The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 26:1–23

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And all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

Then all the people of the land took Ozias, and he was sixteen years old, and they made him king in the room of his father Amasias.

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He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

He built up Eloth, and he restored it to the dominion of Judah. After this, the king slept with his fathers.

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Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.

Ozias began to reign at the age of sixteen years, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name was Jechelia of Jerusalem.

Uzziah was sixteen years old when he had begun to reign. And he reigned for fifty-two years in Jerusalem. The name of his mother was Jecoliah, from Jerusalem.

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And he did that, which was right in the eyes of YHWH, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.

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And he set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the vision of God; and as long as he sought YHWH, God made him to prosper.

And he sought the Lord in the days of Zacharias, who understood the fear of the Lord; and in his days he sought the Lord, and the Lord prospered him.

And he prayed before the LORD in the days of Zechariah, who taught him in the worship of the LORD, and the LORD prospered all his ways.

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And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the country of Ashdod, and among the Philistines.

Indeed, he went out and fought against the Philistines. And he destroyed the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod. Also, he built towns in Ashdod, and among the Philistines.

And he went forth and made war against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Gaza and the wall of Ashdod.

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And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur-baal, and the Meunim.

And the Lord strengthened him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt on the rock, and against the Minaeans.

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And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah; and his name spread abroad even to the entrance of Egypt; for he waxed exceeding strong.

And the Ammonites weighed out gifts to Uzziah. And his name became widely known, even to the entrance of Egypt, because of his frequent victories.

And his fame spread as far as the land of Egypt; for he continued to fight.

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Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the Turning, and fortified them.

And Ozias built towers in Jerusalem, both at the gate of the corners, and at the valley gate, and at the corners and he fortified them.

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10  And be built towers in the wilderness, and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle; in the Lowland also, and in the table-land; and he had husbandmen and vinedressers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved husbandry.

11  Moreover Uzziah had an army of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their reckoning made by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.

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12  The whole number of the heads of fathers' houses, even the mighty men of valour, was two thousand and six hundred.

12  And the entire number of the leaders, by the families of strong men, was two thousand six hundred.

12  And the others who dwelt in the open country were three hundred thousand; and the men who were girded with sword were seven thousand and five hundred,

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13  And under their hand was a trained army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.

13  Who stood up every day guarding the king.

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14  And Uzziah prepared for them, even for all the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and coats of mail, and bows, and stones for slinging.

14  And Ozias prepared for them, even for all the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and breastplates, and bows, and slings for stones.

14  Also, Uzziah prepared for them, that is, for the entire army, shields, and spears, and helmets, and breastplates, and bows, as well as slings for the casting of stones.

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15  And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skilful men, to be on the towers and upon the corners, wherewith to shoot arrows and great stones. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.

15  And in Jerusalem, he made various kinds of machines, which he placed in the towers, and at the corners of the walls, so as to shoot arrows and large stones. And his name went forth to far away places, for the Lord was helping him and had strengthened him.

15  And his fame spread throughout all the lands, until he became very rich.

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16  But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up so that he did corruptly, and he trespassed against YHWH his God; for he went into the temple of the YHWH to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

16  But when he had become strong, his heart was lifted up, even to his own destruction. And he neglected the Lord his God. And entering into the temple of the Lord, he intended to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

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17  And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of YHWH, that were valiant men;

17  And there went in after him Azarias the priest, and with him eighty priests of the Lord, mighty men.

17  And entering immediately after him, Azariah the priest, and with him eighty priests of the Lord, very valiant men,

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18  and they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him: 'It pertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto YHWH, but to the priests the sons of Aaron that are consecrated it pertaineth to burn incense; go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thy honour from the YHWH God.'

18  withstood the king, and they said: “It is not your office, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord; rather, it is the office of the priests, that is, of the sons of Aaron, who have been consecrated for this same ministry. Depart from the sanctuary, otherwise you will be in contempt. For this act will not be reputed to you for your glory by the Lord God.”

18  It is not your place, O king, nor have you the right to burn incense upon the altar.

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19  Then Uzziah was wroth; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy broke forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of YHWH, beside the altar of incense.

19  Then immediately King Uzziah's anger kindled against the priests, and he commanded to put them out of the sanctuary; and in that hour the leprosy went forth out of the sanctuary and fell on the forehead of King Uzziah as he entered to burn incense in the house of the LORD.

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20  And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out quickly from thence; yea, himself made haste also to go out, because YHWH had smitten him.

20  And when the high priest Azariah, and all the rest of the priests, had gazed upon him, they saw the leprosy on his forehead, and they hurried to expel him. Then too, he himself, becoming terrified, rushed to depart, because immediately he had become aware of the wound of the Lord.

21  And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a house set apart, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of YHWH; and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.

21  And so, king Uzziah was a leper, even until the day of his death. And he lived in a separate house, being full of leprosy, because of which he had been ejected from the house of the Lord. Then Jotham, his son, directed the house of the king, and he was judging the people of the land.

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22  Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.

22  And the rest of the acts of Ozias, the first and the last, are written by Jessias the prophet.

22  But the rest of the words of Uzziah, the first and the last, were written by the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz.

23  So Uzziah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the field of burial which belonged to the kings; for they said: 'He is a leper'; and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

23  And Ozias slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial place of the kings, for they said, He is a leper; and Joatham his son reigned in his stead.

23  And Uzziah slept with his fathers. And they buried him in the field of the royal sepulchers, because he was a leper. And Jotham, his son, reigned in his place.