּדָה׃   17:6

1Chr. 17:6   And his heart was so lofty in the ways of the Lord that he again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah.

וּבִשְׁנַת שָׁלוֹשׁ לְמָלְכוֹ שָׁלַח לְשָׂרָיו לְבֶן־חַיִל וּלְעֹבַדְיָה וְלִזְכַרְיָה וְלִנְתַנְאֵל וּלְמִיכָיָהוּ לְלַמֵּד בְּעָרֵי   17:7

 יְהוּדָה׃

1Chr. 17:7   Then in his reign's third year he sent for his princes, for Ben-Hail, and for Obadiah, and for Zechariah, and for Nethanel, and for Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.

וְעִמָּהֶם הַלְוִיִּם שְׁמַעְיָהוּ וּנְתַנְיָהוּ וּזְבַדְיָהוּ וַעֲשָׂהאֵל (וּשְׁמִרִימֹות) [וּשְׁמִירָמֹות] וִיהֹונָתָן וַאֲדֹנִיָּהוּ   17:8

 וְטֹובִיָּהוּ וְטֹוב אֲדֹונִיָּה הַלְוִיִּם וְעִמָּהֶם אֱלִישָׁמָע וִיהֹורָם הַכֹּהֲנִים׃

1Chr. 17:8   And the Levites were with them: Shemaiah and Nethaniah and Zebadiah and Asahel and Shemiramoth and Jehonathan and Adonijah and Tobijah and Tob-adonijah of the Levites.  Elishama and Jehoram, the priests, were also with them.

The word in the parentheses, translated as the name Shemiramoth, is assumed to be misspelled.  The name appears also in 1Chronicles Chapters 15 and 16 and is spelled correctly there, as in the brackets here.

וַיְלַמְּדוּ בִּיהוּדָה וְעִמָּהֶם סֵפֶר תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וַיָּסֹבּוּ בְּכָל־עָרֵי יְהוּדָה וַיְלַמְּדוּ בָּעָם׃   17:9

1Chr. 17:9   And they taught throughout Judah, and the book of the Torah of the Lord was with them.  And they went around in all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.

וַיְהִי פַּחַד יְהוָה עַל כָּל־מַמְלְכוֹת הָאֲרָצוֹת אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבוֹת יְהוּדָה וְלֹא נִלְחֲמוּ עִם־יְהוֹשָׁפָט׃   17:10

1Chr. 17:10   And the dread of the Lord was upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were surrounding Judah that they waged no war with Jehoshaphat.

וּמִן־פְּלִשְׁתִּים מְבִיאִים לִיהוֹשָׁפָט מִנְחָה וְכֶסֶף מַשָּׂא גַּם הָעַרְבִיאִים מְבִיאִים לוֹ צֹאן אֵילִים שִׁבְעַת   17:11

 אֲלָפִים וּשְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וּתְיָשִׁים שִׁבְעַת אֲלָפִים וּשְׁבַע מֵאוֹת׃

1Chr. 17:11   Some Philistines even were bringing a gift and silver tribute to Jehoshaphat.  The Arabians were also bringing a flock of seven thousand and seven hundred rams and seven thousand and seven hundred he-goats to him.

וַיְהִי יְהוֹשָׁפָט הֹלֵךְ וְגָדֵל עַד־לְמָעְלָה וַיִּבֶן בִּיהוּדָה בִּירָנִיּוֹת וְעָרֵי מִסְכְּנוֹת׃   17:12

1Chr. 17:12   So Jehoshaphat became greater and greater to the maximum, and he built fortresses and cities of storehouses throughout Judah.

וּמְלָאכָה רַבָּה הָיָה לוֹ בְּעָרֵי יְהוּדָה וְאַנְשֵׁי מִלְחָמָה גִּבּוֹרֵי חַיִל בִּירוּשָׁלִָם׃   17:13

1Chr. 17:13   And he had great work in the cities of Judah, and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem.

וְאֵלֶּה פְקֻדָּתָם לְבֵית אֲבוֹתֵיהֶם לִיהוּדָה שָׂרֵי אֲלָפִים עַדְנָה הַשָּׂר וְעִמּוֹ גִּבּוֹרֵי חַיִל שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת   17:14

 אָלֶף׃

1Chr. 17:14   And this is their mustering according to the house of their fathers of Judah's captains of thousands:  Adenah, who was a captain, and with him were three hundred thousand mighty men of valor,

וְעַל־יָדוֹ יְהוֹחָנָן הַשָּׂר וְעִמּוֹ מָאתַיִם וּשְׁמוֹנִים אָלֶף׃   17:15

1Chr. 17:15   and next to him Jehohanan, who was a captain, and with him were two hundred and eighty thousand,

וְעַל־יָדוֹ עֲמַסְיָה בֶן־זִכְרִי הַמִּתְנַדֵּב לַיהוָה וְעִמּוֹ מָאתַיִם אֶלֶף גִּבּוֹר חָיִל׃   17:16

1Chr. 17:16   and next to him Amasiah son of Zichri, a mighty man of valor, offering himself willingly to the Lord, and with him were two hundred thousand,

וּמִן־בִּנְיָמִן גִּבּוֹר חַיִל אֶלְיָדָע וְעִמּוֹ נֹשְׁקֵי־קֶשֶׁת וּמָגֵן מָאתַיִם אָלֶף׃   17:17

1Chr. 17:17   and from Benjamin, Eliada, a mighty man of valor, and with him were two hundred thousand handlers of bow and shield,

וְעַל־יָדוֹ יְהוֹזָבָד וְעִמּוֹ מֵאָה־וּשְׁמוֹנִים אֶלֶף חֲלוּצֵי צָבָא׃   17:18

1Chr. 17:18   and next to him Jehozabad, and with him were a hundred and eighty thousand armed men of war.

אֵלֶּה הַמְשָׁרְתִים אֶת־הַמֶּלֶךְ מִלְּבַד אֲשֶׁר־נָתַן הַמֶּלֶךְ בְּעָרֵי הַמִּבְצָר בְּכָל־יְהוּדָה׃   17:19

1Chr. 17:19   These were serving beside the king whom the king had put in the cities of fortification throughout all of Judah.

 

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