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2 Chronicles 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jotham King of Judah

(2Ki 15:32–38 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:1 - Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:2 - He 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:3 - Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the LORD and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:4 - He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:5 - Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talents[fn] of silver, ten thousand cors[fn] of wheat and ten thousand cors[fn] of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:6 - Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:7 - The 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:8 - He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:9 - Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.
NIV Footnotes
That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
That is, probably about 1,800 tons or about 1,600 metric tons of wheat
That is, probably about 1,500 tons or about 1,350 metric tons of barley

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