2 Kings 16
the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.
2Twenty 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.
3But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass
through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.
4And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the
high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
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.
6At that time Rezin king
of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this
7So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser
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.
Ahaz took 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.
the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people
of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser 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.
11And 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.
12And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the
altar, and offered thereon.
13And he burnt
his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon
14And he brought also the 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.
Ahaz 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 enquire by.
did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.
17And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver 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.
18And 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.
19Now 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?
20And Ahaz slept with
his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.