2 Chronicles 27
New American Standard Bible
Jotham Succeeds Uzziah in Judah
27 (A)Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok. 2 He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah had done; (B)however he did not enter the temple of the Lord. But the people continued acting corruptly. 3 He built the upper gate of the house of the Lord, and he built the wall of (C)Ophel extensively. 4 Moreover, he built (D)cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills. 5 He fought with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed over them so that during that year the Ammonites gave him [a]a hundred talents of silver, [b]ten thousand kors of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. The Ammonites also paid him this amount in the second year and in the third. 6 (E)So Jotham became powerful because he directed his ways before the Lord his God. 7 (F)Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, all his wars and his ways, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 8 He was (G)twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years. 9 And Jotham [c]lay down with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and his son Ahaz became king in his place.