|2nd Chronicles 25|
King James Bible
Also he built4 towers in the desert, and digged4 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 loved6 husbandry.
Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men,6 that went out6 to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe6 and Maaseiah the ruler,6 under the hand of Hananiah, [one] of the king's captains.
And he made4 in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men,6 to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot2 arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread4 far abroad; for he was marvellously52 helped,9 till he was strong.1
But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up1 to [his] destruction:53 for he transgressed4 against the LORD his God, and went4 into the temple of the LORD to burn incense53 upon the altar of incense.
And they withstood4 Uzziah the king, and said4 unto him, [It appertaineth] not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense53 unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated30 to burn incense:53 go out3 of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed;1 neither [shall it be] for thine honour from the LORD God.
Then Uzziah was wroth,4 and [had] a censer in his hand to burn incense:53 and while he was wroth2 with the priests, the leprosy even rose up1 in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked4 upon him, and, behold, he [was] leprous30 in his forehead, and they thrust him out55 from thence; yea, himself hasted8 also to go out,2 because the LORD had smitten14 him.
And Uzziah the king was a leper30 unto the day of his death, and dwelt4 in a several 2669 house, [being] a leper;30 for he was cut off8 from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son [was] over the king's house, judging6 the people of the land.
So Uzziah slept4 with his fathers, and they buried4 him with his fathers in the field of the burial which [belonged] to the kings; for they said,1 He [is] a leper:30 and Jotham his son reigned4 in his stead.