2 Chronicles 27 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Judah's King Jotham

1 Jotham was 25 years old when he became king; he reigned 16 years in Jerusalem.a His mother's name was Jerushah daughter of Zadok. 2 He did what was right in the Lord's sight as his father Uzziah had done, except that he didn't enter the Lord's sanctuary.b However, the people still behaved corruptly. 3 Jotham built the Upper Gate of the Lord's temple, and he built extensively on the wall of Ophel.cd 4 He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests. 5 He waged war against the king of the Ammonites. He overpowered the Ammonites, and that year they gave him 7,500 poundse of silver, 50,000 bushelsf of wheat, and 50,000 bushelsg of barley. They paid him the same in the second and third years. 6 So Jotham strengthened himself because he did not waver in obeyingh the Lord his God.i 7 As for the rest of the events of Jotham's [reign], along with all his wars and his ways, note that they are written about in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 8 He was 25 years old when he became king; he reigned 16 years in Jerusalem.j 9 Jotham rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. His son Ahaz became king in his place.k
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