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2 Chronicles 26

Uzziah succeeding, and reigning well in the days of Zechariah, prospereth.

2 Chronicles 26:1 Then all the people of Iudah tooke Vzziah, which was sixteene yeere olde, and made him King in the steade of his father Amaziah. 2 Chronicles 26:2 He buylt Eloth, and restored it to Iudah after that the King slept with his fathers. 2 Chronicles 26:3 Sixteene yeere olde was Vzziah, when he began to reigne, & he reigned two and fiftie yere in Ierusalem, and his mothers name was Iecoliah of Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 26:4 And hee did vprightly in the sight of the Lord, according to al that his father Amaziah did. 2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the dayes of Zechariah (which vnderstoode the visions of God) and when as he sought the Lorde, God made him to prosper. 2 Chronicles 26:6 For he went forth and fought against the Philistims & brake downe the wall of Gath, and the wall of Iabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities in Ashdod, and among the Philistims. 2 Chronicles 26:7 And God helped him against ye Philistims, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur-baal and Hammeunim. 2 Chronicles 26:8 And the Ammonites gaue gifts to Vzziah, & his name spred to the entring in of Egypt: for he did most valiantly. 2 Chronicles 26:9 Moreouer Vzziah buylt towres in Ierusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning, and made them strong. 2 Chronicles 26:10 And he built towres in the wildernesse, & digged many cisternes: for he had much cattell both in the valleyes and playnes, plowmen, and dressers of vines in the mountaines, and in Carmel: for he loued husbandrie. 2 Chronicles 26:11 Vzziah had also an hoste of fighting men that went out to warre by bandes, according to the count of their nomber vnder the hande of Ieiel the Scribe, and Maaseiah the ruler, and vnder the hand of Hananiah, one of the Kings captaines. 2 Chronicles 26:12 The whole nomber of the chiefe of the families of the valiant men were two thousande and sixe hundreth. 2 Chronicles 26:13 And vnder their hande was the armie for warre, three hundreth and seuen thousand, & fiue hundreth that fought valiantly to helpe the King against the enemie. 2 Chronicles 26:14 And Vzziah prepared them throughout all the hoste, shieldes, and speares, and helmets, and brigandines, and bowes, and stones to sling. 2 Chronicles 26:15 He made also very artificial engins in Ierusalem, to be vpon the towres and vpon the corners, to shoote arrowes and great stones: and his name spred farre abroade, because God did helpe him marueilously, till he was mightie.

Waxing proud, he invadeth the priest's office, and is smitten with leprosy.

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lift vp to his destruction: for he trasgressed against the Lord his God, & went into the Temple of the Lord to burne incense vpon the altar of incense. 2 Chronicles 26:17 And Azariah the Priest went in after him, and with him foure score Priests of the Lord, valiant men. 2 Chronicles 26:18 And they withstoode Vzziah the King, & said vnto him, It perteineth not to thee, Vzziah, to burne incense vnto the Lord, but to the Priests the sonnes of Aaron, that are consecrated for to offer incense: goe forth of the Sanctuarie: for thou hast transgressed, and thou shalt haue none honour of the Lord God. 2 Chronicles 26:19 Then Vzziah was wroth, and had incense in his hand to burne it: and while he was wroth with the Priestes, the leprosie rose vp in his forehead before the Priestes in the house of the Lord beside the incense altar. 2 Chronicles 26:20 And wen Azariah the chiefe Priest with al the Priestes looked vpon him, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, & they caused him hastily to depart thence: and he was euen compelled to go out, because the Lord had smitten him. 2 Chronicles 26:21 And Vzziah the king was a leper vnto the day of his death, & dwelt as a leper in an house apart, because he was cut off from the house of ye Lord: and Iotham his sonne ruled ouer the Kings house, and iudged the peple of the land.

He dieth, and Jotham succeeds him.

2 Chronicles 26:22 Concerning the rest of the acts of Vzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the Prophet the sonne of Amoz write. 2 Chronicles 26:23 So Vzziah slept with his fathers, and they buryed him with his fathers in the fielde of the burial, which perteined to the kings: for they said, He is a leper; Iotham his sonne reigned in his steade.

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