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2nd Chronicles Chapter 28

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Ahaz succeeds Jotham


28:1 AHAZאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, like Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
his father:

Ahaz’s Idolatry


28:2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim (From Easton’s Bible Dictionary) — plural of Baal; images of the god Baal (Judges 2:11; 1 Samuel 7:4)..
28:3 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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
had cast out before the sons of Israel.
28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Ahaz’s defeats by Syria and Israel

28:5 Wherefore YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they struck 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 struck him with a great slaughter.
28:6 For Pekahפֶּקַח
(/ˈpɛkɑː, ˈpiː-/, /ˈpɛkɑː, ˈpiː-/) was the eighteenth and penultimate king of Israel. He was a captain in the army of king Pekahiah of Israel, whom he killed to become king. His ending date can be established fairly firmly as 732/731 BC. For more info click here
the son of Remaliah killed in Judah one hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of their fathers.
28:7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king’s son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah that was next to the king.
28:8 And the sons of Israel carried away captive of their brothers two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samariaשֹׁמְרוֹן
/səˈmæriə, -ˈmɛəriə/) is the Graecized form of the Hebrew name Shomron. is derived from the individual (or clan) Shemer (Hebrew: שמר), from whom King Omri (ruled 880s–870s BCE) purchased the hill on which he built his new capital city of Shomron (Samaria For more info click here
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28:9 But a prophet of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was there, whose name was Odedעוֹדֵד
is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible, He was from Samaria For more info click here
: and he went out before the host that came to Samariaשֹׁמְרוֹן
/səˈmæriə, -ˈmɛəriə/) is the Graecized form of the Hebrew name Shomron. is derived from the individual (or clan) Shemer (Hebrew: שמר), from whom King Omri (ruled 880s–870s BCE) purchased the hill on which he built his new capital city of Shomron (Samaria For more info click here
, and said to them, Look, because YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of your fathers was angry with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and ya’ll have killed them in a rage that reaches up to heaven.
28:10 And now ya’ll purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen to you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your God?
28:11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ya’ll have taken captive of your brothers: for the fierce wrath of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
is upon you.
28:12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,
28:13 And said to them, ya’ll shall not bring in the captives here: for whereas we have offended against YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
already, ya’ll intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.
28:14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.
28:15 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 brothers: then they returned to Samariaשֹׁמְרוֹן
/səˈmæriə, -ˈmɛəriə/) is the Graecized form of the Hebrew name Shomron. is derived from the individual (or clan) Shemer (Hebrew: שמר), from whom King Omri (ruled 880s–870s BCE) purchased the hill on which he built his new capital city of Shomron (Samaria For more info click here
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28:16 At that time did king Ahazאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
28:17 For again the Edomites had come and struck Judah, and carried away captives.
28:18 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 of it, and Timnah with the villages of it, Gimzo also and the villages of it: and they lived there.
28:19 For YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
brought Judah low because of Ahazאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
.
28:20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came to him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.
28:21 For Ahazאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
took away a portion out of the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, 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.
28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: this is that king Ahaz.
28:23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which struck 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.
28:24 And Ahazאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
28:25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of his fathers.
28:26 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.

Hezekiah succeeds Ahaz

28:27 And Ahazאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchers ˈsepəlkər (British sepulchre)
noun – a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried. — verb [with object] literary lay or bury in or as if in a sepulcher: tomes are soon out of print and sepulchered in the dust of libraries. – serve as a burial place for – Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepulcrum ‘burial place’, from sepelire ‘bury’.
of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiahחִזְקִיָּהוּ‎
(/ˌhɛzɪˈkaɪ.ə/; romanized: Ḥīzqīyyahū), or Ezekias[c] (born c. 741 BCE, sole ruler c. 716/15–687/86 or 697–642), was the son of Ahaz and the 13th king of Judah
his son reigned in his place.

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