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2 Chronicles 26 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:1 - All the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in his father Amaziah's place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:2 - Uzziah built up Elat and restored it to Judah after King Amaziah had passed away.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:3 - Uzziah was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecholiah, who was from Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:4 - He did what the LORD approved, just as his father Amaziah had done.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:5 - He followed God during the lifetime of Zechariah, who taught him how to honor God. As long as he followed the LORD, God caused him to succeed.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 - Uzziah attacked the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh, and Ashdod. He built cities in the region of Ashdod and throughout Philistine territory.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:7 - God helped him in his campaigns against the Philistines, the Arabs living in Gur Baal, and the Meunites.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:8 - The Ammonites paid tribute to Uzziah and his fame reached the border of Egypt, for he grew in power.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:9 - Uzziah built and fortified towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, Valley Gate, and at the Angle.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:10 - He built towers in the desert and dug many cisterns, for he owned many herds in the lowlands and on the plain. He had workers in the fields and vineyards in the hills and in Carmel, for he loved agriculture.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:11 - Uzziah had an army of skilled warriors trained for battle. They were organized by divisions according to the muster rolls made by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer under the authority of Hananiah, a royal official.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:12 - The total number of family leaders who led warriors was 2,600.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:13 - They commanded an army of 307,500 skilled and able warriors who were ready to defend the king against his enemies.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:14 - Uzziah supplied shields, spears, helmets, breastplates, bows, and slingstones for the entire army.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - In Jerusalem he made war machines carefully designed to shoot arrows and large stones from the towers and corners of the walls. He became very famous, for he received tremendous support and became powerful.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:16 - But once he became powerful, his pride destroyed him. He disobeyed the LORD his God. He entered the LORD's temple to offer incense on the incense altar.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:17 - Azariah the priest and eighty other brave priests of the LORD followed him in.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:18 - They confronted King Uzziah and said to him, "It is not proper for you, Uzziah, to offer incense to the LORD. That is the responsibility of the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who are consecrated to offer incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have disobeyed and the LORD God will not honor you!"

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:19 - Uzziah, who had an incense censer in his hand, became angry. While he was ranting and raving at the priests, a skin disease appeared on his forehead right there in front of the priests in the LORD's temple near the incense altar.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - When Azariah the high priest and the other priests looked at him, there was a skin disease on his forehead. They hurried him out of there; even the king himself wanted to leave quickly because the LORD had afflicted him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:21 - King Uzziah suffered from a skin disease until the day he died. He lived in separate quarters, afflicted by a skin disease and banned from the LORD's temple. His son Jotham was in charge of the palace and ruled over the people of the land.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:22 - The rest of the events of Uzziah's reign, from start to finish, were recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:23 - Uzziah passed away and was buried near his ancestors in a cemetery belonging to the kings. (This was because he had a skin disease.) His son Jotham replaced him as king.
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