Uzziah began to rule as king over Judah. It was in the 27th year that Jeroboam was king of Israel. Uzziah was the son of Amaziah.
Uzziah was 16 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 52 years. His mother's name was Jecoliah. She was from Jerusalem.
Uzziah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done.
But the high places weren't removed. The people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
The LORD caused King Uzziah to suffer from a skin disease until the day he died. He lived in a separate house. His son Jotham was in charge of the palace. Jotham ruled over the people of the land.
The other events of the rule of Uzziah are written down. Everything he did is written down. All of those things are written in the official records of the kings of Judah.
Uzziah joined the members of his family who had already died. His body was buried near them in the City of David. His son Jotham became the next king after him.