2 Chronicles Chapter 27 |
1Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; his mother’s name was Jerushah daughter of Zadok. 2He did what was pleasing to the Lord just as his father Uzziah had done, but he did not enter the Temple of the Lord; however, the people still acted corruptly. 3It was he who built the Upper Gate of the House of the Lord; he also built extensively on the wall of Ophel. 4He built towns in the hill country of Judah, and in the woods he built fortresses and towers. 5Moreover, he fought with the king of the Ammonites and overcame them; the Ammonites gave him that year 100 talents of silver and 10,000 kor of wheat and another 10,000 of barley; that is what the Ammonites paid him, and kewise] in the second and third years. 6Jotham was strong because he maintained a faithful course before the Lord his God.
7The other events of Jotham’s reign, and all his battles and his conduct, are recorded in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. 8He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. 9Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David; his son Ahaz succeeded him as king.