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set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which
Asa his father had taken.
CH2 17:3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the
first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
CH2 17:4 But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his
commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
CH2 17:5 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all
Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in
CH2 17:6 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover
he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
King James Bible