1 Omnis autem populus Iudae Oziam annorum sedecim constituit regem pro patre suo Amasia.
2 Ipse reaedificavit Ailath et restituit eam dicioni Iudae, postquam dormivit rex cum patribus suis.
3 Sedecim annorum erat Ozias, cum regnare coepisset, et quinquaginta duobus annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Iechelia de Ierusalem.
4 Fecitque, quod erat rectum in oculis Domini iuxta omnia, quae fecerat Amasias pater eius.
5 Et exquisivit Deum in diebus Zachariae, qui erudivit eum in timore Dei; et quamdiu requirebat Dominum, eum prosperari fecit Deus.
6 Denique egressus est et pugnavit contra Philisthim et destruxit murum Geth et murum Iabniae murumque Azoti. Aedificavit quoque oppida in regione Azoti et Philisthim.
7 Et adiuvit eum Deus contra Philisthim et contra Arabas, qui habitabant in Gurbaal, et contra Meunitas.
8 Pendebantque Ammonitae munera Oziae; et divulgatum est nomen eius usque ad introitum Aegypti, quia confortatus est in excelsum.
9 Aedificavitque Ozias turres in Ierusalem super portam Anguli et super portam Vallis et super Angulum firmavitque eas.
10 Exstruxit etiam turres in solitudine et fodit cisternas plurimas, eo quod haberet multa pecora tam in Sephela quam in planitie; agricolas quoque habuit et vinitores in montibus et in campis fertilibus; erat quippe homo agriculturae deditus.
11 Fuit autem exercitus bellatorum eius, qui procedebant ad proelia in turmis secundum numerum census per manum Iehiel scribae Maasiaeque praefecti sub manu Hananiae, qui erat de ducibus regis.
12 Omnisque numerus principum per familias virorum fortium duorum milium sescentorum.
13 Et sub eis universus exercitus trecentorum et septem milium quingentorum, qui erant apti ad bella, ut pro rege contra adversarios dimicarent.
14 Praeparavit quoque eis Ozias, id est cuncto exercitui, clipeos et hastas et galeas et loricas arcusque et fundas ad iaciendos lapides.
15 Et fecit in Ierusalem machinas excogitatas arte, quas in turribus collocavit et in angulis murorum, ut mitterent sagittas et saxa grandia; egressumque est nomen eius procul, eo quod mirabiliter auxiliaretur ei Dominus et corroborasset illum.
16 Sed, cum roboratus esset, elevatum est cor eius in interitum suum, et deliquit contra Dominum Deum suum; ingressusque templum Domini adolere voluit incensum super altare thymiamatis.
17 Statimque ingressus post eum Azarias sacerdos et cum eo sacerdotes Domini octoginta viri fortissimi;
18 restiterunt regi atque dixerunt: "Non est tui officii, Ozia, ut adoleas incensum Domino, sed sacerdotum, hoc est filiorum Aaron, qui consecrati sunt ad huiuscemodi ministerium. Egredere de sanctuario, quia praevaricatus es; et non reputabitur tibi in gloriam hoc a Domino Deo".
19 Iratusque est Ozias et tenens in manu turibulum, ut adoleret incensum, minabatur sacerdotibus. Statimque orta est lepra in fronte eius coram sacerdotibus in domo Domini super altare thymiamatis.
20 Cumque respexisset eum Azarias pontifex et omnes reliqui sacerdotes, viderunt lepram in fronte eius et festinato expulerunt eum; sed et ipse acceleravit egredi, eo quod malo afflixisset eum Dominus.
21 Fuit igitur Ozias rex leprosus usque ad diem mortis suae et habitavit in domo separata plenus lepra, eo quod abscissus fuerat de domo Domini. Porro Ioatham filius eius rexit domum regis et iudicabat populum terrae.
22 Reliqua autem gestorum Oziae priorum et novissimorum scripsit Isaias filius Amos propheta.
23 Dormivitque Ozias cum patribus suis, et sepelierunt eum in agro regalium sepulcrorum, eo quod dicebant: "Erat leprosus". Regnavitque Ioatham filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.
5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
7 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.
8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened himself exceedingly.
9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.
10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand and six hundred.
13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.
15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
16 ¶ But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.
19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
22 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.