2 Chronicles 27 TNIV

Jotham King of Judah

27:1-4,7-9pp -- 2Ki 15:33-38

1 Jotham1 was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother's name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok.

References for 2 Chronicles 27:1

2 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done, but unlike him he did not enter the temple of the LORD. The people, however, continued their corrupt practices.
3 Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the LORD and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel.2

References for 2 Chronicles 27:3

4 He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.
5 Jotham made war on the king of the Ammonites3 and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talentsa of silver, ten thousand corsb of wheat and ten thousand corsc of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.

References for 2 Chronicles 27:5

    • a 27:5 - That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
    • b 27:5 - That is, probably about 1,800 tons or about 1,600 metric tons
    • c 27:5 - That is, probably about 1,500 tons or about 1,350 metric tons
      6 Jotham grew powerful4 because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.

      References for 2 Chronicles 27:6

      7 The other events in Jotham's reign, including all his wars and the other things he did, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
      8 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years.
      9 Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.