17:10 A terror of Hashem seized all the kingdoms
Yehoshafat is one of the greatest kings of the kingdom of Yehuda. He continues to remove idol worship from the kingdom and ensures that the people engage in Torah study. In response, the nations who surround Yehuda fear the God of Israel and do not wage war on His people. Furthermore, the Philistines even send gifts to Yehoshafat. This demonstrates that the combination of the People of Israel studying the Torah in the Land of Israel brings respect from their adversaries, and brings faith and peace to the world.