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2 Chronicles Chapter 26

1And all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 2He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah after the previous king had lain with his fathers. 3Uzziah was sixteen years old when he started to reign and he reigned in Jerusalem for fifty-two years. And the name of his mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem. 4And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, like everything that Amaziah his father did. 5And he would seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in perceiving God. And in the days when he sought the Lord, God made him prosper. 6And he went out and fought the Philistines, and he breached the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and then he built cities in the Ashdod area and among the Philistines. 7And God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the Meunim. 8Then the Ammonites gave Uzziah tribute money, and his fame spread as far as the approach to Egypt, for he strengthened himself in the extreme. 9And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the Angle, and he fortified them. 10And he built towers in the desert, and he hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle, both in the lowlands and on the plain, and farmers and vine cultivators in the mountains and in Carmel, for he was fond of the land. 11And Uzziah had forces waging war, soldiers going out as a battalion, according to the number from when they were counted by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the superintendent under the authority of Hananiah, one of the king's officials. 12The total number of the paternal heads of the valiant warriors was two thousand six hundred. 13And under their authority was a military force of three hundred and seven thousand five hundred soldiers in a powerful force to uphold the king against the enemy. 14And Uzziah equipped them – the whole army – with shields and spears and helmets and coats of mail and bows and equipment for stone slinging. 15And he had war engines made in Jerusalem, feats of engineering designed by engineers, to be deployed on the towers, and on the corners, to shoot arrows and large stones. And his fame spread far and wide, for he was helped in a wonderful way until he became strong. 16But when he became strong, his heart became haughty to the extent of ruining him, and he acted perversely towards the Lord his God, and he went to the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the incense altar. 17At this Azariah the priest came after him, and with him were priests to the Lord – eighty valiant men. 18And they confronted King Uzziah and said to him, “It is not permitted for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, for it is reserved for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who have been sanctified to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary, for you have acted perversely, and it is not your lot to be for the glory of the Lord God.” 19And Uzziah became enraged while the censer for burning incense was in his hand, and while he was enraged with the priests, leprosy arose on his forehead in the presence of the priests in the house of the Lord, as he stood beside the incense altar. 20And Azariah the head priest and all the priests turned their eyes to him, and what they saw was that he was leprous on his forehead, and they quickly ejected him from there, and he also hastened to get out, for the Lord had struck him. 21So King Uzziah was leprous until the day of his death, and he stayed in the infirmary as a leper, because he was excluded from the house of the Lord, and Jotham his son was in charge of the king's house, judging the people of the land. 22And Isaiah the son of Amoz the prophet wrote the rest of the affairs of Uzziah – the first and the last. 23And Uzziah lay with his fathers, and with his fathers they buried him, in the burial field which is for the kings, for they said, “He was a leper.” And Jotham his son reigned in his place.
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