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16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
16 In that time, king Ahaz sent to the king of the Assyrians, requesting assistance.
17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.
17 because the Idumeans had attacked him, and smitten Juda, and taken a number of prisoners.
17 And the Edomites arrived and struck down many of Judah, and they seized great plunder.
18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the Lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns thereof, and Timnah with the towns thereof, Gimzo also and the towns thereof; and they dwelt there.
18 Also the Philistines had made an attack on the cities of the plain country, and the cities of the south of Juda, and taken Baethsamys, and the things in the house of the Lord, and the things in the house of the king, and of the princes: and they gave to the king Ælon, and Galero, and Socho and her villages, and Thamna and her villages, and Gamzo and her villages: and they dwelt there.
19 For YHWH brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he had cast away restraint in Judah, and acted treacherously against the YHWH.
19 For the Lord humbled Juda because of Achaz king of Juda, because he grievously departed from the Lord.
19 For the Lord had humbled Judah because of Ahaz, the king of Judah, since he had stripped it of help, and had shown contempt for the Lord.
20 And Tillegath-pilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.
20 And there came against him Thalgaphellasar king of Assyria, and he afflicted him.
20 And he led against him Tilgath-pilneser, the king of the Assyrians, who also afflicted him and laid waste to him, without resistance.
21 For Ahaz stripped the house of YHWH, and the house of the king and the princes, and gave thereof unto the king of Assyria; but it helped him not.
21 And Achaz took the things that were in the house of the Lord, and the things in the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave them to the king of Assyria: but he was no help to him,
22 And in the time of his distress did he act even more treacherously against YHWH, this same king Ahaz.
22 but only troubled him in his affliction: and he departed yet more from the Lord, and king Achaz said,
22 But they transgressed still more against the LORD: this same King Ahaz.
23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him; and he said: 'Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me.' But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
23 I will seek after the gods of Damascus that smite me. And he said, Forasmuch as the gods of the king of Syria themselves strengthen them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, and they will help me. But they became a stumbling-block to him, and to all Israel.
23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, saying, You are my gods and my lords: to you will I offer worship and to you will I make sacrifice; thus he was a stumbling block to Judah, he sinned and caused all the people of Judah to sin.
24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of YHWH; and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
24 And Achaz removed the vessels of the house of the Lord, and cut them in pieces, and shut the doors of the house of the Lord, and made to himself altars in every corner in Jerusalem
24 And so, Ahaz, having despoiled and broken apart all the vessels of the house of God, closed up the doors of the temple of God, and made for himself altars in all the corners of Jerusalem.
25 And in every city of Judah he made high places to offer unto other gods, and provoked YHWH, the God of his fathers.
25 Also, he constructed altars in all the cities of Judah, in order to burn frankincense, and so he provoked the Lord, the God of his fathers, to wrath.
26 Now the rest of his acts, and all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
26 And the rest of his acts, and his deeds, the first and the last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel.
26 But the rest of his words, and all his works, the first and the last, have been written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem; for they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
27 And Achaz slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David; for they did not bring him into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Ezekias his son reigned in his stead.