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2 Chronicles 27 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Jotham King of Judah

27 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he ruled in Jerusalem for sixteen years. His mother’s name was Jerushah daughter of Zadok.

He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord in everything, as his father Uzziah had done, but he did not go into the temple of the Lord as Uzziah had done. The people, however, still followed corrupt practices.

He built the upper gate of the House of the Lord. He also carried out extensive construction work on the wall of Ophel. He also built cities in the hill country of Judah. On the wooded hills he built forts and towers.

He waged war against the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. That year the Ammonites gave him one hundred talents of silver, sixty thousand bushels[a] of wheat, and sixty thousand bushels of barley. The Ammonites paid him this amount also in the second and third years.

Jotham became powerful because he aligned his ways with the ways of the Lord his God.

You can find the rest of the acts of Jotham and all his wars and his ways written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.

He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he ruled in Jerusalem for sixteen years.

Jotham rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David. His son Ahaz ruled as king in his place.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Chronicles 27:5 Literally ten thousand cors
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