2 Chronicles 27

Jotham king of Judah

1Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. 2He did what was right in the eyes of the  Lord, just as his father Uzziah had done, but unlike him he did not enter the temple of the  Lord. The people, however, continued their corrupt practices. 3Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the  Lord and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel. 4He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.

5Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talents
That is, about 3.4 metric tons
of silver, ten thousand cors
That is, probably about 1,600 metric tons of wheat
of wheat and ten thousand cors
That is, probably about 1,350 metric tons of barley
of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.

6Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the  Lord his God.

7The other events in Jotham’s reign, including all his wars and the other things he did, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. 8He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years. 9Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.

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