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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

2 Chronicles 27:1-9

27  Twenty-five years old was Jo′tham+ when he began to reign, and for sixteen years he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Je·ru′shah+ the daughter of Za′dok.  And he kept doing what was right in Jehovah’s eyes,+ according to all that Uz·zi′ah* his father had done.+ Only he did not invade the temple of Jehovah.+ However, the people were yet acting ruinously.+  He himself built the upper gate+ of Jehovah’s house, and on the wall of O′phel+ he did a great deal of building.  And cities+ he built in the mountainous region of Judah,+ and in the woodlands+ he built fortified places+ and towers.+  And he himself warred against the king of the sons of Am′mon+ and eventually proved stronger than they were, so that the sons of Am′mon gave him in that year a hundred silver talents* and ten thousand cor*+ measures of wheat+ and ten thousand of barley.+ This was what the sons of Am′mon paid to him, also in the second year and the third.+  So Jo′tham kept strengthening himself, for he prepared his ways before Jehovah his God.+  As for the rest of the affairs of Jo′tham+ and all his wars and his ways, there they are written in the Book+ of the Kings of Israel and of Judah.  Twenty-five years old he happened to be when he began to reign, and for sixteen years he reigned in Jerusalem.+  Finally Jo′tham lay down with his forefathers,+ and they buried him in the City of David.+ And A′haz+ his son began to reign in place of him.

Footnotes

See 26:1 ftn.
See App 8A.
A cor equaled 220 L (200 dry qt).