Uzziah's Pride and Punishment
But j when he was strong his heart was k lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the LORD his God l by entering the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
So m Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him were eighty priests of the LORD - valiant men.
And they withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, "It n is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the o priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have trespassed! You shall have no honor from the LORD God."
Then Uzziah became furious; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was angry with the priests, p leprosy broke out on his forehead, before the priests in the house of the LORD, beside the incense altar.
And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and there, on his forehead, he was leprous; so they thrust him out of that place. Indeed he also q hurried to get out, because the LORD had struck him.
r King Uzziah was a leper until the day of his death. He dwelt in an s isolated house, because he was a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD. Then Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, from first to last, the prophet t Isaiah the son of Amoz wrote.
u So Uzziah rested with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of burial which belonged to the kings, for they said, "He is a leper." Then Jotham his son reigned in his place.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
When your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
2 Chronicles 25:19
"Indeed you say that you have defeated the Edomites, and your heart is lifted up to boast. Stay at home now; why should you meddle with trouble, that you should fall - you and Judah with you?"
1 Kings 13:1 - 4
And behold, a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.
2 Kings 16:12
And when the king came back from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king approached the altar and made offerings on it.
2 Kings 16:13
So he burned his burnt offering and his grain offering; and he poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar.
1 Chronicles 6:10
Johanan begot Azariah (it was he who ministered as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem).
"So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall attend to their priesthood; but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death."
So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers, which those who were burned up had presented, and they were hammered out as a covering on the altar.
To be a memorial to the children of Israel that no outsider, who is not a descendant of Aaron, should come near to offer incense before the LORD, that he might not become like Korah and his companions, just as the LORD had said to him through Moses.
"Therefore you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything at the altar and behind the veil; and you shall serve. I give your priesthood to you as a gift for service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death."
Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.
And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
And if there is on the bald head or bald forehead a reddish-white sore, it is leprosy breaking out on his bald head or his bald forehead.
And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper.
2 Kings 5:25 - 27
Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, "Where did you go, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant did not go anywhere.
Afterward Mordecai went back to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.
2 Kings 15:5
Then the LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death; so he dwelt in an isolated house. And Jotham the king's son was over the royal house, judging the people of the land.
He shall be unclean. All the days he has the sore he shall be unclean. He is unclean, and he shall dwell alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.
Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by a corpse.
2 Kings 20:1
In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.'
2 Chronicles 32:20
Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven.
2 Chronicles 32:32
Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, indeed they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
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.
2 Kings 15:7
So Azariah rested with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the City of David. Then Jotham his son reigned in his place.
2 Chronicles 21:20
He was thirty-two years old when he became king. He reigned in Jerusalem eight years and, to no one's sorrow, departed. However they buried him in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
2 Chronicles 28:27
So Ahaz rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem; but they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel. Then Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.