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2 Kings 16 (WEBP)

[1] In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.
[2] Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. He didn’t do that which was right in Yahweh his God’s eyes, like David his father.
[3] But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom Yahweh cast out from before the children of Israel.
[4] He sacrificed and burned incense in the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
[5] Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war. They besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.
[6] At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drove the Jews from Elath; and the Syrians came to Elath, and lived there to this day.
[7] So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath Pileser 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, who rise up against me.”
[8] Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in Yahweh’s house, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.
[9] The king of Assyria listened to him; and the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and took it, and carried its people captive to Kir, and killed Rezin.
[10] King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and saw the altar that was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest a drawing of the altar and plans to build it.
[11] Urijah the priest built an altar. According to all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so Urijah the priest made it for the coming of King Ahaz from Damascus.
[12] When the king had come from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king came near to the altar, and offered on it.
[13] He burned his burnt offering and his meal offering, poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar.
[14] The bronze altar, which was before Yahweh, he brought from the front of the house, from between his altar and Yahweh’s house, and put it on the north side of his altar.
[15] King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, “On the great altar 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 drink offerings; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice; but the bronze altar will be for me to inquire by.”
[16] Urijah the priest did so, according to all that King Ahaz commanded.
[17] King Ahaz cut off the panels of the bases, and removed the basin from off them, and took down the sea from off the bronze oxen that were under it, and put it on a pavement of stone.
[18] He removed the covered way for the Sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king’s outer entrance to Yahweh’s house, because of the king of Assyria.
[19] Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, aren’t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
[20] Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in David’s city; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.

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2 Kings 16 (KJVS)

[1] In the seventeenth H7651 H6240 H8141 year H8141 of Pekah H6492 the son H1121 of Remaliah H7425 Ahaz H271 the son H1121 of Jotham H3147 king H4428 of Judah H3063 began to reign H4427 (8804).
[2] Twenty H6242 years H8141 old H1121 [was] Ahaz H271 when he began to reign H4427 (8800), and reigned H4427 (8804) sixteen H8337 H6240 years H8141 in Jerusalem H3389, and did H6213 (8804) not [that which was] right H3477 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068 his God H430, like David H1732 his father H1.
[3] But he walked H3212 (8799) in the way H1870 of the kings H4428 of Israel H3478, yea, and made his son H1121 to pass through H5674 (8689) the fire H784, according to the abominations H8441 of the heathen H1471, whom the LORD H3068 cast out H3423 (8689) from before H6440 the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[4] And he sacrificed H2076 (8762) and burnt incense H6999 (8762) in the high places H1116, and on the hills H1389, and under every green H7488 tree H6086.
[5] Then Rezin H7526 king H4428 of Syria H758 and Pekah H6492 son H1121 of Remaliah H7425 king H4428 of Israel H3478 came up H5927 (8799) to Jerusalem H3389 to war H4421: and they besieged H6696 (8799) Ahaz H271, but could H3201 (8804) not overcome H3898 (8736) [him].
[6] At that time H6256 Rezin H7526 king H4428 of Syria H758 recovered H7725 (8689) Elath H359 to Syria H758 (8675) H130, and drave H5394 (8762) the Jews H3064 from Elath H359: and the Syrians H726 came H935 (8804) to Elath H359, and dwelt H3427 (8799) there unto this day H3117.
[7] So Ahaz H271 sent H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 to Tiglathpileser H8407 king H4428 of Assyria H804, saying H559 (8800), I [am] thy servant H5650 and thy son H1121: come up H5927 (8798), and save H3467 (8685) me out of the hand H3709 of the king H4428 of Syria H758, and out of the hand H3709 of the king H4428 of Israel H3478, which rise up H6965 (8801) against me.
[8] And Ahaz H271 took H3947 (8799) the silver H3701 and gold H2091 that was found H4672 (8737) in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and in the treasures H214 of the king’s H4428 house H1004, and sent H7971 (8799) [it for] a present H7810 to the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[9] And the king H4428 of Assyria H804 hearkened H8085 (8799) unto him: for the king H4428 of Assyria H804 went up H5927 (8799) against Damascus H1834, and took H8610 (8799) it, and carried [the people of] it captive H1540 (8686) to Kir H7024, and slew H4191 (8689) Rezin H7526.
[10] And king H4428 Ahaz H271 went H3212 (8799) to Damascus H1834 to meet H7125 (8800) Tiglathpileser H8407 king H4428 of Assyria H804, and saw H7200 (8799) an altar H4196 that [was] at Damascus H1834: and king H4428 Ahaz H271 sent H7971 (8799) to Urijah H223 the priest H3548 the fashion H1823 of the altar H4196, and the pattern H8403 of it, according to all the workmanship H4639 thereof.
[11] And Urijah H223 the priest H3548 built H1129 (8799) an altar H4196 according to all that king H4428 Ahaz H271 had sent H7971 (8804) from Damascus H1834: so Urijah H223 the priest H3548 made H6213 (8804) [it] against king H4428 Ahaz H271 came H935 (8800) from Damascus H1834.
[12] And when the king H4428 was come H935 (8799) from Damascus H1834, the king H4428 saw H7200 (8799) the altar H4196: and the king H4428 approached H7126 (8799) to the altar H4196, and offered H5927 (8686) thereon.
[13] And he burnt H6999 (8686) his burnt offering H5930 and his meat offering H4503, and poured H5258 (8686) his drink offering H5262, and sprinkled H2236 (8799) the blood H1818 of his peace offerings H8002, upon the altar H4196.
[14] And he brought H7126 (8686) also the brasen H5178 altar H4196, which [was] before H6440 the LORD H3068, from the forefront H6440 of the house H1004, from between the altar H4196 and the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and put H5414 (8799) it on the north H6828 side H3409 of the altar H4196.
[15] And king H4428 Ahaz H271 commanded H6680 (8762) Urijah H223 the priest H3548, saying H559 (8800), Upon the great H1419 altar H4196 burn H6999 (8685) the morning H1242 burnt offering H5930, and the evening H6153 meat offering H4503, and the king’s H4428 burnt sacrifice H5930, and his meat offering H4503, with the burnt offering H5930 of all the people H5971 of the land H776, and their meat offering H4503, and their drink offerings H5262; and sprinkle H2236 (8799) upon it all the blood H1818 of the burnt offering H5930, and all the blood H1818 of the sacrifice H2077: and the brasen H5178 altar H4196 shall be for me to enquire H1239 (8763) [by].
[16] Thus did H6213 (8799) Urijah H223 the priest H3548, according to all that king H4428 Ahaz H271 commanded H6680 (8765).
[17] And king H4428 Ahaz H271 cut off H7112 (8762) the borders H4526 of the bases H4350, and removed H5493 (8686) the laver H3595 from off them; and took down H3381 (8689) the sea H3220 from off the brasen H5178 oxen H1241 that [were] under it, and put H5414 (8799) it upon a pavement H4837 of stones H68.
[18] And the covert H4329 (8675) H4329 for the sabbath H7676 that they had built H1129 (8804) in the house H1004, and the king’s H4428 entry H3996 without H2435, turned H5437 (8689) he from the house H1004 of the LORD H3068 for H6440 the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[19] Now the rest H3499 of the acts H1697 of Ahaz H271 which he did H6213 (8804), [are] they not written H3789 (8803) in the book H5612 of the chronicles H1697 H3117 of the kings H4428 of Judah H3063?
[20] And Ahaz H271 slept H7901 (8799) with his fathers H1, and was buried H6912 (8735) with his fathers H1 in the city H5892 of David H1732: and Hezekiah H2396 his son H1121 reigned H4427 (8799) in his stead.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Kings 16 (YLT)

[1] In the seventeenth year of Pekah son of Remaliah reigned hath Ahaz son of Jotham king of Judah.
[2] A son of twenty years is Ahaz in his reigning, and sixteen years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and he hath not done that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah his God, like David his father,
[3] and he walketh in the way of the kings of Israel, and also his son he hath caused to pass over into fire, according to the abominations of the nations that Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel,
[4] and he sacrificeth and maketh perfume in high places, and on the heights, and under every green tree.
[5] Then doth Rezin king of Aram go up, and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, to Jerusalem, to battle, and they lay siege to Ahaz, and they have not been able to fight.
[6] At that time hath Rezin king of Aram brought back Elath to Aram, and casteth out the Jews from Elath, and the Aramaeans have come in to Elath, and dwell there unto this day.
[7] And Ahaz sendeth messengers unto Tiglath-Pileser king of Asshur, saying, ‘Thy servant and thy son am I; come up and save me out of the hand of the king of Aram, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me.’
[8] And Ahaz taketh the silver and the gold that is found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the house of the king, and sendeth to the king of Asshur-a bribe.
[9] And hearken unto him doth the king of Asshur, and the king of Asshur goeth up unto Damascus, and seizeth it, and removeth the people of it to Kir, and Rezin he hath put to death.
[10] And king Ahaz goeth to meet Tiglath-Pileser king of Asshur at Damascus, and seeth the altar that is in Damascus, and king Ahaz sendeth unto Urijah the priest the likeness of the altar, and its pattern, according to all its work,
[11] and Urijah the priest buildeth the altar according to all that king Ahaz hath sent from Damascus; so did Urijah the priest till the coming in of king Ahaz from Damascus.
[12] And the king cometh in from Damascus, and the king seeth the altar, and the king draweth near on the altar, and offereth on it,
[13] and perfumeth his burnt-offering, and his present, and poureth out his libation, and sprinkleth the blood of the peace-offerings that he hath, on the altar.
[14] As to the altar of brass that is before Jehovah-he bringeth it near from the front of the house, from between the altar and the house of Jehovah, and putteth it on the side of the altar, northward.
[15] And king Ahaz commandeth him-Urijah the priest-saying, ‘On the great altar perfume the burnt-offering of the morning, and the present of the evening, and the burnt-offering of the king, and his present, and the burnt-offering of all the people of the land, and their present, and their libations; and all the blood of the burnt-offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice, on it thou dost sprinkle, and the altar of brass is to me to inquire by.’
[16] And Urijah the priest doth according to all that king Ahaz commanded.
[17] And king Ahaz cutteth off the borders of the bases, and turneth aside from off them the laver, and the sea he hath taken down from off the brazen oxen that are under it, and putteth it on a pavement of stones.
[18] And the covered place for the sabbath that they built in the house, and the entrance of the king without, he turned from the house of Jehovah, because of the king of Asshur.
[19] And the rest of the matters of Ahaz that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
[20] And Ahaz lieth with his fathers, and is buried with his fathers, in the city of David, and reign doth Hezekiah his son in his stead.