2 Kings 15:5
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New International Version
The LORD afflicted the king with leprosy until the day he died, and he lived in a separate house. Jotham the king's son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.

King James Bible
And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah smote the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelt in a separate house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

World English Bible
Yahweh struck the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and lived in a separate house. Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah smiteth the king, and he is a leper unto the day of his death, and he dwelleth in a separate house, and Jotham son of the king is over the house, judging the people of the land.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper - The reason of this plague is well told in the above quoted chapter, 2 Chronicles 26:16.

That his heart being elated, he went into the temple to burn incense upon the altar, assuming to himself the functions of the high priest; that Azariah the priest, with fourscore others, went in after him, to prevent him; and that while they were remonstrating against his conduct, the Lord struck him with the leprosy, which immediately appeared on his forehead; that they thrust him out as an unclean person; and that he himself hurried to get out, feeling that the Lord had smitten him; that he was obliged to dwell in a house by himself, being leprous, to the day of his death; and that during this time the affairs of the kingdom were administered by his son Jotham. A poet, ridiculing the conduct of those who, without an episcopal ordination, think they have authority from God to dispense all the ordinances of the Church, expresses himself thus: -

But now the warm enthusiast cries,

The office to myself Itake;

Offering the Christian sacrifice,

Myself a lawful priest I:make:

To me this honor appertains,

No need of man when God ordains.

[Some go into the contrary extreme, and in effect say, no need of God when Man ordains.]

Though kings may not so far presume,

'Tis no presumption in a clown,

And, lo, without a call from Rome,

My flail or hammer I lay down;

continued...

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the Lord

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that has an issue...

2 Chronicles 26:16-20 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God...

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

so that

2 Kings 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall stick to you, and to your seed for ever...

Numbers 12:10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked on Miriam, and...

and dwelt

2 Kings 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

Leviticus 13:46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone...

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days?...

Deuteronomy 24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you...

Jotham

2 Chronicles 26:21,23 And Uzziah the king was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelled in a several house, being a leper...

judging

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

2 Samuel 15:2-4 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so...

1 Kings 3:9,28 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...

Psalm 72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

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Cross References
Leviticus 13:46
As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.

Numbers 12:14
The LORD replied to Moses, "If her father had spit in her face, would she not have been in disgrace for seven days? Confine her outside the camp for seven days; after that she can be brought back."

2 Kings 15:6
As for the other events of Azariah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?

1 Chronicles 5:17
All these were entered in the genealogical records during the reigns of Jotham king of Judah and Jeroboam king of Israel.

2 Chronicles 26:21
King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house --leprous, and banned from the temple of the LORD. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.

Hosea 1:1
The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel:

Micah 1:1
The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah--the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

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