NASB — 2 Chronicles 28 — KJV

Ahaz Succeeds Jotham in Judah

1 aAhaz [was] twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and bhe did not do right in the sight of the LORD as David his father [had done]. 2 aBut he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he also bmade molten images for the Baals. 3 Moreover, ahe burned incense in the valley of Ben-hinnom and bburned his sons in fire, caccording to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel. 4 He sacrificed and aburned incense on the high places, on the hills and under every green tree.

[1] a2K 16:2-4 b2Ch 27:2
[2] a2Ch 22:3 bEx 34:17
[3] aJsh 15:8 bLv 18:21; 2Ch 33:6 c2Ch 33:2
[4] a2Ch 28:25

Judah Is Invaded

5 ¶ Wherefore, athe LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Aram; and they Idefeated him and carried away from him a great number of captives and brought [them] to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who IIinflicted him with heavy casualties. 6 For aPekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah 120,000 in one day, all valiant men, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. 7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king’s son and Azrikam the ruler of the house and Elkanah the second to the king.

[5] ILit smote IILit smote him with a great smiting a2K 16:5; 2Ch 24:24; Is 7:1
[6] a2K 16:5

8aThe sons of Israel carried away captive of btheir brethren 200,000 women, sons and daughters; and they Itook also a great deal of spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria. 9 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name [was] Oded; and ahe went out to meet the army which came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, bwas angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage c[which] has even reached heaven. 10 Now you are proposing to asubjugate for yourselves the people of Judah and Jerusalem for male and female slaves. Surely, [do] you not [have] transgressions of your own against the LORD your God? 11 Now therefore, listen to me and return the captives awhom you captured from your brothers, bfor the burning anger of the LORD is against you.” 12 Then some of the heads of the sons of Ephraim—Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai—arose against those who were coming from the battle, 13 and said to them, “You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing [to bring] upon us guilt against the LORD adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great so that [His] burning anger is against Israel.” 14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the officers and all the assembly. 15 Then athe men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and bgave them drink, anointed them [with oil], led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, cthe city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.

[8] ILit plundered aDt 28:25, 41 b2Ch 11:4
[9] a2Ch 25:15 bIs 47:6 cEzr 9:6; Rv 18:5
[10] aLv 25:39
[11] a2Ch 28:8 bJm 2:13
[15] a2Ch 28:12 b2K 6:22; Pv 25:21, 22 cDt 34:3

Compromise with Assyria

16aAt that time King Ahaz sent to the Ikings of Assyria for help. 17 aFor again the Edomites had come and attacked Judah and carried away captives. 18 aThe Philistines also had invaded the cities of the Ilowland and of the Negev of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, and Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages, and they settled there. 19 For the LORD humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of aIsrael, for he had brought about a lack of restraint in Judah and was very unfaithful to the LORD. 20 So aTilgath-pilneser king of Assyria came against him and afflicted him instead of strengthening him. 21 aAlthough Ahaz took a portion out of the house of the LORD and out of the palace of the king and of the princes, and gave [it] to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.

[16] IAncient versions read king a2K 16:7
[17] aOb 10, 14
[18] IHeb shephelah aEzk 16:57
[19] a2Ch 21:2
[20] a1Ch 5:26
[21] a2K 16:8, 9

22 ¶ Now in the time of his distress this same King Ahaz abecame yet more unfaithful to the LORD. 23 aFor he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had Idefeated him, and said, “bBecause the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.” But they became the IIdownfall of him and all Israel. 24 Moreover, when Ahaz gathered together the utensils of the house of God, he acut the utensils of the house of God in pieces; and he bclosed the doors of the house of the LORD and cmade altars for himself in every corner of Jerusalem. 25 In every city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked the LORD, the God of his fathers, to anger. 26 aNow the rest of his acts and all his ways, from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 27 aSo Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem, for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of bIsrael; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.

[22] aIs 1:5; Jr 5:3; Rv 16:11
[23] ILit smitten IILit stumbling a2Ch 25:14 bJr 44:17, 18
[24] a2K 16:17 b2Ch 29:7 c2Ch 30:14; 33:3-5
[26] a2K 16:19, 20
[27] a2K 16:20; 2Ch 24:25; Is 14:28 b2Ch 21:2


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Ahaz reigning very wickedly is greatly afflicted by the Syrians.

1 ¶ Ahaz [was] twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father: 2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim. 3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree. 5 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought [them] to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

[1] 2K 16:1, 2; 1Ch 3:13; 2Ch 17:3; Is 1:1; 7:1; Ho 1:1; Mi 1:1; Mt 1:9.
[2] Ex 34:17; Lv 19:4; Jg 2:11, 13; 1K 16:31; 2K 10:26; 2Ch 21:6; 22:3; Ho 2:13, 17.
[3] Lv 18:21; Dt 12:31; 2K 16:3; 23:10; 2Ch 33:2, 6; Ps 106:37; Jr 2:34; 7:31; 19:2, 13; 32:35; Ezk 16:20; Mi 6:7.
[4] Lv 26:30; Dt 12:2; 2K 16:4.
[5] Ex 20:2; Jg 2:14; 2K 16:5; 2Ch 24:24; 33:11; 36:5, 17; Is 7:1, 6.

Judah being captivated by the Israelites is sent home by the counsel of Obed the prophet.

6 ¶ For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, [which were] all valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. 7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah [that was] next to the king. 8 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria. 9 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name [was] Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage [that] reacheth up unto heaven. 10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: [but are there] not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God? 11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the LORD [is] upon you. 12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war, 13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the LORD [already], ye intend to add [more] to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and [there is] fierce wrath against Israel. 14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation. 15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

[6] Dt 6:14; 28:15, 25; 29:24; 31:16; 32:20; Jsh 23:16; 24:20; 2K 15:27, 37; 2Ch 13:17; 15:2; Is 1:28; 7:4, 9; 9:21; 24:5; Jr 2:19; 15:6.
[7] Gn 41:43; 43:12, 15; Es 10:3.
[8] Dt 28:25, 41; 2Ch 11:4; Ac 7:26; 13:26.
[9] Gn 4:10; 11:4; Jg 3:8; 1K 20:13, 22, 42; 2K 20:14; 2Ch 19:1; 25:15; 28:5, 15; Ezr 9:6; Ps 69:26; Is 10:5; 47:6; Jr 15:17; Ezk 25:12; 26:2; Ob 1:10; Zc 1:15; Rv 18:5.
[10] Lv 25:39; 2Ch 28:5; Jr 25:29; Mt 7:2; Ro 12:20; 1P 4:17.
[11] Ezr 10:14; Is 58:6; Jr 34:14; Mt 5:7; 7:2; He 13:1; Jm 2:13.
[12] 1Ch 28:1; Jr 26:6.
[13] Nu 32:14; Jsh 22:17; Mt 23:32, 35; Ro 2:5.
[15] Dt 34:3; Jg 1:16; 2K 6:22; 2Ch 28:12; Jb 31:15; Pv 25:21; Is 58:7; Mt 25:35; Lk 6:27; 8:27, 35; Ac 9:39; Ro 12:20; 15:1; 1Ti 5:10; Jm 2:15; 1Jn 3:17.

Ahaz sending for aid to Assyria is not helped thereby.

16 ¶ At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him. 17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives. 18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there. 19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD. 20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not. 21 For Ahaz took away a portion [out] of the house of the LORD, and [out] of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave [it] unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.

[16] 2K 16:5; Is 7:1, 17.
[17] Lv 26:18; 2Ch 25:11; Ob 1:10, 13.
[18] Jsh 15:10, 41, 48; Jg 14:1; 1S 6:9; 2Ch 11:10; Ezk 16:27, 57.
[19] Gn 3:7, 11; Ex 32:25; Dt 28:43; 1S 2:7; 2Ch 21:2; Jb 40:12; Ps 106:41; Pv 29:23; Ho 5:11; Mi 6:16; Rv 3:17; 16:15.
[20] 2K 15:29; 16:7; 17:5; 1Ch 5:26; Is 7:20; 30:3, 16; Jr 2:37; Ho 5:13.
[21] 2K 18:15; 2Ch 12:9; Pv 20:25.

In his distress he groweth more idolatrous.

22 ¶ And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this [is that] king Ahaz. 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel. 24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God of his fathers.

[22] 2Ch 33:12; Es 7:6; Ps 50:15; 52:7; Is 1:5; Ezk 21:13; Ho 5:15; Rv 16:9.
[23] 2K 16:12; 2Ch 25:14; Is 1:28; Jr 10:5; 44:15, 20; Ho 13:9; Hab 1:11.
[24] 2K 16:17; 25:13; 2Ch 29:3, 7; 33:3; Jr 2:28; Ho 12:11; Ac 17:16, 23.
[25] 2Ch 28:3.

He dying, Hezekiah succeedeth him.

26 ¶ Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, [even] in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

[26] 2K 16:19; 2Ch 20:34; 27:7.
[27] 1S 2:30; 2Ch 21:20; 26:23; 33:20; Pv 10:7.


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