2 Chronicles 27 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Reign of Jotham

1 Jotham [was] twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And the name of his mother [was] Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his father Uzziah had done--only he did not go into the temple of Yahweh. But the people still acted corruptly. 3 He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and {he did much restoration}a on the wall of Ophel. 4 And he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built forts and towers in the wooded places. 5 Now he fought with the king of the {Ammonites}b and prevailed against them. And the {Ammonites}c gave to him in that year one hundred talents of silver and ten thousand measures of wheat and ten thousand [measures of] barley. This [is what] the {Ammonites}d rendered to him, as well as in the second and third year. 6 And Jotham strengthened himself, for he established his ways before Yahweh his God. 7 Now the remainder of the words of Jotham and all his wars and his ways, behold, they are written upon the scroll of the kings of Israel and Judah. 8 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. 9 And Jotham slept with his ancestors,e and they buried him in the city of David. And his son Ahaz became king in his place.
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