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2nd Chronicles chapter 26

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Uziyahu Ben Amatzyah reign @16 for 52 years; Yashar

died as leper

Mother: Yekolyahu

2 Kings 14:21,22; 15:1-3

26:1 Then all the people of Yehudah took Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ), who [was] 16 years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amatzyah.

26:2 He built Eilat, and restored it to Yehudah, after that the king slept with avotav.

26:3 16 years old [was] Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) when he began to reign, and he reigned 52 years in Yerushalayim. His mother's name also [was] Yekolyahu (יכליהוּ  ) of Yerushalayim.

26:4 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of YHWH (יהוה), according to all that his father Amatzyah did.

26:5 And he sought Elohim (אלהים) in the days of Zekharyahu, who had understanding in the visions of Elohim (אלהים): and as long as he sought YHWH (יהוה), Elohim (אלהים) made him to prosper.

26:6 And he went forth and warred against the Pelishtim, and brake down the wall of Gat, and the wall of Yavneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Pelishtim.

26:7 And Elohim (אלהים) helped him against the Pelishtim, and against the Aravim (Arabians) that dwelt in Gur-ba'al, and the Me'unim.

26:8 And the Amonim gave gifts to Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ): and his name spread abroad [even] to the entering in of Mitzrayim; for he strengthened [himself] exceedingly.

26:9 Moreover Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) built towers in Yerushalayim at the corner Sha'ar, and at the valley Sha'ar, and at the turning [of the wall], and fortified them.

26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen [also], and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

26:11 Moreover Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) had an army of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Ye'i'el the Sofer (scribe) and Ma’aseiyahu (מעשׂיה) the ruler, under the hand of Chananyahu, [one] of the king's officials.

26:12 The whole number of the chief of the avot of the mighty men of valour [were] two thousand and six hundred.

26:13 And under their hand [was] an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.

26:14 And Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings [to cast] stones.

26:15 And he made in Yerushalayim engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.

26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to [his] destruction: for he transgressed against YHWH (יהוה) Elohav, and went into the temple of YHWH (יהוה) to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

26:17 And Azaryah ha Kohen went in after him, and with him fourscore Kohanim of YHWH (יהוה), [that were] valiant men:

26:18 And they withstood Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) the king, and said unto him, [It appertaineth] not unto thee, Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ), to burn incense unto YHWH (יהוה), but to the Kohanim the Banim Aharon, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither [shall it be] for thine honour from YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים).

26:19 Then Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) was wroth, and [had] a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the Kohanim, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the Kohanim in Beit YHWH (יהוה), from beside the incense altar.

26:20 And Azaryah the Kohen ha Rosh, and all the Kohanim, looked upon him, and, Hinnei, he [was] leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because YHWH (יהוה) had smitten him.

26:21 And Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, [being] a leper; for he was cut off from Beit YHWH (יהוה): and Yotam (יותם) his son [was] over the king's house, judging the people of the land.

26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ), first and last, did Isayah ha Navi, Ben Amoz, write.

26:23 So Uziyahu (עזּיּהוּ  ) slept with avotav, and they buried him with avotav in the field of the burial which [belonged] to the kings; for they said, He [is] a leper: and Yotam (יותם) his son reigned in his stead.

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