1Jotham was twenty-five when he became king, and he reigned in for Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother's name was Jerushah, daughter of Zadok.
2He did what was right in the Lord's sight as his father Uzziah had done, and he did not enter the Lord's Temple as his father had. But the people still acted corruptly.
3Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the Lord's Temple, and did extensive building work on the wall at Ophel.
4He built towns in the hill country of Judah, and fortresses and towers in the mountains and forests.
5Jotham fought with the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. The Ammonites gave him every year for three years one hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand cors of wheat and ten thousand of barley.
6Jotham grew powerful because he made sure what he did followed the ways of the Lord his God.
7The rest of what Jotham did, his wars and other events, were written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
8He was twenty-five when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years.
9Jotham died and was buried in the City of David. His son Ahaz took over as king.