Jeroboam II rules Israel; Amaziah rules Judah followed by Uzziah; Jonah goes to Ninevah:2 Kings 14:1−14; 2 Chronicles 25:1−24; 2 Kings 13:12−13; 2 Kings 14:15−16; 2 Kings 14:23−27; 2 Chronicles 25:25−28; 2 Kings 14:17−22; 2 Kings 15:1−5; 2 Chronicles 26:1−21
Pride seemed to run in the family. Amaziah met with his downfall from his pride, and his son, Uzziah, also fell victim to pride and its consequences:
2 Chronicles 26:16But when he had become powerful, he also became proud, which led to his downfall. He sinned against the Lord his God by entering the sanctuary of the Lord’s Temple and personally burning incense on the incense altar.
According to the Law, this was the sole responsibility of Aaron’s descendants.
Rather than accepting the priests (probably outraged) reminder, Uzziah responding in anger:
2 Kings 14:10 But as he was standing there raging at the priests before the incense altar in the Lord’s Temple, leprosy suddenly broke out on his forehead.
He left quickly, and spent the rest of his days in seclusion, with his son ruling as proxy:
2 Kings 14:21 So King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in isolation in a separate house, for he was excluded from the Temple of the Lord. His son Jotham was put in charge of the royal palace, and he governed the people of the land.