The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 26:16–20

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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.