27 Joʹtham+ was 25 years old when he became king, and he reigned for 16 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Je·ruʹshah the daughter of Zaʹdok.+ 2 He kept doing what was right in Jehovah’s eyes, just as his father Uz·ziʹah had done,+ except that he did not invade the temple of Jehovah.+ But the people were still acting ruinously. 3 He built the upper gate of Jehovah’s house,+ and he did much building on the wall of Oʹphel.+ 4 He also built cities+ in the mountainous region of Judah,+ and he built fortified places+ and towers+ in the wooded areas. 5 He waged war against the king of the Amʹmon·ites+ and eventually prevailed against them, so that the Amʹmon·ites gave him in that year 100 silver talents,* 10,000 cor measures* of wheat, and 10,000 of barley. The Amʹmon·ites also paid this to him in the second and third years.+ 6 So Joʹtham kept growing strong, for he established* his ways before Jehovah his God.
7 As for the rest of the history of Joʹtham, all his wars and his ways, it is written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and of Judah.+ 8 He was 25 years old when he became king, and he reigned for 16 years in Jerusalem.+ 9 Then Joʹtham was laid to rest with his forefathers, and they buried him in the City of David.+ And his son Aʹhaz became king in his place.+