In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Jotham1 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 right2 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done.
The high places,3 however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate4 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 Rezin5 king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.)
Jotham rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the City of David, the city of his father. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.