New International Version
Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.
King James Bible
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jotham became strong, for he prepared his ways before Jehovah his God.
World English Bible
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before Yahweh his God.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jotham doth strengthen himself, for he hath prepared his ways before Jehovah his God.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He fought also with - the Ammonites - We find here that he brought them under a heavy tribute for three years; but whether this was the effect of his prevailing against them, is not so evident. Some think that they paid this tribute for three years, and then revolted; that, in consequence, he attacked them, and their utter subjection was the result.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
prepared. or, established
'So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.'--2 CHRON. xxvii 6. This King Jotham is one of the obscurer of the Jewish monarchs, and we know next to nothing about him. The most memorable event in his reign is that 'in the year when King Uzziah,' his father, 'died,' and consequently in Jotham's first year, Isaiah saw the Lord sitting in the Temple on the empty throne, and had the lips which were to utter so many immortal words touched with fire from the altar. Whether …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
2 Chronicles 26:5
He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.
2 Chronicles 27:5
Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talents of silver, ten thousand cors of wheat and ten thousand cors of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.
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