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2 Chronicles 26 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Uzziah Reigns over Judah

(2Ki 14:21, 22; 15:1–3 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:1 -

And all the people of Judah took [fn]Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:2 - He built Eloth and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:3 - Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was [fn]Jechiliah of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:4 - And he did what was right in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:5 - And he continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding [fn]through the vision of God; and [fn]as long as he sought Yahweh, God made him succeed.

Uzziah’s Fame Spreads Afar

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 -

Then he went out and fought 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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:7 - And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the Meunites.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:8 - The Ammonites also gave tribute to Uzziah, and his [fn]fame extended to the border of Egypt, for he became very strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:9 - Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the corner buttress and strengthened them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:10 - He also built towers in the wilderness and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the [fn]Shephelah and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:11 - Moreover, Uzziah had a military force which could wage war, which went out for military duty by divisions according to the number of their muster, prepared by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king’s officials.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:12 - The total number of the heads of the [fn]households, of mighty men of valor, was 2,600.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:13 - And under their hand was a [fn]mighty army of 307,500, who could wage war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:14 - Moreover, Uzziah prepared [fn]for all the army shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows, and stones for sling.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - In Jerusalem he also made devices of war devised by skillful designers to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his [fn]fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.

Uzziah’s Pride

(2Ki 15:4–7 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:16 -

But when he became strong, his heart was so [fn]proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to Yahweh his God. And he entered the temple of Yahweh to burn incense on the altar of incense.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:17 - Then Azariah the priest entered after him and with him eighty priests of Yahweh, men of valor.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:18 - And they stood against Uzziah the king and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to Yahweh, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are set apart as holy to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful and will have no honor from Yahweh God.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:19 - But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests, the leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of Yahweh, beside the altar of incense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - And 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 Yahweh had smitten him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:21 - So King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death; and he lived in a separate house, being a leper, for he was cut off from the house of Yahweh. And Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:22 -

Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first to last, the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, has written.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:23 - So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers 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.
LSB Footnotes
In 2 Kin 14:21, Azariah
In 2 Kin 15:2, Jecoliah
Many mss in the fear of God
Lit in the days of his seeking
Lit name went to the entering of Egypt
Or lowland
Lit fathers
Lit powerful
Lit for them, for all
Lit name
Lit lifted up

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