1Jotham was 25 years old when he became king. He ruled 16 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha. Jerusha was Zadok’s daughter. 2Jotham did the things the Lord wanted him to do. He obeyed God just like his father Uzziah had done. But Jotham did not enter the Lord’s temple to burn incense like his father did. But the people continued doing wrong. 3Jotham built again the Upper Gate of the Lord’s temple. He did much building on the wall at the place named Ophel. 4Jotham also built towns in the hill country of Judah. Jotham built fortresses and towers in the forests. 5Jotham also fought against the king of the Ammonite people and his army and defeated them. So each year for three years the Ammonites gave Jotham 3,3/4 tons of silver, 62,000 bushels of wheat, and 62,000 bushels of barley. 6Jotham became powerful because he faithfully obeyed the Lord his God. 7The other things Jotham did and all his wars are written in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 8Jotham was 25 years old when he became king. He ruled 16 years in Jerusalem. 9Then Jotham died and was buried with his ancestors. The people buried him in David’s City. Ahaz became the king in Jotham’s place. Ahaz was Jotham’s son.