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2 Chronicles 17

Overview

2 Chronicles 17:1, Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigns well, and prospers; 2 Chronicles 17:7, He sends Levites with the princes to teach Judah; 2 Chronicles 17:10, His enemies being terrified by God, some of them bring him presents and tribute; 2 Chronicles 17:12, His greatness, captains, and armies.

Verse 1

Jehoshaphat: 1 Kings 15:24, 1 Kings 22:41, 1 Chronicles 11:10, Matthew 1:8, Josaphat

and strengthened: 2 Chronicles 12:1, 2 Chronicles 26:8, 2 Chronicles 32:5, 1 Samuel 23:16, Ezekiel 7:27, Ephesians 6:10

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:10 - Jehoshaphat

Verse 2

placed forces: 2 Chronicles 11:11, 2 Chronicles 11:12

in the cities: 2 Chronicles 15:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:8 - thy hand 2 Samuel 8:6 - garrisons 2 Chronicles 17:19 - put in 2 Chronicles 32:5 - he strengthened

Verse 3

the Lord: 2 Chronicles 15:2, 2 Chronicles 15:9, Genesis 39:2, Genesis 39:3, Genesis 39:21, Exodus 3:12, Exodus 4:12, Joshua 1:5, Joshua 1:9, Judges 2:18, Judges 6:12, 2 Samuel 5:10, 1 Chronicles 22:18, Psalms 46:7, Psalms 46:11, Isaiah 8:10, Isaiah 41:10, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 18:20, Matthew 28:20, 2 Timothy 4:22

he walked: 2 Samuel 8:15, 1 Kings 11:6, 1 Kings 15:3, 1 Kings 15:4, 2 Kings 14:3, 2 Kings 16:2, 2 Kings 18:3, 2 Kings 22:2, Psalms 132:1-5

his father David: or, his father, and of David, 2 Chronicles 14:2-5, 2 Chronicles 14:11, 2 Chronicles 15:8-13

sought: Judges 2:11, Judges 8:33, Jeremiah 2:23

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:4 - walk 1 Kings 3:3 - walking 1 Kings 3:14 - as thy 1 Kings 11:4 - his heart 1 Kings 14:8 - my servant David 1 Kings 22:43 - he walked 2 Kings 3:14 - I regard 2 Chronicles 19:3 - good things 2 Chronicles 20:32 - he walked 2 Chronicles 21:12 - in the ways of Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 22:9 - the son of Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 28:1 - like David his father 2 Chronicles 34:2 - right in the sight Matthew 25:16 - went

Verse 4

walked: Luke 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1

not after: 1 Kings 12:28, 1 Kings 12:30, 1 Kings 12:33, 1 Kings 13:33, 1 Kings 13:34, 1 Kings 16:31-33, 2 Kings 8:18, 2 Kings 17:19, Jeremiah 3:7, Jeremiah 3:8, Hosea 4:15

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:14 - as thy 2 Chronicles 21:12 - in the ways of Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 22:9 - the son of Jehoshaphat

Verse 5

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the Lord: 2 Samuel 7:25, 2 Samuel 7:26, 1 Kings 9:4, 1 Kings 9:5, Psalms 127:1, Psalms 132:12, 1 Peter 5:10

brought: Heb. gave

presents: 2 Chronicles 32:23, 1 Samuel 10:27, 1 Kings 4:21, 1 Kings 10:25, Psalms 68:29, Psalms 72:10, Psalms 76:11, Matthew 2:11

he had riches: 2 Chronicles 1:15, 2 Chronicles 9:27, 2 Chronicles 18:1, 2 Chronicles 32:27-29, Genesis 13:2, Genesis 26:13, Genesis 26:14, Deuteronomy 8:13, Deuteronomy 8:14, 1 Kings 10:27, Job 42:12, Matthew 6:33

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:8 - Return 2 Chronicles 17:11 - brought Luke 19:2 - and he

Verse 6

his heart: Deuteronomy 28:47, Job 22:26

lifted up: that is, was encouraged

in the ways: Psalms 18:21, Psalms 18:22, Psalms 119:1, Psalms 138:5, Hosea 14:9, Acts 13:10

he took away: 2 Chronicles 14:3, 2 Chronicles 15:17, 2 Chronicles 19:3, 2 Chronicles 20:33, 2 Chronicles 31:1, 2 Chronicles 34:3-7, 1 Kings 22:43

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:4 - the high places Luke 19:2 - and he

Verse 7

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he sent: In these verse we have an account of a remarkable itinerant ministry established by Jehoshaphat, in which three classes of men were employed:

1. The Princes

2. The Levites

3. The Priests

We may presume that the Princes instructed the people in the nature of the civil law and constitution of the kingdom; that the Levites instructed them in every thing that appertained to the temple service, and ritual law; and that the Priests instructed them in the nature and design of their religion. Thus the nation became thoroughly instructed in their duty to God, to the king, and to each other; they therefore became as one man; and against a people thus united, on such principles, no enemy could be successful. Deuteronomy 4:5, Psalms 34:11, Psalms 51:13, Ecclesiastes 1:12, Ecclesiastes 12:9, Ecclesiastes 12:10, Isaiah 49:23

to teach: 2 Chronicles 15:3, 2 Chronicles 30:22, 2 Chronicles 35:3, Deuteronomy 33:10, Nehemiah 8:7, Nehemiah 8:8, Nehemiah 8:13, Nehemiah 8:14, Nehemiah 9:3, Matthew 4:23, Mark 4:2, Luke 4:43, Luke 4:44, Acts 1:1

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:42 - General Numbers 21:18 - princes 2 Chronicles 34:30 - he read Ezra 7:25 - teach ye Nehemiah 8:2 - congregation

Verse 8

priests: Ezra 7:1-6, Malachi 2:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:10 - They shall teach Joshua 3:8 - command 2 Chronicles 15:3 - a teaching 2 Chronicles 19:8 - Levites 2 Chronicles 35:3 - the Levites Ezra 7:10 - and to teach

Verse 9

they taught: 2 Chronicles 35:3, Nehemiah 8:7

the book: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Deuteronomy 31:11-13, Joshua 1:7, Joshua 1:8, Isaiah 8:20, Matthew 15:2-9, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 28:20, Luke 4:17-19, John 5:39, John 5:46, Acts 13:15, Acts 15:21, Acts 28:23, Romans 3:2, 1 Peter 4:11

throughout: Matthew 10:23, Matthew 11:1, Acts 8:40

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:11 - General Joshua 3:8 - command 2 Kings 23:2 - he read 2 Chronicles 15:3 - a teaching 2 Chronicles 30:22 - taught Ezra 7:10 - and to teach Psalms 74:8 - all the synagogues Malachi 2:7 - the priest's Acts 10:38 - who

Verse 10

the fear: 2 Chronicles 14:14, Genesis 35:5, Exodus 15:14-16, Joshua 2:9-11

fell: Heb. was

so that: 2 Chronicles 16:9, Exodus 34:24, Proverbs 16:7

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 11:7 - the fear 2 Chronicles 20:29 - the fear

Verse 11

brought: 2 Chronicles 17:5, 2 Chronicles 9:14, 2 Chronicles 26:8, 2 Samuel 8:2, 2 Kings 3:4

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 21:16 - Philistines 2 Chronicles 26:7 - the Arabians 2 Chronicles 32:23 - presents Ezra 4:20 - toll Ezekiel 27:21 - in lambs Acts 2:11 - Arabians

Verse 12

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waxed great: 2 Chronicles 18:1, 1 Chronicles 29:25

in Judah: 2 Chronicles 8:2-6, 2 Chronicles 11:5-12, 2 Chronicles 14:6, 2 Chronicles 14:7, 2 Chronicles 26:6-9, 2 Chronicles 27:4, 2 Chronicles 32:5, 2 Chronicles 32:27-29

castles: or, palaces

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:7 - let his hands 1 Samuel 11:8 - the children 1 Chronicles 27:1 - served 2 Chronicles 8:6 - the store cities 2 Chronicles 16:4 - the store cities 2 Chronicles 17:19 - put in

Verse 13

much business: 2 Chronicles 26:10-15, 1 Chronicles 27:25-31

Reciprocal: Numbers 1:3 - able 1 Chronicles 7:11 - mighty men

Verse 14

the numbers: Genesis 12:2, Genesis 13:16, Genesis 15:5

to the house: Numbers 1:2, Numbers 1:18

three hundred: 2 Chronicles 11:1, 2 Chronicles 13:3, 2 Chronicles 14:8, 2 Chronicles 26:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:8 - thy hand Numbers 1:26 - General Numbers 1:27 - General Numbers 1:46 - General Judges 20:17 - four hundred 1 Kings 12:21 - an hundred 2 Chronicles 25:5 - three 2 Chronicles 32:6 - he set captains

Verse 15

next to him: Heb. at this hand, 2 Chronicles 17:15

Verse 16

willingly: Judges 5:2, Judges 5:9, 1 Chronicles 29:9, 1 Chronicles 29:14, 1 Chronicles 29:17, Psalms 110:3, 2 Corinthians 8:3-5, 2 Corinthians 8:12

Verse 17

armed men: 2 Chronicles 14:8, 2 Samuel 1:21, 2 Samuel 1:22

Reciprocal: Numbers 1:37 - General Deuteronomy 33:12 - The beloved 1 Chronicles 7:7 - were reckoned

Verse 18

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 7:7 - were reckoned

Verse 19

put in: 2 Chronicles 17:2, 2 Chronicles 17:12, 2 Chronicles 11:12, 2 Chronicles 11:23

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 11:11 - captains 2 Chronicles 33:14 - put

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-17.html.