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2nd Chronicles chapter 28

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Achaz reign @ 20 yrs old for 16 yrs - Rah

(2 Kings 16:1-4)

28:1 Achaz [was] twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Yerushalayim: but he not [that which was] right in the sight of YHWH (יהוה), like David his father:

28:2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Yisra'el, and made also molten images for Baalim.

28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom YHWH (יהוה) had cast out before the Benai Yisra'el.

28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

28:5 Wherefore YHWH (יהוה) Elohav delivered him into the hand of the melekh Aram; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought [them] to Darmasek. And he was also delivered into the hand of the melekh Yisra'el, who smote him with a great slaughter.

28:6 For Pekah Ben Remalyah slew in Yehudah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, [which were] all valiant men; because they had forsaken YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of their avot.

28:7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Efrayim, slew Ma’aseiyahu (מעשׂיה) the king's son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah [that was] next to the king.

28:8 And the Benai Yisra'el carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, banim, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Shomron.

28:9 But a Navi of YHWH (יהוה) was there, whose name [was] Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Shomron, and said unto them, Hinnei, because YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of your avot was wroth with Yehudah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage [that] reacheth up unto heaven.

28:10 And now ye purpose to keep under the benai Yehudah and Yerushalayim for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: [but are there] not with you, even with you, sins against YHWH (יהוה) Eloheichem?

28:11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of YHWH (יהוה) [is] upon you.

28:12 Then certain of the heads of the benai Efrayim, Azaryah Ben Yohanan, Berekhyah Ben Meshillemot, and Yechizkyahu Ben Shallum, and Amasa Ben Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,

28:13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against YHWH (יהוה) [already], ye intend to add [more] to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and [there is] fierce wrath against Yisra'el.

28:14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the sarim and all the congregation.

28:15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Yericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Shomron.

28:16 At that time did king Achaz send unto the kings of Ashur to help him.

28:17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Yehudah, and carried away captives.

28:18 The Pelishtim also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Yehudah, and had taken Beit-Shemesh, and Ayalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.

28:19 For YHWH (יהוה) brought Yehudah low because of Achaz melekh Yisra'el; for he made Yehudah naked, and transgressed sore against YHWH (יהוה).

28:20 And Tilgat Pilneser melekh Ashur came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.

28:21 For Achaz took away a portion [out] of Beit YHWH (יהוה), and [out] of Beit the king, and of the sarim, and gave [it] unto the melekh Ashur: but he helped him not.

28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against YHWH (יהוה): this [is that] king Achaz.

28:23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Darmasek, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Aram help them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Yisra'el.

28:24 And Achaz gathered together the vessels of Beit Elohim (אלהים), and cut in pieces the vessels of Beit Elohim (אלהים), and shut up the doors of Beit YHWH (יהוה), and he made him altars in every corner of Yerushalayim.

28:25 And in every several city of Yehudah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of avotav.

28:26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, Hinnei, they [are] written in ha sefer the kings of Yehudah and Yisra'el.

28:27 And Achaz slept with avotav, and they buried him in the city, [even] in Yerushalayim: but they brought him not into the kivrot (burial cave) ha melakhim of Yisra'el: and Chizkiyahu (יחזקיּהוּ) his son reigned in his stead.

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