2 Kings 15:1-8 NIV

Azariah King of Judah

15:1-7pp -- 2Ch 26:3-4,21-23

1 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah1 son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign.

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      2 He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother's name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem.
      3 He did what was right2 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done.

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      4 The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
      5 The LORD afflicted3 the king with leprosya until the day he died, and he lived in a separate house.b4 Jotham5 the king's son had charge of the palace6 and governed the people of the land.

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        • a 15:5 - The Hebrew word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy.
        • b 15:5 - Or "in a house where he was relieved of responsibility"
          6 As for the other events of Azariah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
          7 Azariah rested7 with his fathers and was buried near them in the City of David. And Jotham8 his son succeeded him as king.

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              Zechariah King of Israel

              8 In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned six months.

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