27:2 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the a temple of the LORD. And the people did yet b corruptly.
(a) That is, to offer incense against the word of
God, which is spoken of in the commendation of Jotham.
(b) They were not completely purged from
27:3 He built the high c
gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
(c) Which was 60 cubits high and was for the
height called Ophel: it was at the east gate and mention is made of it in (2 Chronicles
So Jotham became mighty, d because he
prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
(d) He shows that all prosperity comes from God,
who never fails when we put our trust in him.