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2 Chronicles 28

Ahaz reigning very wickedly is greatly afflicted by the Syrians.

2 Chronicles 28:1 Ahaz was twenty yere old when he beganne to raygne, & raygned syxtene yere in Ierusalem, and he dyd not that which is ryght in the syght of the Lorde, as dyd his father Dauid: 2 Chronicles 28:2 For he walked in þe wayes of þe kynges of Israel, & made molten ymages for Baalim. 2 Chronicles 28:3 He offered incense in the valeye of the sonne of Hinnom, and burnt hys chyldren in fyre after the abominacions of the Heithen, whom the Lord cast out before the chyldren of Israel. 2 Chronicles 28:4 He offered also, and burnt incense in hilaulters and on mountayns and vnder euery grene tre. 2 Chronicles 28:5 Wherfore the Lorde his God delyuered him into the hande of the kynge of the Siriens: which bet him, & caried awaye a great multitude of hys captiue, and brought them to Damascon. And he was delyuered into the hande of the kynge of Israel, which smote him with a greate slaughter.

Judah being captivated by the Israelites is sent home by the counsel of Obed the prophet.

2 Chronicles 28:6 For Pekah the sonne of Remaliahu slue in Iuda an hundred & twentye thousande in one daye, which were all fyghtinge men: and that because they had forsaken the Lorde God of theyr fathers. 2 Chronicles 28:7 And Zichria mightye man of Ephraim slue Maasiahu the kynges sonne, & Africa the gouernour of the house, and Elcana þt was next to the kynge. 2 Chronicles 28:8 And the children of Israel toke prisoners of theyr brethren, two hundred thousande wemen, sonnes, & daughters, & caryed awaye moche spoyle of them, & brought the spoyle to Samaria. 2 Chronicles 28:9 But there was a prophete of the Lordes (whose name was Obed) and he went out before þe host that came to Samaria, & sayde vnto them. Beholde, because the Lorde God of youre fathers is wroth wt Iuda, he hath delyuered them into youre hande. And ye haue slayne them with cruelnesse, þt reacheth vp to heauen. 2 Chronicles 28:10 And nowe ye purpose to kepe vnder the chyldren of Iuda and Ierusalem, and to make them bondmen and bondwemen. And do ye not lade youre selues with synne in the syght of þe Lorde youre God? 2 Chronicles 28:11 Nowe heare me therfore, and delyuer the captyues agayne which ye haue taken of youre brethren. for els shall þe great wrath of God be vpon you. 2 Chronicles 28:12 Wherfore, certayne of the heedes of the chyldren of Ephraim, as Asaria the sonne of Iehohanan. Berechiahu the sonne of Mesillemoth, and Iehezkiahu the sonne of Sallum, and Amasa the sonne of Hadlai, stode vp agaynst them that came from the warre, 2 Chronicles 28:13 and sayde vnto them: bringe not in the captiues hyther. For where as we haue offended towarde God allreadye, ye entende to adde more to our synnes & trespace. For our trespace is great allready, and there is a fearce wrath agaynst Israel. 2 Chronicles 28:14 And vpon that, the men of armes lefte the captiues and the spoyle before the Lordes and all the congregacyon. 2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men that were nowe rehearsed by name, rose vp, and toke the prisoners, & with the spoyle clothed all þt were naked amonge them, and arayed them, & shoed them, & gaue them to eate and to drinke, & anoynted them, and caryed all that were feble of them vpon asses, & brought them to Iericho (the cytie of Paulme trees) to theyr brethren: & then they returned to Samaria agayne.

Ahaz sending for aid to Assyria is not helped thereby.

2 Chronicles 28:16 At that same tyme dyd kyng Ahaz send vnto þe kynges of Assur, to haue helpe of them. 2 Chronicles 28:17 And the Edomites came agayne, and slue some of Iuda, and caryed awaye captyues. 2 Chronicles 28:18 And the Philistines inuaded the cities in the lowe countrey, and towarde the south of Iuda: & toke Bethsames, & Aialon, and Gederoth, and Socho with the townes longynge therto, and Thimna with the townes of the same: Gimso, and the townes therof, and dwelt there. 2 Chronicles 28:19 For the Lord brought Iuda lowe, because of Ahaz kynge of Iuda, which made Iuda naked, & transgressed sore against the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 28:20 And Thilgath pilneser kynge of þe Assyrians came vpon him, and troubled him rather then strengthed hym. 2 Chronicles 28:21 For Ahaz toke awaye a porcion out of the house of the Lorde, and out of the kynges house, & out of þe Lordes houses, & gaue vnto the kynge of the Assyrians: and yet it helped him not.

In his distress he groweth more idolatrous.

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the very tyme of hys tribulacion dyd kyng Ahaz trespace yet moare agaynst the Lord. 2 Chronicles 28:23 For he offered vnto the Gods of them of Damasco, which bette hym, & he sayd: because the Gods of the kynges of Syria healpe them, therfore wyll I offer to them, that they maye helpe me also. But they were his destruccyon, and the destruccion of all Israel. 2 Chronicles 28:24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and brake them, and shut vp the dores of the house of the Lord, and made him aulters in euery corner of Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 28:25 And in all the cities of Iuda he made hyllaulters, to burne incense vnto other Gods, & angred the Lorde God of his fathers.

He dying, Hezekiah succeedeth him.

2 Chronicles 28:26 The rest of hys actes and hys workes fyrst and last: beholde, they are written in the boke of the kynges of Iuda & Israel. 2 Chronicles 28:27 And Ahaz slepte with hys fathers, & they buryed hym in the cytie of Ierusalem: but brought hym not vnto the sepulchres of the kynges of Israel. And Hezekia his sonne raygned in hys steade.

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