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2 Chronicles 26:1-6 (New International Version)

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Uzziah King of Judah

26:1-4pp -- 2Ki 14:21-22; 15:1-3 26:21-23pp -- 2Ki 15:5-7

1 Then all the people of Judah1 took Uzziah,a who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 2 He was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his fathers. 3 Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother's name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fearb of God.2 As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.3 6 He went to war against the Philistines4 and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod.5 He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines.
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