2 Kings 16:7-187 aSo Ahaz sent messengers to bTiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your son. Come up and rescue me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel, who are attacking me.” 8Ahaz also ctook the silver and gold that was found in the house of the Lord and in the treasures of the king’s house and sent a present to the king of Assyria. 9 dAnd the king of Assyria listened to him. The king of Assyria marched up against Damascus eand took it, carrying its people captive to fKir, and he killed Rezin. 10When King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet gTiglath-pileser king of Assyria, he saw the altar that was at Damascus. And King Ahaz sent to hUriah the priest a model of the altar, and its pattern, exact in all its details. 11And Uriah the priest built the altar; in accordance with all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so Uriah the priest made it, before King Ahaz arrived from Damascus. 12And when the king came from Damascus, the king viewed the altar. iThen the king drew near to the altar and went up on it 13and burned his burnt offering and his grain offering and poured his drink offering and threw the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14And jthe bronze altar that was before the Lord he removed kfrom the front of the house, from the place between lhis altar and the house of the Lord, and put it on the north side of mhis altar. 15And King Ahaz commanded Uriah the priest, saying, “On the great altar burn nthe morning burnt offering and the evening grain offering and the king’s burnt offering and his grain offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their grain offering and their drink offering. And throw on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice, but othe bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by.” 16Uriah the priest did all this, as King Ahaz commanded. 17And King Ahaz cut off the frames of the stands and removed the basin from them, and he took down pthe sea ▼
▼Compare 1 Kings 7:23from off the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pedestal. 18And the covered way for the Sabbath that had been built inside the house and the outer entrance for the king he caused to go around the house of the Lord, because of the king of Assyria.
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