27 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he ruled sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. 2 Jotham did what the Lord said was right, just as his father Uzziah had done. But Jotham did not enter the Temple of the Lord to burn incense as his father had. But the people continued doing wrong. 3 Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the Temple of the Lord, and he added greatly to the wall at Ophel. 4 He also built towns in the hill country of Judah, as well as walled cities and towers in the forests.
5 Jotham also fought the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. So each year for three years they gave Jotham about seventy-five hundred pounds of silver, about sixty-two thousand bushels of wheat, and about sixty-two thousand bushels of barley. 6 Jotham became powerful, because he always obeyed the Lord his God.
7 The other things Jotham did while he was king and all his wars are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. 8 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he ruled sixteen years in Jerusalem. 9 Jotham died and was buried in Jerusalem, the city of David. Then Jotham’s son Ahaz became king in his place.
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