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2 Chronicles 26

GNTA 1 All the people of Judah chose Amaziah's sixteen-year-old son Uzziah to succeed his father as king NIV 1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. GNTA 2 (It was after the death of Amaziah that Uzziah recaptured Elath and rebuilt the city.) NIV 2 He was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors. GNTA 3 Uzziah became king at the age of sixteen, and he ruled in Jerusalem for fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem. NIV 3 Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem. GNTA 4 Following the example of his father, he did what was pleasing to the Lord. NIV 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. GNTA 5 As long as Zechariah, his religious adviser, was living, he served the Lord faithfully, and God blessed him. NIV 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success. GNTA 6 Uzziah went to war against the Philistines. He tore down the walls of the cities of Gath, Jamnia, and Ashdod, and built fortified cities near Ashdod and in the rest of Philistia. NIV 6 He went to war against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod. He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines. GNTA 7 God helped him defeat the Philistines, the Arabs living at Gurbaal, and the Meunites. NIV 7 God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabs who lived in Gur Baal and against the Meunites. GNTA 8 The Ammonites paid tribute to Uzziah, and he became so powerful that his fame spread even to Egypt. NIV 8 The Ammonites brought tribute to Uzziah, and his fame spread as far as the border of Egypt, because he had become very powerful. GNTA 9 Uzziah strengthened the fortifications of Jerusalem by building towers at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and where the wall turned. NIV 9 Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate and at the angle of the wall, and he fortified them. GNTA 10 He also built fortified towers in the open country and dug many cisterns, because he had large herds of livestock in the western foothills and plains. Because he loved farming, he encouraged the people to plant vineyards in the hill country and to farm the fertile land. NIV 10 He also built towers in the wilderness and dug many cisterns, because he had much livestock in the foothills and in the plain. He had people working his fields and vineyards in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil. GNTA 11 He had a large army ready for battle. Its records were kept by his secretaries Jeiel and Maaseiah under the supervision of Hananiah, a member of the king's staff. NIV 11 Uzziah had a well-trained army, ready to go out by divisions according to their numbers as mustered by Jeiel the secretary and Maaseiah the officer under the direction of Hananiah, one of the royal officials. GNTA 12 The army was commanded by 2,600 officers. NIV 12 The total number of family leaders over the fighting men was 2,600. GNTA 13 Under them were 307,500 soldiers able to fight effectively for the king against his enemies. NIV 13 Under their command was an army of 307,500 men trained for war, a powerful force to support the king against his enemies. GNTA 14 Uzziah supplied the army with shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and arrows, and stones for slinging. NIV 14 Uzziah provided shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and slingstones for the entire army. GNTA 15 In Jerusalem his inventors made equipment for shooting arrows and for throwing large stones from the towers and corners of the city wall. His fame spread everywhere, and he became very powerful because of the help he received from God. NIV 15 In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large stones from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful. GNTA 16 But when King Uzziah became strong, he grew arrogant, and that led to his downfall. He defied the Lord his God by going into the Temple to burn incense on the altar of incense. NIV 16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense. GNTA 17 Azariah the priest, accompanied by eighty strong and courageous priests, followed the king NIV 17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in. GNTA 18 to resist him. They said, "Uzziah! You have no right to burn incense to the Lord. Only the priests who are descended from Aaron have been consecrated to do this. Leave this holy place. You have offended the Lord God, and you no longer have his blessing." NIV 18 They confronted King Uzziah and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by the LORD God.” GNTA 19 Uzziah was standing there in the Temple beside the incense altar and was holding an incense burner. He became angry with the priests, and immediately a dreaded skin disease broke out on his forehead. NIV 19 Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the LORD’s temple, leprosy broke out on his forehead. GNTA 20 Azariah and the other priests stared at the king's forehead in horror and then forced him to leave the Temple. He hurried to get out, because the Lord had punished him. NIV 20 When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests looked at him, they saw that he had leprosy on his forehead, so they hurried him out. Indeed, he himself was eager to leave, because the LORD had afflicted him. GNTA 21 For the rest of his life King Uzziah was ritually unclean because of his disease. Unable to enter the Temple again, he lived in his own house, relieved of all duties, while his son Jotham governed the country. NIV 21 King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house —leprous, and banned from the temple of the LORD. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land. GNTA 22 The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz recorded all the other things that King Uzziah did during his reign. NIV 22 The other events of Uzziah’s reign, from beginning to end, are recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. GNTA 23 Uzziah died and was buried in the royal burial ground, but because of his disease he was not buried in the royal tombs. His son Jotham succeeded him as king. NIV 23 Uzziah rested with his ancestors and was buried near them in a cemetery that belonged to the kings, for people said, “He had leprosy.” And Jotham his son succeeded him as king.

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