2 Chronicles 26

CHAPTER 26

Uzziah Reigns in Judah

And [6took 1all 2the 3people 4of the 5land] Uzziah, and he was a son sixteen years old, and they gave him reign in place of his father Amaziah. He built Eloth; he returned it to Judah after [3slept 1the 2king] with his fathers. [2was a son 3being sixteen 4years old 1Uzziah] in his taking reign. And fifty and two years he reigned in Jerusalem. And the name of his mother was Jecoliah, from Jerusalem. And he did upright before the  lord, according to all as much as [3did 1Amaziah 2his father]. And he was seeking after the  lord in the days of Zechariah, the one perceiving in a vision of God. And in the days in which he sought after the  lord, [3prospered 4him 1the  lord 2God].

Judah Wars Against the Philistines

And he went forth and waged war against the Philistines, and tore down the walls of Gath, and the walls of Jabneh, and the walls of Ashdod. And he built cities in Ashdod, and among the Philistines. And [2strengthened 3him 1the  lord] against the Philistines, and against the Arabians, the ones dwelling upon the rock, and against the Mehunim. And [3gave 1the 2Mehunim] gifts to Uzziah. And [2was 1his name] famous unto the entrance of Egypt, for he strengthened himself even higher. And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem, both at the gate of the corner, and at the gate of the ravine, and at the corners; and he strengthened them. 10 And he built towers in the wilderness, and quarried [2wells 1many]; for [2cattle 1much] existed to him in Sephela and in the plain -- farmers and vine dressers in the mountains and in Carmel; for he was fond of husbandry. 11 And there existed to Uzziah a force to make war, and for going forth into battle array. And the count of the numbering of them was through the hand of Jeiel the scribe, and Maaseiah the judge, and through the hand of Hananiah, the substitute for the king. 12 All the number of the rulers of the families of the mighty ones for war -- two thousand six hundred. 13 And with them a force for warfare -- three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred. These are the ones preparing for war in a force of strength, to help the king over the opponents. 14 And [2made preparations 3for them 1Uzziah], giving to all the force shields, and spears, and helmets, and chest plates, and bows, and slings for stones. 15 And he made in Jerusalem machines being constructed for devices to be upon the towers, and upon the corners, to throw arrows and [2stones 1great]. And [3was heard about 2apparatus 1their] unto a distance, for he was wonderfully helped until of which time he grew strong.

King Uzziah's Leprosy

16 And as he grew strong [2was raised up 1his heart] to corrupt. And he transgressed against the  lord his God, and he entered into the temple of the  lord to burn incense upon the altar of the of incenses. 17 And [4entered 5after 6him 1Azariah 2the 3priest], and with him eighty priests of the  lord -- sons of power. 18 And they stood by against Uzziah the king, and they said to him, It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the  lord, but only to the priests, to the sons of Aaron, to the ones having been sanctified to burn incense. Go forth from the sanctuary! for you departed from the  lord, for [2will not 3be 4to you 1this] for glory from the  lord God. 19 And Uzziah was enraged. And in his hand was the incense pan to burn incense in the temple. And in his being enraged against the priests, that leprosy rose on his forehead before the priests in the house of the  lord upon the altar of the incenses. 20 And [5turned 6unto 7him 1Azariah 2the 4priest 3foremost], and the priests, and behold, he was leprous in the forehead. And they hastened him from there, for even he himself hastened to come forth, for [3reproved 4him 1the 2  lord]. 21 And Uzziah the king was leprous until the day of his decease. And [2in 3a house 4for the sick 1he settled], being leprous, for he was severed from the house of the  lord. And Jotham his son was over his kingdom, to judge the people of the land. 22 And the rest of the words of Uzziah, the first and the last, are written by Isaiah son of Amoz the prophet. 23 And Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they entombed him with his fathers in the field of the burial place of the kings, for they said, He is leprous. And [3reigned 1Jotham 2his son] instead of him.
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