2 Chronicles 28

CHAPTER 28

Ahaz Reigns in Judah

[2a son 3twenty 4and 5five 6years old 1Ahaz was] in his taking reign, and sixteen years he reigned in Jerusalem. And He did not do the upright thing before the  lord as David his father. And he went according to the ways of the kings of Israel, for [2carved images 1he made] to the Baals. And he sacrificed in the ravine of the Son of Hinnom, and led through his children in fire, according to the abominations of the nations which the  lord removed from the face of the sons of Israel. And he burned incense upon the high places, and upon the roofs, and underneath every tree of the woods.

Syria and Israel War against Judah

And [3delivered 4him 1the  lord 2his God] into the hand of the king of Syria. And he struck among him, and he captured for captivity many of them, and led them unto Damascus. And also into the hands of the king of Israel he delivered him, and he struck in him [2calamity 1a great]. And [6killed 1Pekah 2son 3of Remaliah 4king 5of Israel] in Judah in one day a hundred and twenty thousand [2men 1mighty] of strength, because they left the  lord the God of their fathers. And [5killed 1Zechri 2the 3mighty man 4of Ephraim] Maaseiah the son of the king, and Azrikam the leader of his house, and Elkanah the second of the king. And [4took captive 1the 2sons 3of Israel] of their brethren two hundred thousand women, and sons, and daughters; and [3spoils 2many 1they despoiled] of them, and they brought the spoils to Samaria. And [5was there 1the 2prophet 3of the 4  lord] -- Oded was the name to him. And he came forth to meet the force of the ones coming to Samaria. And he said to them, Behold, the anger of the  lord the God of your fathers is upon Judah, and he delivered them into your hands. But you killed among them in anger, and [2unto 3the 4heavens 1it came]. 10 And now [4the 5sons 6of Judah 7and 8Jerusalem 1you 2speak 3to acquire] for menservants and maidservants! [3not 1Behold 2I am] with you to testify to the  lord your God, the trespasses are with you against the  lord your God. 11 And now hear me and return the captivity which you captured from your brethren! for the anger of the rage of the  lord is upon you. 12 And [6rose up 1the rulers 2of 3the 4sons 5of Ephraim] (Azariah the son of Johanan, and Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai) unto the ones coming from the war. 13 And they said to them, In no way should you bring the captivity here to us, for in trespassing [3against the 4  lord 5upon 6us 1you 2speak] to add upon our sins, and upon our ignorance, for [2is great 1our sin], and the anger of the rage of the  lord is upon Israel. 14 And [3released 1the 2warriors] the captivity and the spoils before the rulers and all the assembly. 15 And [2rose up 1men] who were called by name, and they took hold of the captivity. And all the naked they covered from the spoils, and clothed them, and tied sandals upon them, and gave to them to eat and to drink, and to anoint. And they assisted them by beasts of burden for all the infirm. And they placed them in Jericho, the city of palms, with their brethren. And they returned to Samaria. 16 In that time [3sent 1king 2Ahaz] to the king of Assyria to give help to him. 17 And in this the Edomites attacked and struck in Judah, and they took captive a captivity. 18 And the Philistines attacked against the cities of the plain, and of the south of Judah, and they took Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho and her towns, and Timnah and her towns, and Gimzo and her towns. And they dwelt there.

Assyria Strikes Ahaz

19 For the  lord humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Judah, because he uncovered nakedness in Judah, and he revolted in a defection from the  lord. 20 And [4came 5against 6him 1Tiglath-pileser 2king 3of Assyria], and afflicted him. 21 And Ahaz took the things in the house of the  lord, and the things in the house of the king, and of the rulers, and gave to the king of Assyria; but [2not 3for 4a help 5to him 1he was], 22 but only to afflict him. And he proceeded to leave from the  lord, and [3said 1king 2Ahaz], 23 I will inquire of the gods of Damascus, the ones beating me. And he said, Because the gods of the king of Syria strengthens them, therefore I shall sacrifice to them, and they will assist me. And they became to him as an impediment, and to all Israel. 24 And Ahaz removed the items of the house of the  lord, and he cut them in pieces, and locked the doors of the house of the  lord. And he made for himself altars in every corner in Jerusalem, 25 and in every city; and in a city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to alien gods. And he provoked to anger the  lord God of his fathers. 26 And the rest of his words, and his actions, the first and last, behold, they are written upon the scroll of the kings of Judah and Israel. 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they entombed him in the city of David; for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel. And [3reigned 1Hezekiah 2his son] instead of him.
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