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 2 Chronicles 28:1 - 27
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 28
28:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD.
 
28:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and also made cast idols for worshiping the Baals.
 
28:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
 
28:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.
 
28:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore the LORD his God handed him over to the king of Aram. The Arameans defeated him and took many of his people as prisoners and brought them to Damascus. He was also given into the hands of the king of Israel, who inflicted heavy casualties on him.
 
28:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In one day Pekah son of Remaliah killed a hundred and twenty thousand soldiers in Judah - because Judah had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers.
 
28:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Zicri, an Ephraimite warrior, killed Maaseiah the king's son, Azrikam the officer in charge of the palace, and Elkanah, second to the king.
 
28:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Israelites took captive from their kinsmen two hundred thousand wives, sons and daughters. They also took a great deal of plunder, which they carried back to Samaria.
 
28:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But a prophet of the LORD named Oded was there, and he went out to meet the army when it returned to Samaria. He said to them, "Because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand. But you have slaughtered them in a rage that reaches to heaven.
 
28:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And now you intend to make the men and women of Judah and Jerusalem your slaves. But aren't you also guilty of sins against the LORD your God?
 
28:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now listen to me! Send back your fellow countrymen you have taken as prisoners, for the LORD's fierce anger rests on you."
 
28:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then some of the leaders in Ephraim - Azariah son of Jehohanan, Berekiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai - confronted those who were arriving from the war.
 
28:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You must not bring those prisoners here," they said, "or we will be guilty before the LORD. Do you intend to add to our sin and guilt? For our guilt is already great, and his fierce anger rests on Israel."
 
28:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the soldiers gave up the prisoners and plunder in the presence of the officials and all the assembly.
 
28:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the plunder they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink, and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on donkeys. So they took them back to their fellow countrymen at Jericho, the City of Palms, and returned to Samaria.
 
28:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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At that time King Ahaz sent to the king F96 of Assyria for help.
 
28:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Edomites had again come and attacked Judah and carried away prisoners,
 
28:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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while the Philistines had raided towns in the foothills and in the Negev of Judah. They captured and occupied Beth Shemesh, Aijalon and Gederoth, as well as Soco, Timnah and Gimzo, with their surrounding villages.
 
28:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD had humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, F97 for he had promoted wickedness in Judah and had been most unfaithful to the LORD.
 
28:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Tiglath-Pileser F98 king of Assyria came to him, but he gave him trouble instead of help.
 
28:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ahaz took some of the things from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace and from the princes and presented them to the king of Assyria, but that did not help him.
 
28:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In his time of trouble King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the LORD.
 
28:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus, who had defeated him; for he thought, "Since the gods of the kings of Aram have helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me." But they were his downfall and the downfall of all Israel.
 
28:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and took them away. F99 He shut the doors of the LORD's temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem.
 
28:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and provoked the LORD, the God of his fathers, to anger.
 
28:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The other events of his reign and all his ways, from beginning to end, are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
 
28:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ahaz rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of Jerusalem, but he was not placed in the tombs of the kings of Israel. And Hezekiah his son succeeded him as king.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F96 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint and Vulgate (see also 2 Kings 16:7); most Hebrew manuscripts kings
F97 That is, Judah, as frequently in 2 Chronicles
F98 Hebrew Tilgath-Pilneser, a variant of Tiglath-Pileser
F99 Or and cut them up

 
 

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