Jotham is righteous, builds up the land, and conquers his enemy.
Jotham conquers his enemy: “The Ammonites gave him that year 100 talents of silver and 10,000 kor of wheat and another 10,000 of barley.” (v. 5)
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2: He did what was pleasing to the LORD just as his father Uzziah had done, but he did not enter the Temple of the LORD; however, the people still acted corruptly.
3-4: It was he who built the Upper Gate of the House of the LORD; he also built extensively on the wall of Ophel. He built towns in the hill country of Judah, and in the woods he built fortresses and towers.
5: Moreover, he fought with the king of the Ammonites and overcame them; the Ammonites gave him that year 100 talents of silver and 10,000 kor of wheat and another 10,000 of barley; that is what the Ammonites paid him, and [likewise] in the second and third years.
6: Jotham was strong because he maintained a faithful course before the LORD his God.
2a. Jotham’s righteousness
2b. The people’s sin
3-4. Building projects
5. Military success
6. Rationale: faith with God
7-9. Summary; Death
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