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2 Chronicles 27 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Jotham Rules in 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 was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:2 - Jotham did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done, except that Jotham did not sin by entering the Temple of the LORD. But the people continued in their corrupt ways.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:3 - Jotham rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the LORD. He also did extensive rebuilding on the wall at the hill of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:4 - He built towns in the hill country of Judah and constructed fortresses and towers in the wooded areas.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:5 - Jotham went to war against the Ammonites and conquered them. Over the next three years he received from them an annual tribute of 7,500 pounds[fn] of silver, 50,000 bushels of wheat, and 50,000 bushels of barley.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:6 - King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:7 - The rest of the events of Jotham’s reign, including all his wars and other activities, are recorded 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 - When Jotham died, he was buried in the City of David. And his son Ahaz became the next king.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew 100 talents [3,400 kilograms].
Hebrew 10,000 cors [1,820 kiloliters] of wheat, and 10,000 cors of barley.

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