2 Kings 16

CHAPTER 16

Ahaz Reigns in Judah

In [2year 1the seventeenth] of Pekah son of Remaliah, [6reigned 1Ahaz 2son 3of Jotham 4king 5of Judah]. [2a son 3being twenty 4years old 1Ahaz was] in his reigning. And sixteen years he reigned in Jerusalem, and he did not do the upright thing in the eyes of the  lord his God as David his father. And he went in the way of the kings of Israel, and indeed [2his son 1he led] through fire, according to the abominations of the nations, which the  lord removed in front of the sons of Israel. And he sacrificed and burned incense in the high places, and upon the hills, and underneath every tree of the woods.

Syria and Israel War Against Judah

Then [4ascended 1Rezin 2king 3of Syria], and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, to Jerusalem for war. And they made assault against Ahaz, and they were not able to wage war. In that time [4returned 1Rezin 2king 3of Syria] Elath to Syria, and cast out the Jews from Elath. And the Edomites came into Elath, and they dwelt there until this day. And Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of the Assyrians, saying, [2your servant 3and 4your son 1I am]. Ascend and deliver me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel! the ones rising up against me. And Ahaz took the silver and the gold he found in the treasuries of the house of the  lord and of the house of the king, and he sent [2to the 3king 4of the Assyrians 1gifts]. And [4heard 5him 1the 2king 3of the Assyrians]. And [3ascended up 1the king 2of the Assyrians] against Damascus, and he seized it, and he resettled it, and he killed Rezin. 10 And [3went 1king 2Ahaz] to meet Tiglath-pileser king of the Assyrians in Damascus. And he saw the altar, the one in Damascus. And [3sent 1king 2Ahaz] to Urijah the priest the likeness of the altar, and the proportions of it, according to all its makings. 11 And [4built 1Urijah 2the 3priest] the altar according to all as much as [3sent 1king 2Ahaz] from Damascus. Thus [4did 1Urijah 2the 3priest] until the coming of the king from Damascus. 12 And [3came 1the 2king] from Damascus. And [3beheld 1the 2king] the altar. And [3drew near 4to 5the 6altar 1the 2king], and ascended unto it. 13 And he offered his whole burnt-offering, and his sacrifice offering; and [2of his libation offering 1he offered a libation] to it; and he poured upon it the blood [2peace offerings 1of his] -- upon the altar, 14 And the brass altar which was before the  lord he brought forward in front of the house of the  lord, from between the altar and from between the house of the  lord. And he put it by the side of the altar according to the north. 15 And [3gave charge 1king 2Ahaz] to Uriah the priest, saying, Upon the [2altar 1great] offer the whole burnt-offering, the early morning sacrifice, and the [3sacrifice offering 1the 2evening], and the whole burnt-offerings of the king, and his sacrifice offerings, and the whole burnt-offering of all the people, and their sacrifice offerings, and their libation offerings! And all the blood of the whole burnt-offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice offering [2upon 3it 1you shall pour out]! And the altar of brass will be for me in the morning. 16 And [4did 1Urijah 2the 3priest] according to all as much as [4gave charge 5to him 1Ahaz 2the 3king]. 17 And [3cut down 1king 2Ahaz] the joinery of the bases, and he moved [3from 4them 1the 2bathing tub]; and the sea he lowered from the oxen of brass, of the ones underneath it, and he put it upon [2base 1a stone]. 18 And the foundation of the chair of the Sabbaths he built in the house of the  lord, and the entrance of the king the one outside, he turned in the house of the  lord from in front of the king of the Assyrians. 19 And the rest of the words of Ahaz, as much as he did, behold are not these written upon the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Judah? 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and he was entombed with his fathers in the city of David. And [3reigned 1Hezekiah 2his son] instead of him.
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