27 Jotham was twenty-five years old at his accession to the throne, and he reigned sixteen years at Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Jerushah the daughter of Sadok. 2 And he did what Jehovah approved, just as his father ʽUzzijah had; only he did not go into Jehovah’s temple, and the people still acted viciously. 3 He built the upper gate of Jehovah’s house, and did much building on the wall of the castle ridge, 4 and fortified cities in the highland of Judah, and built fortresses and towers on the peaks. 5 And he made war with the king of the Bene-ʽAmmon and mastered them; and the Bene-ʽAmmon gave him in that year a hundred hundredweight of silver and a million bushels of wheat and a million of barley; this indemnity the Bene-ʽAmmon paid him; and in the second year and the third. 6 And Jotham consolidated his power, because he set his courses in order before his God Jehovah. 7 * And as to the rest of the history of Jotham, and all his wars and his courses, they are recorded in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. 8 He was twenty-five years old at his accession, and reigned sixteen years at Jerusalem. 9 And Jotham went to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in David’s City; and his son Ahaz succeeded him.
^ 27:7 Var. and the war, and his courses