In the second year of Phacee, the son of Romelia king of Israel, reigned Joatham, son of Ozias, king of Juda.
He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: the name of his mother was Jerusa, the daughter of Sadoc.
And he did that which was right before the Lord: according to all that his father Ozias had done, so did he.
But the high places he took not away: the people still sacrificed, and burnt incense in the high places: he built the highest gate of the house of the Lord.
But the rest of the acts of Joatham, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the words of the days of the kings of Juda?
In those days the Lord began to send into Juda, Rasin king of Syria, and Phacee the son of Romelia.
And Joatham slept with his fathers, and was buried with them in the city of David, his father; and Achaz, his son, reigned in his stead.