2 Kings 16

1 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah aAhaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign. 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father. 3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, cand made his son to pass through the fire, according to the babominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and don the hills, and under every green tree.

5 eThen Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria frecovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. 7 So Ahaz sent messengers hto gTiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and thy 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. 8 And Ahaz itook the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria. 9 And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and jtook it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.

10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof. 11 And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it against king Ahaz came from Damascus. 12 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and kthe king approached to the altar, and offered thereon. 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. 14 And he brought also lthe brasen altar, which was before the LORD, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the altar. 15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn nthe 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 mto inquire by. 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

17 oAnd king Ahaz cut off pthe borders of the bases, and removed the laver from off them; and took down qthe sea from off the brasen oxen that were under it, and put it upon a pavement of stones. 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 the LORD for the king of Assyria. 19 Now 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? 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and rwas buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

Cross Ref
1a2 Chr 28:1
3b2 Chr 33:2
2 Kin 21:1
2 Kin 21:2
Deu 12:31
cEze 16:20
Jer 7:31
Psa 106:37
2 Chr 28:3
2 Kin 17:17
Deu 18:10
Lev 18:21
4dJer 17:2
Isa 57:5-7
5eIsa 7:1
6f2 Kin 14:22
7g2 Chr 28:20
1 Chr 5:26
h2 Kin 15:29
8i2 Kin 12:18
9jAmo 1:5
12k2 Chr 26:16
2 Chr 26:19
14l2 Chr 4:1
Exo 40:29
Exo 40:6
15mHos 4:12
Isa 2:6
2 Chr 33:6
Gen 44:5
nExo 29:39-41
17o2 Chr 28:24
p1 Kin 7:27
q2 Kin 25:13-16
2 Chr 4:15
20r2 Kin 21:18-26
2 Chr 28:27