|2nd Chronicles 27|
King James Bible
Wherefore the LORD his God delivered4 him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote55 him, and carried away4 a great multitude of them captives, and brought55 [them] to Damascus. And he was also delivered12 into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote55 him with a great slaughter.
But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name [was] Oded: and he went out4 before the host that came6 to Samaria, and said4 unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered1 them into your hand, and ye have slain4 them in a rage [that] reacheth up52 unto heaven.
Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up4 against them that came6 from the war,
And said4 unto them, Ye shall not bring in55 the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the LORD [already], ye intend6 to add53 [more] to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and [there is] fierce wrath against Israel.
And the men which were expressed8 by name rose up,4 and took55 the captives, and with the spoil clothed52 all that were naked among them, and arrayed55 them, and shod55 them, and gave them to eat55 and to drink,55 and anointed4 them, and carried17 all the feeble6 of them upon asses, and brought55 them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, 8558 5899 to their brethren: then they returned4 to Samaria.
The Philistines also had invaded1 the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken4 Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt4 there.
For he sacrificed4 unto the gods of Damascus, which smote56 him: and he said,4 Because the gods of the kings of Syria help56 them, [therefore] will I sacrifice17 to them, that they may help4 me. But they were the ruin53 of him, and of all Israel.
And Ahaz gathered4 together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces17 the vessels of the house of God, and shut up4 the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made4 him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
And Ahaz slept4 with his fathers, and they buried4 him in the city, [even] in Jerusalem: but they brought52 him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned4 in his stead.
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