He met 1 with the people and appointed musicians to play before the Lord and praise his majestic splendor. As they marched ahead of the warriors they said: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his loyal love endures.” 2
In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah to teach in the cities of Judah.
He followed in his father Asa’s footsteps and was careful to do what the Lord approved. 1
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer the priests were to blow the trumpets before the ark of God; Obed-Edom and Jehiel were also guardians 1 of the ark.
He followed in his father Asa’s footsteps and was careful to do what the Lord approved. 1 (22:44) 2 However, the high places were not eliminated; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense on the high places.