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2 Kings 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Ahaz Reigns over Judah

(2Ch 28:1–27 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:1 - In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, became king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:2 - Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned for 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:3 - But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and he even made his son pass through the fire, in accordance with the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had [fn]driven out before the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:4 - And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:5 - Then Rezin the king of Aram and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem for war; and they besieged Ahaz, but [fn]were not capable of fighting him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:6 - At that time Rezin king of Aram restored Elath to Aram, and drove the Judeans away from [fn]Elath; and the [fn]Arameans came to Elath and have lived there to this day.

Ahaz Seeks Help of Assyria

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:7 - So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your son; come up and save me from the [fn]hand of the king of Aram, and from the [fn]hand of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:8 - And Ahaz 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 gift to the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:9 - So the king of Assyria listened to him; and the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and captured it, and led the people of it into exile to Kir, and put Rezin to death.

Damascus Falls

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:10 - Now King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he saw the altar which was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the [fn]pattern of the altar and its model, according to all its workmanship.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:11 - So Urijah the priest built an altar; according to everything that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, in that way Urijah the priest made it, [fn]before the coming of King Ahaz from Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:12 - And when the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and [fn]went up to it,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:13 - and [fn]burned his burnt offering and his meal offering, and poured out his [fn]drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:14 - And the bronze altar, which was before the LORD, [fn]he brought from the front of the house, from between his altar and the house of the LORD, and he put it on the north side of his altar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:15 - Then King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, “Upon the great altar [fn]burn the morning burnt offering, the evening meal offering, the king’s burnt offering and his meal offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, their meal offering, and their [fn]drink offerings; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice. But the bronze altar shall be for me, for making inquiries.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:16 - So Urijah the priest acted in accordance with everything that King Ahaz commanded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:17 - Then King Ahaz cut off the borders of the stands, and removed the wash basin from them; he also took down the [fn]Sea from the bronze oxen which were under it and put it on a pavement of stone.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:18 - And 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

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:19 - Now as for the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:20 - So Ahaz [fn]lay down with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and his son Hezekiah reigned in his place.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or dispossessed
Or did not prevail in fighting
Heb Eloth
As in some ancient versions; MT Edomites
Lit palm
Lit palm
Lit likeness
Lit until
Or offered on it
Lit offered up in smoke
I.e., libation
Lit he also
Lit offer up in smoke
I.e., libations
I.e., a very large basin
I.e., died

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