This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in 2 Kings 15:1-7, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.
A long time ago, there was a man who became a king when he was only 16 years old. He is Azariah and he ruled over Judah for 52 years. Azariah’s mom was Jecoliah and he was a good king who followed God. However, the people still made offerings on high places, which wasn’t pleasing to God.
One day, God touched Azariah and he became a leper until the day he died. He had to live in a separate house, and his son Jotham took over the job of governing the people. When Azariah died, he was buried with his ancestors in the city of David, and Jotham became the new king.
- We should always try to do what’s right in God’s eyes.
- Even good people make mistakes, and we need to always strive to improve ourselves.
- It’s important to listen to God and follow His commandments.