27:2 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the a temple of the LORD. And the people did yet b corruptly.
(a) That is, to offer incense against the word of God, which is spoken of in the commendation of Jotham. 27:3 He built the high c gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
(b) They were not completely purged from idolatry.
(c) Which was 60 cubits high and was for the height called Ophel: it was at the east gate and mention is made of it in ( 2 Chronicles 3:4 ). 27:6 So Jotham became mighty, d because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
(d) He shows that all prosperity comes from God, who never fails when we put our trust in him.