kjv@2Kings:15:1@ In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.
kjv@2Kings:15:2@ Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
kjv@2Kings:15:3@ And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;
kjv@2Kings:15:4@ Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
kjv@2Kings:15:5@ 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.
kjv@2Kings:15:6@ And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
kjv@2Kings:15:7@ So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
We have here a king that did right and yet the Lord smote him with leprosy. That the Lord is said to have done it may show a purpose or intent but, the verse does not state shat that might be. We can guess perhaps that not all the high places were removed and yet other kings had done the same. We could guess that maybe it was for the purpose of someone(s) other than the king. Or it may have been no purpose at all other than to develop him in a way different than other kings. The Lord's judgment is perfect and true whether we know why or not.
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