AhazH271 was twentyH6242 yearsH8141 oldH1121 when he began to reign,H4427 and he reignedH4427 sixteenH8337 H6240 yearsH8141 in Jerusalem:H3389 but he didH6213 not that which was rightH3477 in the sightH5869 of the LORD,H3068 like DavidH1732 his father:H25
For he walkedH3212 in the waysH1870 of the kingsH4428 of Israel,H3478 and madeH6213 alsoH1571 moltenH4541 images for Baalim.H1168
Moreover he burntH6999 incenseH6999 in the valleyH1516 of the sonH1121 of Hinnom,H2011 and burntH1197 his childrenH1121 in the fire,H784 after the abominationsH8441 of the heathenH1471 whomH834 the LORDH3068 had castH3423 out beforeH6440 the childrenH1121 of Israel.H3478
He sacrificedH2076 also and burntH6999 incenseH6999 in the highH1116 places, and onH5921 the hills,H1389 and underH8478 everyH3605 greenH7488 tree.H6086
Why the LORDH3068 his GodH430 deliveredH5414 him into the handH3027 of the kingH4428 of Syria;H758 and they smoteH5221 him, and carriedH7617 awayH7617 a greatH1419 multitude of them captives,H7633 and broughtH935 them to Damascus.H1834 And he was also deliveredH5414 into the handH3027 of the kingH4428 of Israel,H3478 who smoteH5221 him with a greatH1419 slaughter.H4347
For PekahH6492 the sonH1121 of RemaliahH7425 slewH2026 in JudahH3063 an hundredH3967 and twentyH6242 thousandH505 in oneH259 day,H3117 which were allH3605 valiantH2428 men;H1121 because they had forsakenH5800 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of their fathers.H1
And Zichri,H2147 a mightyH1368 man of Ephraim,H669 slewH2026 MaaseiahH4641 the king'sH4428 son,H1121 and AzrikamH5840 the governorH5057 of the house,H1004 and ElkanahH511 that was nextH4932 to the king.H4428
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 carriedH7617 away captiveH7617 of their brothersH251 two hundredH3967 thousand,H505 women,H802 sons,H1121 and daughters,H1323 and took alsoH1571 away muchH7227 spoilH7998 from them, and broughtH935 the spoilH7998 to Samaria.H8111
But a prophetH5030 of the LORDH3068 was there,H8033 whose nameH8034 was Oded:H5752 and he wentH3318 out beforeH6440 the hostH6635 that cameH935 to Samaria,H8111 and saidH559 to them, Behold,H2009 because the LORDH3068 GodH430 of your fathersH1 was wrothH2534 with Judah,H3063 he has deliveredH5414 them into your hand,H3027 and you have slainH2026 them in a rageH2197 that reachesH5060 up to heaven.H8064
And nowH6258 you purposeH559 to keepH3533 under the childrenH1121 of JudahH3063 and JerusalemH3389 for slavesH5650 and bondwomenH8198 to you: but are there not with you, evenH7535 with you, sinsH819 against the LORDH3068 your God?H430
NowH6258 hearH8085 me therefore, and deliverH7725 the captivesH7633 again, whichH834 you have taken captiveH7617 of your brothers:H251 for the fierceH2740 wrathH639 of the LORDH3068 is on you.
Then certainH582 of the headsH7218 of the childrenH1121 of Ephraim,H669 AzariahH5838 the sonH1121 of Johanan,H3076 BerechiahH1296 the sonH1121 of Meshillemoth,H4919 and JehizkiahH3169 the sonH1121 of Shallum,H7967 and AmasaH6021 the sonH1121 of Hadlai,H2311 stoodH6965 up againstH5921 them that cameH935 from the war,H6635
And saidH559 to them, You shall not bringH935 in the captivesH7633 here: for whereasH3588 we have offendedH819 against the LORDH3068 already, you intendH559 to addH3254 more to our sinsH2403 and to our trespass:H819 for our trespassH819 is great,H7227 and there is fierceH2740 wrathH639 againstH5921 Israel.H3478
So the armedH2502 men leftH5800 the captivesH7633 and the spoilH961 beforeH6440 the princesH8269 and allH3605 the congregation.H6951
And the menH582 whichH834 were expressedH5344 by nameH8034 roseH6965 up, and tookH2388 the captives,H7633 and with the spoilH7998 clothedH3847 allH3605 that were nakedH4636 among them, and arrayedH3847 them, and shodH5274 them, and gave them to eatH398 and to drink,H8248 and anointedH4886 them, and carriedH5095 allH3605 the feebleH3782 of them on asses,H2543 and broughtH935 them to Jericho,H3405 the cityH5892 of palmH8558 trees, to their brothers:H251 then they returnedH7725 to Samaria.H8111
At that timeH6256 did kingH4428 AhazH271 sendH7971 to the kingsH4428 of AssyriaH804 to helpH5826 him.
For againH5750 the EdomitesH130 had comeH935 and smittenH5221 Judah,H3063 and carriedH7617 away captives.H7628
The PhilistinesH6430 also had invadedH6584 the citiesH5892 of the lowH8219 country, and of the southH5045 of Judah,H3063 and had takenH3920 Bethshemesh,H1053 and Ajalon,H357 and Gederoth,H1450 and ShochoH7755 with the villagesH1323 thereof, and TimnahH8553 with the villagesH1323 thereof, GimzoH1579 also and the villagesH1323 thereof: and they dwelledH3427 there.H8033
For the LORDH3068 broughtH3665 JudahH3063 lowH3665 becauseH5668 of AhazH271 kingH4428 of Israel;H3478 for he madeH6213 JudahH3063 naked,H6544 and transgressedH4603 sore against the LORD.H3068
And TilgathpilneserH8407 kingH4428 of AssyriaH804 cameH935 to him, and distressedH6696 him, but strengthenedH2388 him not.
For AhazH271 took away a portionH2505 out of the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 and out of the houseH1004 of the king,H4428 and of the princes,H8269 and gaveH5414 it to the kingH4428 of Assyria:H804 but he helpedH5833 him not.
And in the timeH6256 of his distressH6887 did he trespassH4603 yet moreH3254 against the LORD:H3068 thisH1931 is that kingH4428 Ahaz.H271
For he sacrificedH2076 to the godsH430 of Damascus,H1834 which smoteH5221 him: and he said,H559 BecauseH3588 the godsH430 of the kingsH4428 of SyriaH758 helpH5826 them, therefore will I sacrificeH2076 to them, that they may helpH5826 me. But they were the ruinH3782 of him, and of allH3605 Israel.H3478
And AhazH271 gatheredH622 together the vesselsH3627 of the houseH1004 of God,H430 and cutH7112 in pieces the vesselsH3627 of the houseH1004 of God,H430 and shutH5462 up the doorsH1817 of the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 and he madeH6213 him altarsH4196 in everyH3605 cornerH6438 of Jerusalem.H3389
And in everyH3605 several cityH5892 of JudahH3063 he madeH6213 highH1116 places to burnH6999 incenseH6999 to otherH312 gods,H430 and provoked to angerH3707 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of his fathers.H1
Now the restH3499 of his actsH1697 and of allH3605 his ways,H1870 firstH7223 and last,H314 behold,H2009 they are writtenH3789 in the bookH5612 of the kingsH4428 of JudahH3063 and Israel.H3478
And AhazH271 sleptH7901 with his fathers,H1 and they buriedH6912 him in the city,H5892 even in Jerusalem:H3389 but they broughtH935 him not into the sepulchersH6913 of the kingsH4428 of Israel:H3478 and HezekiahH2396 his sonH1121 reignedH4427 in his stead.H8478