2 Chronicles 27 Living Bible (TLB)
27 Jotham was twenty-five years old at the time he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother was Jerushah, daughter of Zadok. 2 He followed the generally good example of his father, Uzziah—who had, however, sinned by invading the Temple—but even so his people became very corrupt.
3 He built the Upper Gate of the Temple and also did extensive rebuilding of the walls on the hill where the Temple was situated. 4 And he built cities in the hill country of Judah and erected fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.
5 His war against the Ammonites was successful so that for the next three years he received from them an annual tribute of $200,000 in silver, 10,000 sacks of wheat, and 10,000 sacks of barley. 6 King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to follow the path of the Lord his God.
7 The remainder of his history, including his wars and other activities, is written in The Annals of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 8 In summary, then, he was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. 9 When he died, he was buried in Jerusalem, and his son Ahaz became the new king.