AND these were the circumstances in which Ahab was. But I now return
to Jehoshaphat, the king of Jerusalem, who, when he had augmented his kingdom,
had set garrisons in the cities of the countries belonging to his subjects,
and had put such garrisons no less into those cities which were taken out
of the tribe of Ephraim by his grandfather Abijah, when Jeroboam reigned
over the ten tribes [than he did into the other]. But then he had God favorable
and assisting to him, as being both righteous and religious, and seeking
to do somewhat every day that should be agreeable and acceptable to God.
The kings also that were round about him honored him with the presents
they made him, till the riches that he had acquired were immensely great,
and the glory he had gained was of a most exalted nature.