15 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah[a] son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign.2 He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem.3 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done.4 The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
5 The Lord afflicted the king with leprosy[b] until the day he died, and he lived in a separate house.[c] Jotham the king’s son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.
6 As for the other events of Azariah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?7 Azariah rested with his ancestors and was buried near them in the City of David. And Jotham his son succeeded him as king.
2 Kings 15:1Also called Uzziah; also in verses 6, 7, 8, 17, 23 and 27
2 Kings 15:5The Hebrew for leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
2 Kings 15:5Or in a house where he was relieved of responsibilities
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