2 Chronicles 27
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1Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok.1Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok.
2He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had done; however he did not enter the temple of the LORD. But the people continued acting corruptly.2He did what the LORD approved, just as his father Uzziah had done. (He did not, however, have the audacity to enter the temple.) Yet the people were still sinning.
3He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD, and he built extensively the wall of Ophel.3He built the Upper Gate to the LORD's temple and did a lot of work on the wall in the area known as Ophel.
4Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.4He built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.
5He fought also with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed over them so that the Ammonites gave him during that year one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand kors of wheat and ten thousand of barley. The Ammonites also paid him this amount in the second and in the third year.5He launched a military campaign against the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. That year the Ammonites paid him 100 talents of silver, 10,000 kors of wheat, and 10,000 kors of barley. The Ammonites also paid this same amount of annual tribute the next two years.
6So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.6Jotham grew powerful because he was determined to please the LORD his God.
7Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, even all his wars and his acts, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.7The rest of the events of Jotham's reign, including all his military campaigns and his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll of the kings of Israel and Judah.
8He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.8He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem.
9And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and Ahaz his son became king in his place.9Jotham passed away and was buried in the City of David. His son Ahaz replaced him as king.
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2 Chronicles 26
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