2 Kings 15:32-38

Jotham King of Judah

32 In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Jotham son of Uzziah king of Judah began to reign.
33 He 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.
34 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done.
35 The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the LORD.
36 As for the other events of Jotham’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
37 (In those days the LORD began to send Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.)
38 Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David, the city of his father. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.

2 Kings 15:32-38 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter begins with the reign of Azariah king of Judah, 2Ki 15:1-7, and then gives a short account of the several kings of Israel, to the last of them; of Zachariah, 2Ki 15:8-12, of Shallum, 2Ki 15:13,14,15 of Menahem, 2Ki 15:16-22 of Pekahiah, 2Ki 15:23-26, of Pekah, succeeded by Hoshea, the last of them, 2Ki 15:27-31, and is included with the reign of Jotham king of Judah, 2Ki 15:32-38.

Cross References 5

  • 1. ver 1,S 5; 1 Chronicles 5:17; Isaiah 1:1; Hosea 1:1
  • 2. ver 3; S 1 Kings 14:8; 2 Chronicles 26:4-5
  • 3. 2 Kings 12:3
  • 4. S Genesis 23:10; 2 Chronicles 23:20
  • 5. 2 Kings 16:5; Isaiah 7:1; Isaiah 8:6; Isaiah 9:11
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