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Reign of Ahaz

16:1 IN the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah 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
the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.

16:2 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 reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and 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
his God, like David his father.

16:3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to 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
cast out from before the children of Israel.

16:4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
16:5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they surrounded 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
, but could not overcome him.

16:6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath Elath (Hebrew: אֵילַת‎, Modern: Elat was an ancient city mentioned in several places in the Hebrew Bible on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was in the same vicinity as Ezion-Geber. to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath Elath (Hebrew: אֵילַת‎, Modern: Elat was an ancient city mentioned in several places in the Hebrew Bible on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was in the same vicinity as Ezion-Geber.: and the Syrians came to Elath Elath (Hebrew: אֵילַת‎, Modern: Elat was an ancient city mentioned in several places in the Hebrew Bible on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was in the same vicinity as Ezion-Geber., and stayed there to this day.
16:7 So 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
sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I am your servant and your son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.

16:8 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
took the silver and gold that was found in 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 in the treasures of the king’s house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

16:9 And the king of Assyria listened to him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and killed Rezin.

Ahaz’s strange altar and idolatry

16:10 And king Ahaz (Hebrew: אָחָז, ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥazReign 732–716 BC went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and 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
sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship of it.

16:11 And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that 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
had sent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it against 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
came from Damascus.

16:12 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.
16:13 And he burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon the altar.
16:14 And he brought also the brasen altar, which was before 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
, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and 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 put it on the north side of the altar.

16:15 And 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
commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king’s burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to inquire by.

16:16 So did Urijah the priest, according to all that 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
commanded.

The Temple spoiled

16:17 And 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
cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the lavers noun archaic or literary a basin or similar container used for washing oneself. (in biblical use) a large brass bowl for the ritual ablutions of Jewish priests. from off them; and took down the sea from off the brasen oxen that were under it, and put it upon the pavement of stones.

16:18 And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king’s entry without, turned he from 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
for the king of Assyria.

Hezekiah succeeds Ahaz

16:19 Now the rest of the acts 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
which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

16:20 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 was buried with his fathers in the city of David: 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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