And all the people of JudahtookaUzziah, who was sixteenyearsold, and made him king in the place of his fatherAmaziah.
He builtEloth and restored it to Judahafter the kingslept with his fathers.
3Uzziah was 1sixteenyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedfifty-twoyears in Jerusalem; and his mother'sname was bJechiliah of Jerusalem.
He didright in the sight of the LORD according to all that his fatherAmaziah had done.
52He continued to seekGod in the days of Zechariah, 3who had understandingcthrough the vision of God; and d4as long as he sought the LORD, Godprospered him.
Now he went out and 5warred against the Philistines, and brokedown the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; and he builtcities in the area of Ashdod and among the Philistines.
76Godhelped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the Meunites.
The Ammonites also gave7tribute to Uzziah, and his efameextended to the border of Egypt, for he becameverystrong.
Moreover, Uzziahbuilttowers in Jerusalem at 8the CornerGate and at the 9ValleyGate and at the cornerbuttress and fortified them.
He builttowers in the wilderness and 10hewedmanycisterns, for he hadmuchlivestock, both in the flowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hillcountry and the fertilefields, for he loved the soil.
Moreover, Uzziahhad an armyready for battle, which genteredcombat by divisions according to the number of their muster, hprepared by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the official, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king'sofficers.
The totalnumber of the heads of the ihouseholds, of valiantwarriors, was 2,600 .
13Under their direction was an jelitearmy of 307,500 , who could wagewar with greatpower, to help the kingagainst the enemy.
Moreover, Uzziahpreparedkfor all the armyshields, spears, helmets, bodyarmor, bows and slingstones.
In Jerusalem he madeengines of war invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shootingarrows and greatstones. Hence his lfamespreadafar , for he was marvelouslyhelpeduntil he was strong.
But 11when he becamestrong, his heart was so mproud that he actedcorruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for 12he entered the temple of the LORD to burnincense on the altar of incense.
Then 13Azariah the priestenteredafter him and with him eightypriests of the LORD, valiantmen.
1814They opposedUzziah the king and said to him, "15It is not for you, Uzziah, to burnincense to the LORD, 16but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are consecrated to burnincense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have beenunfaithful and will have nohonor from the LORDGod."
But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burningincense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests, 17the leprosybroke out on his foreheadbefore the priests in the house of the LORD, beside the altar of incense.
20Azariah the chiefpriest and all the priestslooked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead; and they hurried him out of there, and he himselfalsohastened to get out because the LORD had smitten him.
2118KingUzziah was a leper to the day of his death; and he lived in 19a separatehouse, being a leper, for he was cutoff from the house of the LORD. And Jotham his son was over the king'shousejudging the people of the land.
Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first to last, the prophet20Isaiah, the son of Amoz, has written.
So Uzziahslept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers21in the field of the gravewhich belonged to the kings, for they said, "He is a leper." And Jotham his sonbecameking in his place.