Azariah, Amaziah's son, became king of Judah in the twenty-seventh year of Israel's King Jeroboam.
He was 16 years old when he became king, and he ruled for fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem.
He did what was right in the LORD's eyes, just as his father Amaziah had done.
However, the shrines weren't removed. People kept sacrificing and burning incense at them.
Now the LORD afflicted the king with a skin disease that he had until his dying day, so he lived in a separate house.a The king's son Jotham supervised the palace administration and governed the people of the land.
The rest of Azariah's deeds and all he accomplished, aren't they written in the official records of Judah's kings?
Azariah died and was buried with his ancestors in David's City. His son Jotham succeeded him as king.