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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 Iuda toke Uzzia, which was sixteene yeres olde, & made him king in the roome of his father Amaziahu. 2 Chronicles 26:2 And he built Eloth, and brought it againe to Iuda, after that the king was layde to sleepe with his fathers. 2 Chronicles 26:3 Sixteene yeres olde was Uzzia when he began to raigne, and he raigned fiftie and two yeres in Hierusalem: His mothers name also was Iecholia, of Hierusalem. 2 Chronicles 26:4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lorde, according to all as did his father Amaziahu. 2 Chronicles 26:5 And [it came to passe that] he sought God in the dayes of Zachariahu, who had vnderstanding in the visions of God: And as long as he sought the Lorde, God made him to prosper. 2 Chronicles 26:6 And he went to battaile against the Philistines, and brake downe the wall of Geth, and the wall of Iabne, and the wall of Asdod, & built cities about Asdod and among the Philistines. 2 Chronicles 26:7 And God holpe him against the Philistines and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur baal and Hamehunim. 2 Chronicles 26:8 And the Ammonites gaue tribute to Uzzia, & his name spread abrode euen to the entring in of Egypt: for he played the man exceedingly. 2 Chronicles 26:9 Moreouer, Uzzia built towres in Hierusalem by the corner gate, and by the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and made them strong. 2 Chronicles 26:10 And he built towres in the wildernesse, and digged many welles: For he had much cattaile in the valleyes & playnes, plowmen and vinedressers in the mountaines and in Charmel: for he loued husbandry. 2 Chronicles 26:11 And Uzzia had an hoast of fighting men, that went out to warre in the armie, according to the number of their office, vnder the hande of Ieiel the scribe, and Maasiahu the ruler, and vnder the hand of Hananiahu, which was one of the kinges lordes. 2 Chronicles 26:12 And the whole number of the auncient fathers and of the men of might, were two thousand and sixe hundred. 2 Chronicles 26:13 And vnder the hand of them was the armie of the men of warre, euen three hundred and seuen thousand, and fiue hundred that made warre with the power of an armie, helping the king against the enemies. 2 Chronicles 26:14 And Uzzia prouided them throughout all the hoast, shieldes, speares, helmets, haberginnes, bowes, and slinges for to cast stones. 2 Chronicles 26:15 And he made subtyll engins in Hierusalem, which he inuented and layed on the towres and corners, to shoote arrowes and great stones withall: And his name spread farre abrode, because he had prepared to him selfe marueylous strength.

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

2 Chronicles 26:16 But in his strength his heart arose to his destruction: For he transgressed against the Lorde his God, and went into the temple of the Lorde to burne incense vpon the aulter of incense. 2 Chronicles 26:17 And Azariahu the priest went in after him, and with him fourescore priestes of the Lorde, that were valiaunt men: 2 Chronicles 26:18 And they stoode by Uzzia the king, and saide vnto him: It parteyneth not to thee Uzzia to burne incense vnto the Lorde, but to the priestes the children of Aaron, that are consecrated for to offer incense: Come therfore out of the sanctuary, for thou hast trespassed, and it is no worship to thee before the Lorde God. 2 Chronicles 26:19 And Uzzia was wroth, & had incense in his hande to burne it, and so while he had indignation against the priestes, the leprosie sprang in his forehead before the priestes in the house of the Lorde, euen beside the incense aulter. 2 Chronicles 26:20 And Azariahu the chiefe priest, with al the other priestes, loked vpon him, and beholde he was become a leaper in his forehead, and they vexed him thence: and he was fayne to go out, because the Lorde had smytten him. 2 Chronicles 26:21 And Uzzia the king continued a leper vnto the day of his death, & dwelt seuerall in an house being a leper and shut out of the house of the Lorde: and Iotham his sonne had the gouernauce of the kinges house, and iudged the people of the lande.

He dieth, and Jotham succeeds him.

2 Chronicles 26:22 The rest of the actes of Uzzia first and last, did Isai the prophete the sonne of Amos write. 2 Chronicles 26:23 And so Uzzia slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the fielde of the buriall which was beside the sepulchres of the kinges: for they saide, he is a leper: And Iotham his sonne raigned in his steade.

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