Uzziah's Pride and Punishment

2 Chronicles 26

16 But when r he was strong, s he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was unfaithful to the Lord his God and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 But t Azariah the priest went in after him, with eighty priests of the Lord who were men of valor, 18 and they withstood King Uzziah and said to him, u "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, v but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary, for you have done wrong, and it will bring you no honor from the Lord God." 19 Then Uzziah was angry. Now he had a censer in his hand to burn incense, and when he became angry with the priests, w leprosy 1 broke out on his forehead in the presence of the priests in the house of the Lord, by the altar of incense. 20 And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous in his forehead! And they rushed him out quickly, and he himself hurried to go out, because the Lord had struck him. 21 x And King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death, and being a leper lived y in a separate house, for he was excluded from the house of the Lord. And Jotham his son was over the king's household, governing the people of the land.

22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, from first to last, z Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz wrote. 23 And Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the burial field that belonged to the kings, for they said, "He is a leper." And Jotham his son reigned in his place.

  1. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 12:1
    When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him.
    Deuteronomy 32:15
    But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.
  2. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 32:25
    But Hezekiah did not make return according to t...
    Ezekiel 28:2
    Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus say...
    Ezekiel 28:5
    By your great wisdom in your trade you have inc...
    Ezekiel 28:17
    Your heart was proud because of your beauty; yo...
    2 Chronicles 25:19
    You say, 'See, I have struck down Edom,' and yo...
    Deuteronomy 8:14
    Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget th...
    2 Kings 14:10
    You have indeed struck down Edom, and your hear...
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 6:10
    And Johanan fathered Azariah ( it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem).
  4. Cross References
    Numbers 16:40
    To be a reminder to the people of Israel, so that no outsider, who is not of the descendants of Aaron, should draw near to burn incense before the Lord, lest he become like Korah and his company - as the Lord said to him through Moses.
    Numbers 18:7
    And you and your sons with you shall guard your priesthood for all that concerns the altar and that is within the veil; and you shall serve. I give your priesthood as a gift, and any outsider who comes near shall be put to death.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 30:7 - 8
    And Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it. Every morning when he dresses the lamps he shall burn it.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 4:6
    Again, the Lord said to him, "Put your hand inside your cloak." And he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow.
    Numbers 12:10
    When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.
    2 Kings 5:27
    Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever." So he went out from his presence a leper, like snow.
  7. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 26:21 - 23
    And King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death, and being a leper lived in a separate house, for he was excluded from the house of the Lord. And Jotham his son was over the king's household, governing the people of the land.
    2 Kings 15:5 - 7
    And the Lord touched the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and he lived in a separate house. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, governing the people of the land.
  8. Cross References
    Leviticus 13:46
    He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.
    Numbers 5:2
    Command the people of Israel that they put out of the camp everyone who is leprous or has a discharge and everyone who is unclean through contact with the dead.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:1
    The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
    Isaiah 6:1
    In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
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