Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains; husbandmen also, and vinedressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
Moreover Uzzi'ah had a host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Je-i'el the scribe and Ma-asei'ah the ruler, under the hand of Hanani'ah, one of the king's captains.
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 marvelously helped, till he was strong.
and they withstood Uzzi'ah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzzi'ah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: Ex. 30.7, 8 · Num. 3.10 go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honor from the LORD God.
Then Uzzi'ah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
And Azari'ah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
And Uzzi'ah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
So Uzzi'ah slept with his fathers, Is. 6.1 and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.