New International Version - UK

2 Chronicles 27

Jotham king of Judah

1Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Uzziah had done, but unlike him he did not enter the temple of the Lord. The people, however, continued their corrupt practices. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the Lord and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel. He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.

Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talents[a] of silver, ten thousand cors[b] of wheat and ten thousand cors[c] of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.

Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord his God.

The other events in Jotham’s reign, including all his wars and the other things he did, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years. Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Chronicles 27:5 That is, about 3.4 metric tons
  2. 2 Chronicles 27:5 That is, probably about 1,600 metric tons of wheat
  3. 2 Chronicles 27:5 That is, probably about 1,350 metric tons of barley

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Anden Krønikebog 27

Kong Jotam af Juda

1Jotam var 25 år, da han blev konge, og han regerede i Jerusalem i 16 år. Hans mor hed Jerusha, en datter af Zadok. Han gjorde, hvad der var ret i Herrens øjne, som hans far Uzzija havde gjort—og han dristede sig ikke til at gå ind i Herrens tempel. Alligevel fremturede folket i deres ugudelighed.

Jotam byggede nordporten i Herrens tempel, og han genopbyggede bymuren ved Ofelhøjen, hvor templet lå. Desuden byggede han flere byer i Judas bjergland, og han byggede fæstninger og udkigstårne i skovene. Han førte krig mod ammonitterne og besejrede dem. I de følgende tre år måtte de svare ham en årlig skat på 3,5 tons sølv, 10.000 sække hvede og 10.000 sække byg.[a] Jotam blev således en magtfuld konge, for han adlød omhyggeligt Herren, sin Gud.

Resten af Jotams liv og virke og hans krige med andre konger er beskrevet i Israels og Judas kongers krønikebog. Som sagt var han 25 år, da han blev konge, og han regerede i Jerusalem i 16 år. Da han døde, blev han begravet i Davidsbyen. Hans søn Ahaz blev konge efter ham.

Notas al pie

  1. 27,5 På hebraisk: 100 talenter sølv og 10.000 kor. Se noten til 2,9.