The Lord caused Uzziah King of Judah to become powerful and famous, but then pride overtook him and his life ended in affliction.

BibleGateway: 2 Chronicles 26:11-18

ESV Text: 2 Chronicles 26:11-18



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:36 and ends at about 3:24

11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king’s captains. 12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand and six hundred. 13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy. 14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones. 15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.

     16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. 17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: 18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 408:
Jesus Christ, my Pride and Glory

Hymnary.org

— Organ Audio

1. Jesus Christ, my pride and glory, 
He, the true and living Light, 
Strengthens me with glorious might. 
Christ, revealed in sacred story, 
Whom I now as Lord confess, 
Teaches me true holiness. 

2. Let me live to priase Thee ever, 
Jesus, thou my heart’s Delight, 
Thou who leadest me aright. 
Let me cling to Thee forever, 
All the fleshly lusts deny 
And the devil’s hosts defy. 

3. Grant me, Lord, Thy Holy Spirit 
That in all I follow Him 
Lest the light of faith grow dim. 
Let me ever trust Thy merit, 
Let Thy blessing me attend, 
From all evil me defend. 

4. From all pain and imperfection, 
Gracious Lord, deliver me, 
Heaven’s glory let me see. 
Keep me under Thy direction 
That the grace thou gavest me 
I may praise eternally. 


Hymn: LSB 857 Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way
Hymnary.org

Advertisements