1 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok.
2 He did that which was right in Yahweh’s eyes, according to all that his father Uzziah had done. However he didn’t enter into Yahweh’s temple. The people still acted corruptly.
3 He built the upper gate of Yahweh’s house, and he built much on the wall of Ophel.
4 Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built fortresses and towers.
5 He also fought with the king of the children of Ammon, and prevailed against them. The children of Ammon gave him the same year one hundred talents+A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds of silver, ten thousand cors+1 cor is the same as a homer, or about 55.9 U. S. gallons (liquid) or 211 liters or 6 bushels 10,000 cors of wheat would weigh about 1,640 metric tons. of wheat, and ten thousand cors of barley.+10,000 cors of barley would weigh about 1,310 metric tons. The children of Ammon also gave that much to him in the second year, and in the third.
6 So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before Yahweh his God.
7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
9 Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in David’s city; and Ahaz his son reigned in his place.