In the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel, Uzziah son of Amaziah became king of Judah
at the age of sixteen, and he ruled in Jerusalem for fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem.
Following the example of his father, he did what was pleasing to the Lord.
But the pagan places of worship were not destroyed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
The Lord struck Uzziah with a dreaded skin disease that stayed with him the rest of his life. He lived in a separate house, relieved of all duties, while his son Jotham governed the country.
Everything else that Uzziah did is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Judah.]
Uzziah died and was buried in the royal burial ground in David's City, and his son Jotham succeeded him as king. 1