1Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he
reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name was Jerushah the
daughter of Zadok.
2He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh,
according to all that his father Uzziah had done: however he didn’t enter
into the temple of Yahweh. The people did yet corruptly.
3He built the
upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
4Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the
forests he built castles and towers.
5He fought also with the king of the
children of Ammon, and prevailed against them. The children of Ammon gave him
the same year one hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of
wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon render
to him, in the second year also, and in the third.
6So Jotham became
mighty, because he ordered his ways before Yahweh his God.
7Now the rest
of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, behold, they are
written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
8He was five and
twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in
9Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the
city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his place.