In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah1 son of Remaliah2 became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twenty years.
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
In the time of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser3 king of Assyria came and took Ijon,4 Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh and Hazor. He took Gilead and Galilee, including all the land of Naphtali,5 and deported6 the people to Assyria.
Then Hoshea7 son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked and assassinated8 him, and then succeeded him as king in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.
As for the other events of Pekah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals9 of the kings of Israel?
In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Jotham10 son of Uzziah king of Judah began to reign.
He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother's name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok.
He did what was right11 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done.
The high places,12 however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate13 of the temple of the LORD.
As for the other events of Jotham's reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
(In those days the LORD began to send Rezin14 king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.)