¶ Ioatham was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Ierusalem. His mother's name was Ierusah the daughter of Zadoc. And he did that pleased the LORD in all points as did his father Oziah: save, that he came not to the temple of the LORD, and that the people did yet corrupt themselves. He built the high gate of the temple of the LORD, and on the wall Ophel he built much. Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Iuda, and in the wood country he built castles and towers. And he fought with the king of the children of Ammon, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundredth talents of silver, and ten thousand quarters of wheat and as much barley. So much also did the children of Ammon give him the second year and the third too. And Ioatham became mighty, because he directed his way before the LORD his God. The rest of the acts of Ioatham and all his wars and his ways are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Iuda. He was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Ierusalem. And when Ioatham was laid to rest with his fathers, they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.