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27:1 Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.
27:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD. And the people did yet corruptly.
27:3 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
27:4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.
27:5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.
27:6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
27:7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
27:8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
27:9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

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Everything King James Bible:2 Chronicles
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
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Book: 2 Chronicles
Chapter: 27

Jotham's reign in Judah.
- The people did corruptly. Perhaps Jotham was wanting towards
the reformation of the land. Men may be very good, and yet not
have courage and zeal to do what they might. It certainly casts
blame upon the people. Jotham prospered, and became mighty. The
more stedfast we are in religion, the more mighty we are, both
to resist evil, and to do good. The Lord often removes Wise and
pious rulers, and sends others, whose follies and vices punish a
people that valued not their mercies.

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