2 Kings 16
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1In the eighteenth year of Piqakh, son of Rumalia, King of Israel, Akhaz, son of Yotham, King of Yehuda, became king. 2Akhaz was a son of twenty years when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem and he did not do what is beautiful before LORD JEHOVAH his God, as David his father did. 3And he walked in the way of the Kings of Israel, also he made his son pass through into fire in the manner of the law of the Gentiles whom LORD JEHOVAH destroyed from before the children of Israel. 4And he sacrificed and offered incense on high places and upon the hills and under every thick tree.

5Then Ratsan, King of Aram, and Piqakh, son of Rumalia, King of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to fight with him, and they were not able to fight against him. 6At that time Ratsan, King of Aram, restored Elath to Aram, and he brought out Yehuda from Elath, and the Aramaeans came to Elath and they have dwelt there until today.

7And Akhaz sent a Messenger to TaglathPilasir, King of Assyria, and he said: “I am your Servant and your son. Come up and save me from the hands of the King of Aram and from the hands of the King of Israel who are risen against me!” 8And Akhaz took silver and gold that was found in the house of LORD JEHOVAH and in the house of the treasury of the King, and he sent a gift to the King of Assyria. 9And the King of Assyria heard him and the King of Assyria went up against Darmsuq (Damascus) and seized it and carried it captive to Qir and he killed Ratsan.

10And King Akhaz went on to a meeting of TaglathPilasir King of Assyria to Darmsuq, and he saw an altar that was in Darmsuq, and King Akhaz sent to Uriah the Priest the form of the altar and its structure and all its work. 11And Uriah the Priest made an altar like what King Akhaz sent from Darmsuq; thus Uriah the Priest made before Akhaz the King would come from Darmsuq. 12And the King came from Darmsuq, and King Akhaz saw the altar, and the King came to the altar and offered up upon it. 13And he brought up sacrifices and offerings upon it, and he poured drink offerings and sprinkled blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14And he brought the altar of brass that was before LORD JEHOVAH from before the front of his house, from between the altar and the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and he placed it on the side of the altar at the north. 15And King Akhaz commanded Uriah the Priest and said to him: “On the great altar offer up burnt offering of the dawn and an evening offering, and the sacrifice of the King and its offering and the sacrifice of all the people of the land and their offerings, and their drink offering, and all the blood of the burnt offering and sprinkle upon it all the blood of sacrifice, and the altar of brass shall be mine for inquiry. 16And Uriah the Priest did according to what King Akhaz commanded him.

17And King Akhaz cut off the prominences of the bases and he removed from them the basins, and he took down the sea from the oxen of brass and he placed it on a pavement of stones. 18And the house of the Sabbath that was built in the house of LORD JEHOVAH and the entrance of the gate outsiders, and he turned around the house of LORD JEHOVAH from before the King of Assyria.

19And the rest of the accounts of Akhaz and everything that he did are now written in the book of The Chronicles of the Kings of Yehuda. 20And Akhaz slept with his parents and he was buried with his parents in the city of David, and Hezekiah his son reigned after him.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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