Jotham becomes the king of Judah
32 Uzziah's son Jotham became the king of Judah when Remaliah's son Pekah had been king of Israel for two years. 33 Jotham was 25 years old when he became king. He ruled Judah as king in Jerusalem for 16 years. His mother's name was Jerusha. She was Zadok's daughter. 34 Jotham did things that the Lord said were good, as his father Uzziah had done. 35 But he did not remove the altars on the hills. The people continued to offer sacrifices and to burn incense on those altars. Jotham built the Higher Gate of the Lord's temple.
36 The other things that happened while Jotham was king are written in a book. The book is called ‘The history of Judah's kings’. It tells about the things that Jotham did. 37 While Jotham was king, the Lord began to send King Rezin of Syria and Remaliah's son Pekah to attack Judah. 38 Jotham died and they buried him beside his ancestors in the City of David, who was his ancestor. His son Ahaz became king after him.