Ahaz Reigns over Judah
1 In the seventeenth°° year° of Pekah° the son° of Remaliah°, aAhaz° the son° of Jotham°, king° of Judah°, became° king°. 2 aAhaz° [was] twenty° years° old° when he became° king°, and he reigned° sixteen°° years° in Jerusalem°; and he did not do° what° was right° in the sight° of the LORD° his God°, as his father° David° [had done]. 3 But he walked° in the way° of the kings° of Israel°, aand even° made his son° pass° through the fire°, baccording to the abominations° of the nations° whom° the LORD° had Idriven° out from before° the sons° of Israel°. 4 He asacrificed° and burned° incense° on the high° places° and on the hills° and under° every° green° tree°.
 a2Ch 28:1
 a2Ch 28:1-4
 IOr dispossessed aLv 18:21; 2K 17:17; 21:6 bDt 12:31; 2K 21:2, 11
 aDt 12:2; 2K 14:4
5 ¶ Then° aRezin° king° of Aram° and Pekah° son° of Remaliah°, king° of Israel°, came° up to Jerusalem° to [wage] war°; and they besieged°° Ahaz°, bbut could° not Iovercome° him. 6 At that time° Rezin° king° of Aram° recovered° aElath° for Aram°, and cleared° the Judeans° out of IElath° entirely; and the IIArameans° came° to Elath° and have lived° there° to this° day°.
 ILit fight a2K 15:37; Is 7:1 b2Ch 28:5, 6
 IHeb Eloth IISo with some ancient versions; Heb Edomites a2K 14:22; 2Ch 26:2
Ahaz Seeks Help of Aram
7 ¶ aSo Ahaz° sent° messengers° to bTiglath-pileser° king° of Assyria°, saying°, “I am your servant° and your son°; come° up and deliver° me from the Ihand° of the king° of Aram° and from the Ihand° of the king° of Israel°, who are rising° up against° me.” 8 aAhaz° took° the silver° and gold° that was found° in the house° of the LORD° and in the treasuries° of the king’s° house°, and sent° a present° to the king° of Assyria°. 9 aSo the king° of Assyria° listened° to him; and the king° of Assyria° went° up against° Damascus° and bcaptured° it, and carried° [the people of] it away° into exile° to cKir°, and put° Rezin° to death°.
10 ¶ Now King° Ahaz° went° to Damascus° to meet° aTiglath-pileser° king° of Assyria°, and saw° the altar° which° [was] at Damascus°; and King° Ahaz° sent° to bUrijah° the priest° the Ipattern° of the altar° and its model°, according to all° its workmanship°. 11 So Urijah° the priest° built° an altar°; according to all° that King° Ahaz° had sent° from Damascus°, thus° Urijah° the priest° made° [it], Ibefore° the coming° of King° Ahaz° from Damascus°. 12 When the king° came° from Damascus°, the king° saw° the altar°; then athe king° approached° the altar° and Iwent° up to it, 13 and Iburned° his burnt° offering° and his meal° offering°, and poured° his drink° offering° and sprinkled° the blood° of his peace° offerings° on the altar°. 14 aThe bronze° altar°, which° [was] before° the LORD°, Ihe brought° from the front° of the house°, from between° b[his] altar° and the house° of the LORD°, and he put° it on the north° side° of [his] altar°. 15 Then King° Ahaz° Icommanded° Urijah° the priest°, saying°, “Upon the great° altar° IIburn° athe morning° burnt° offering° and the evening° meal° offering° and the king’s° burnt° offering° and his meal° offering°, with the burnt° offering° of all° the people° of the land° and their meal° offering° and their drink° offerings°; and sprinkle° on it all° the blood° of the burnt° offering° and all° the blood° of the sacrifice°. But bthe bronze° altar° shall be for me to inquire° [by].” 16 So Urijah° the priest° did° according to all° that King° Ahaz° commanded°.
 ILit likeness a2K 15:29 bIs 8:2
 ILit until
 IOr offered on it a2Ch 26:16, 19
 ILit offered in smoke
 ILit he also aEx 27:1, 2; 40:6, 29; 2Ch 4:1 b2K 16:11
 ILit commanded him, Urijah IILit offer in smoke aEx 29:39-41 b2K 16:14
17 ¶ Then King° Ahaz° acut° off° the borders° of the stands°, and removed° the laver° from them; he also btook° down° the sea° from the bronze° oxen° which° were under° it and put° it on a pavement° of stone°. 18 The covered° way° for the sabbath° which° they had built° in the house°, and the outer° entry° of the king°, he removed° from the house° of the LORD° because°° of the king° of Assyria°.
Hezekiah Reigns over Judah
19 Now the rest° of the acts° of Ahaz° which° he did°, are they not written° ain the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Judah°? 20 So aAhaz° slept° with his fathers°, and bwas buried° with his fathers° in the city° of David°; and his son° Hezekiah° reigned° in his place°.
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Ahaz his wicked reign.
1 ¶ In the seventeenthºº¹ yearº of Pekahº the sonº of Remaliahº Ahazº the sonº of Jothamº kingº of Judahº began to reign.ºª 2 Twentyº yearsº oldº [was] Ahazº when he began to reign,ºª and reignedºª sixteenºº yearsº in Jerusalem,º and didºª not² [that which was] rightº in the sightº of the LORDº his God,º like Davidº his father.º 3 But he walked¹ª² in the wayº of the kingsº of Israel,º yea,² and made² his sonº to pass throughºª the fire,º according to the abominationsº of the heathen,º whom²² the LORDº cast outºª from beforeº² the childrenº of Israel.º 4 And he sacrificedºª and burnt incenseºª in the high places,º and on² the hills,º and under² every² greenº tree.º
 2K 15:27, 32, 38; 2Ch 28:1; Is 1:1; 7:1; Ho 1:1; Mi 1:1.
 1K 3:14; 9:4; 11:4; 15:3; 2K 14:3; 15:3, 34; 18:3; 22:2; 2Ch 17:3; 29:2; 34:2.
 Lv 18:21; 20:2; Dt 12:31; 18:10; 1K 12:28; 14:24; 16:31; 21:25; 22:52; 2K 8:18; 17:17; 21:2, 11; 23:10; 2Ch 22:3; 28:2; 33:2, 6; Ps 106:35, 37, 38; Jr 32:35; Ezk 16:21, 47; 20:26, 31.
 Dt 12:2; 1K 14:23; Is 57:5; 65:4; 66:17; Jr 17:2; Ezk 20:28.
Ahaz assailed by Rezin and Pekah, hireth Tiglath-pileser against them.
5 ¶ Then² Rezinº kingº of Syriaº and Pekahº sonº of Remaliahº kingº of Israelº came upºª to Jerusalemº to war:º and they besiegedºª² Ahaz,º but couldºª not² overcomeºª [him]. 6 At that² timeº Rezinº kingº of Syriaº recoveredºª² Elathº to Syria,ºª¹ and draveºª² the Jewsº from Elath:º² and the Syriansº cameºª to Elath,º and dweltºª there² unto² this² day.º 7 So Ahazº sentºª messengersº to² Tiglathpileserº kingº of Assyria,º saying,ºª I² [am] thy servantº and thy son:º come up,ºª and saveºª me out of the handº² of the kingº of Syria,º and out of the handº² of the kingº of Israel,º which rise upºª against² me. 8 And Ahazº tookºª² the silverº and goldº that was foundºª in the houseº of the LORD,º and in the treasuresº of the king'sº house,º and sentºª [it for] a presentº to the kingº of Assyria.º 9 And the kingº of Assyriaº hearkenedºª unto² him: for the kingº of Assyriaº went upºª against² Damascus,º and tookºª it, and carried [the people of] it captiveºª to Kir,º and slewºª Rezin.º
 1K 11:36; 15:4; 2K 15:37; 2Ch 28:5; Is 7:1, 2, 4, 14; 8:6, 9; 9:6.
 Dt 2:8; 1K 9:26; 2K 14:22; 2Ch 26:2.
 1K 20:4, 32; 2K 15:29; 1Ch 5:26; 2Ch 28:20; Ps 146:3; Jr 17:5; Lm 4:17; Ho 14:3.
 2K 12:17; 16:17; 18:15; 2Ch 16:2; 28:20; Ps 7:15; Is 7:17; 8:7.
 2Ch 28:5; Is 7:16; 9:11; 22:6; Am 1:3; 9:7.
Ahaz, sending a pattern of an altar from Damascus to Urijah, diverteth the brasen altar to his own devotion.
10 ¶ And kingº Ahazº went¹ª² to Damascusº to meet¹ª² Tiglathpileserº kingº of Assyria,º and sawºª² an altarº that² [was] at Damascus:º and kingº Ahazº sentºª to² Urijahº the priestº² the fashionº of the altar,º and the patternº of it, according to all² the workmanshipº thereof. 11 And Urijahº the priestº builtºª² an altarº according to all² that² kingº Ahazº had sentºª from Damascus:º² so² Urijahº the priestº madeºª [it] against² kingº Ahazº cameºª from Damascus.º² 12 And when the kingº was comeºª from Damascus,º² the kingº sawºª² the altar:º and the kingº approachedºª to² the altar,º and offeredºª thereon.² 13 And he burntºª² his burnt offeringº and his meat offering,º and pouredºª² his drink offering,º and sprinkledºª² the bloodº of his² peace offerings,º upon² the altar.º 14 And he broughtºª also the brasenº altar,º which² [was] beforeº the LORD,º from²² the forefrontº of the house,º from between²² the altarº and the houseº of the LORD,º and putºª it on² the northº sideº of the altar.º 15 And kingº Ahazº commandedºª² Urijahº the priest,º saying,ºª Upon² the greatº altarº burnºª² the morningº burnt offering,º and the eveningº meat offering,º and the king'sº burnt sacrifice,º and his meat offering,º with the burnt offeringº of all² the peopleº of the land,º and their meat offering,º and their drink offerings;º and sprinkleºª upon² it all² the bloodº of the burnt offering,º and all² the bloodº of the sacrifice:º and the brasenº altarº shall be² for me to enquireºª [by]. 16 Thus didºª Urijahº the priest,º according to all² that² kingº Ahazº commanded.ºª
 Ex 24:4; 39:43; Dt 12:30; 1Ch 28:11, 19; 2Ch 28:23; Ps 106:39; Jr 10:2; Ezk 23:16; 43:8, 11; Mt 15:6, 9; Ro 12:2; 1P 1:18.
 1K 21:11; 2Ch 26:17; Is 8:2; Jr 23:11; Ezk 22:26; Dn 3:7; Ho 4:6; 5:11; Mal 2:7; Ga 1:10.
 Nu 18:4; 1K 13:1; 2Ch 26:16; 28:23, 25.
 Lv 1:1.
 Ex 40:6, 29; 2K 16:10; 2Ch 1:5; 4:1; Mt 23:35.
 Gn 44:5; Ex 29:39; Lv 4:13; Nu 28:2; 2S 6:17; 1K 3:4; 8:64; 2K 3:20; 18:4; 2Ch 7:4; 29:21, 32, 35; 33:6; Is 2:6; Ezk 46:4, 12; Dn 9:21, 27; 11:31; 12:11; Ho 4:12.
 2K 16:11; Ac 4:19; 5:29; 1Th 2:4; Jde 1:11.
He spoileth the Temple.
17 ¶ And kingº Ahazº cut offºª² the bordersº of the bases,º and removedºª the laverº from off²² them; and took downºª the seaº from off²² the brasenº oxenº that² [were] under² it, and putºª it upon² a pavementº of stones.º 18 And the covertºª for the sabbathº that² they had builtºª in the house,º and the king'sº entryº without,º turnedºª he from the houseº of the LORDº forº² the kingº of Assyria.º
Hezekiah succeedeth him.
19 ¶ Now the restº of the actsº of Ahazº which² he did,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Judah?º 20 And Ahazº sleptºª with² his fathers,º and was buriedºª with² his fathersº in the cityº of David:º and Hezekiahº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
 1K 14:29; 2K 15:6, 36, 38; 20:20.
 2K 18:1; 21:18, 26; 1Ch 3:13; 2Ch 28:27; 29:1; Is 1:1; Ho 1:1; Mi 1:1; Mt 1:9.
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