2 Chronicles 26

Uzziah Succeeds Amaziah in Judah

And all the people of Judah took
In 2 Kin 14:21, Azariah
Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.
He built Eloth and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers. Uzziah was b sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was
In 2 Kin 15:2, Jecoliah
Jechiliah of Jerusalem.
He did right in the sight of the  Lord according to all that his father Amaziah had done. d He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah e who had understanding
Many mss read in the fear of God
through the vision of God; and
Lit in the days of his seeking
h as long as he sought the  Lord, God prospered him.

Uzziah Succeeds in War

Now he went out and i warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the area of Ashdod and among the Philistines. j God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the Meunites. The Ammonites also gave k tribute to Uzziah, and his
Lit name went to the entering of Egypt
fame extended to the border of Egypt, for he became very strong.
Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at m the Corner Gate and at the n Valley Gate and at the corner buttress and fortified them. 10 He built towers in the wilderness and o hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the
Heb shephelah
lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.
11 Moreover, Uzziah had an army ready for battle, which
Lit goes out to
entered combat by divisions according to the number of their muster
Lit by the hand of
prepared by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the official, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king’s officers.
12 The total number of the heads of the
Lit fathers
households, of valiant warriors, was 2,600.
13 Under their direction was an
Lit powerful
elite army of u  => 307,500, who could wage war with great power, to help the king against the enemy.
14 Moreover, Uzziah prepared
Lit for them, for all
for all the army shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows and sling stones.
15 In Jerusalem he made engines of war invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his
Lit name
fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.

Pride Is Uzziah’s Undoing

16 But x when he became strong, his heart was so
Lit lifted up
proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the  Lord his God, for z he entered the temple of the  Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.
17 Then aa Azariah the priest entered after him and with him eighty priests of the  Lord, valiant men. 18  ab They opposed Uzziah the king and said to him, ac It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the  Lord ad but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful and will have no honor from the  Lord God.” 19 But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests ae the leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the  Lord, beside the altar of incense. 20 Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead; and they hurried him out of there, and he himself also hastened to get out because the  Lord had smitten him. 21  af King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death; and he lived in ag a separate house, being a leper, for he was cut off from the house of the  Lord. And Jotham his son was over the king’s house judging the people of the land.

22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first to last, the prophet ah Isaiah, the son of Amoz, has written. 23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers ai in the field of the grave which belonged to the kings, for they said, “He is a leper.” And Jotham his son became king in his place.
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