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1 Bonke abantu bakwaJuda bathatha u-Uziya owayeneminyaka eyishumi nesithupha, bambeka inkosi esikhundleni sikayise u-Amasiya.
2 Yena wakha i-Eloti, walibuyisela kuJuda, inkosi isilele koyise.
3 U-Uziya wayeneminyaka eyishumi nesithuha ekuqaleni kwakhe ukubusa, wabusa iminyaka engamashumi ayisihlanu nambili eJerusalema; igama likanina lalinguJekoliya waseJerusalema.
4 Wenza okulungile emehlweni kaJehova njengakho konke akwenzileyo uyise u-Amasiya.
5 Wayelokhu emfuna uNkulunkulu emihleni kaZakariya owafundisa ekumesabeni uJehova; emihleni yokumfuna kwakhe uJehova, uNkulunkulu wamhlahlamelisa.
6 Waphuma walwa namaFilisti, wadiliza ugange lwaseGati, nogange lwaseJabine, nogange lwase-Ashidodi; wakha imizi kwelase-Ashidodi naphakathi kwamaFilisti.
7 UNkulunkulu wamsiza kumaFilisti, nakwabase-Arabiya ababehlala eGuri Bali, nakumaMehuni.
8 Abakwa-Amoni bathela intela ku-Uziya; igama lakhe lahamba laze lafika nasekuyeni eGibithe, ngokuba waba namandla kakhulu.
9 U-Uziya wakha nemibhoshongo eJerusalema ngaseSangweni Lasegumbini, nangaseSangweni Lasesigodini, nangaseNqutshini, wayiqinisa.
10 Wakha imibhoshongo ehlane, wemba imigodi eminingi yamanzi, ngokuba wayenezinkomo eziningi ehlanzeni nasethafeni, wayenabalimi nabaphathi bezivini ezintabeni naseKarmeli, ngokuba wayengothanda umhlabathi.
11 U-Uziya wayenempi elwayo eyaphuma ukulwa ngamaviyo njengomumo wokubalwa kwabo ngesandla sikaJehiyeli, umbhali, noMahaseya, umbusi phansi kwesandla sikaHananiya, enye yezinduna zenkosi.
12 Umumo wonke wezinhloko zawoyise, amaqhawe anamandla, wawuyizinkulungwane ezimbili namakhulu ayisithupha.
13 Phansi kwezandla zabo kwakukhona impi enamandla eyizinkulungwane ezingamakhulu amathathu nezinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa namakhulu ayisihlanu, eyalwa ngamandla amakhulu ukuba isize inkosi ezitheni.
14 U-Uziya walungisela impi yonke izihlangu, nemikhonto, nezigqoko, namabhantshi, neminsalo, namatshe endwayimana.
15 Wenza eJerusalema imishini eyaqanjwa ngokuhlakanipha ukuba ibe phezu kwemibhoshongo nasezingosini, kuphonswe ngayo imicibisholo namatshe amakhulu. Igama lakhe laphumela ekudeni, ngokuba wasizwa ngokumangalisayo waze waba namandla.
16 Kepha lapho eseziqinisile, inhliziyo yakhe yazikhukhumeza kwaze kwaba ngukubhubha kwakhe, waphambuka kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakhe, wangena ethempelini likaNkulunkulu ukuba ashise impepho e-altare lempepho.
17 U-Azariya umpristi wangena emva kwakhe, bekhona kanye naye abapristi bakaJehova abangamashumi ayisishiyagalombili, amadoda anamandla;
18 bamelana no-Uziya inkosi, bathi kuye: “Akusikho okwakho, Uziya, ukushisela uJehova impepho, kungokwabapristi, amadodana ka-Aroni, abangcweliselwe ukushisa impepho; phuma endlini engcwele, ngokuba wenze isiphambeko; futhi awuyikuba nodumo oluvela kuJehova uNkulunkulu.”
19 Wayesethukuthela u-Uziya; wayenomcengezi womlilo esandleni sakhe ukuba ashise impepho; esabathukuthelele abapristi, kwaqhamuka uchoko ebunzini lakhe phambi kwabapristi endlini kaJehova eceleni kwe-altare lempepho.
20 U-Azariya, umpristi omkhulu, nabo bonke abapristi bambuka; bheka, wayenochoko ebunzini lakhe; bashesha bamkhipha khona; naye waphuthuma ukuphuma, ngokuba uJehova wayemshayile.
21 U-Uziya, inkosi, wayesengonochoko kwaze kwafika usuku lokufa kwakhe, wahlala endlini eyahlukanisiweyo, lokhu engonochoko, ngokuba wanqunywa endlini kaJehova. UJothamu indodana yakhe wayephezu kwendlu yenkosi, ahlulela abantu bezwe.
22 Ezinye izindaba zika-Uziya, ezokuqala nezokugcina, zalotshwa ngu-Isaya umprofethi, indodana ka-Amose.
23 U-Uziya wayeselala koyise; bammbela koyise ngaphandle kwamathuna amakhosi, ngokuba bathi: “Ungonochoko.” UJothamu, indodana yakhe, waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.