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2 Kings 16


1  In the seventeenth7651 6240 year8141 of Pekah6492 the son1121 of Remaliah7425 Ahaz271 the son1121 of Jotham3147 king4428 of Judah3063 began to reign.4427

2  Twenty6242 years8141 old1121 was Ahaz271 when he began to reign,4427 and reigned4427 sixteen8337 6240 years8141 in Jerusalem,3389 and did6213 not3808 that which was right3477 in the sight5869 of the LORD3068 his God,430 like David1732 his father.1

3  But he walked1980 in the way1870 of the kings4428 of Israel,3478 yea,1571 and made 853 his son1121 to pass through5674 the fire,784 according to the abominations8441 of the heathen,1471 whom834 853 the LORD3068 cast out3423 from before4480 6440 the children1121 of Israel.3478

4  And he sacrificed2076 and burnt incense6999 in the high places,1116 and on5921 the hills,1389 and under8478 every3605 green7488 tree.6086

5  Then227 Rezin7526 king4428 of Syria758 and Pekah6492 son1121 of Remaliah7425 king4428 of Israel3478 came up5927 to Jerusalem3389 to war:4421 and they besieged6696 5921 Ahaz,271 but could3201 not3808 overcome3898 him.

6  At that1931 time6256 Rezin7526 king4428 of Syria758 recovered7725 853 Elath359 to Syria,758 and drove5394 853 the Jews3064 from Elath:4480 359 and the Syrians726 came935 to Elath,359 and dwelt3427 there8033 unto5704 this2088 day.3117

7  So Ahaz271 sent7971 messengers4397 to413 Tiglathpileser8407 king4428 of Assyria,804 saying,559 I589 am thy servant5650 and thy son:1121 come up,5927 and save3467 me out of the hand4480 3709 of the king4428 of Syria,758 and out of the hand4480 3709 of the king4428 of Israel,3478 which rise up6965 against5921 me.

8  And Ahaz271 took3947 853 the silver3701 and gold2091 that was found4672 in the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and in the treasures214 of the king's4428 house,1004 and sent7971 it for a present7810 to the king4428 of Assyria.804

9  And the king4428 of Assyria804 hearkened8085 unto413 him: for the king4428 of Assyria804 went up5927 against413 Damascus,1834 and took8610 it, and carried the people of it captive1540 to Kir,7024 and slew4191 Rezin.7526

10  And king4428 Ahaz271 went1980 to Damascus1834 to meet7122 Tiglathpileser8407 king4428 of Assyria,804 and saw7200 853 an altar4196 that834 was at Damascus:1834 and king4428 Ahaz271 sent7971 to413 Urijah223 the priest3548 853 the fashion1823 of the altar,4196 and the pattern8403 of it, according to all3605 the workmanship4639 thereof.

11  And Urijah223 the priest3548 built1129 853 an altar4196 according to all3605 that834 king4428 Ahaz271 had sent7971 from Damascus:4480 1834 so3651 Urijah223 the priest3548 made6213 it against5704 king4428 Ahaz271 came935 from Damascus.4480 1834

12  And when the king4428 was come935 from Damascus,4480 1834 the king4428 saw7200 853 the altar:4196 and the king4428 approached7126 to5921 the altar,4196 and offered5927 thereon.5921

13  And he burnt6999 853 his burnt offering5930 and his meat offering,4503 and poured5258 853 his drink offering,5262 and sprinkled2236 853 the blood1818 of his834 peace offerings,8002 upon5921 the altar.4196

14  And he brought7126 also the brazen5178 altar,4196 which834 was before6440 the LORD,3068 from4480 854 the forefront6440 of the house,1004 from between4480 996 the altar4196 and the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and put5414 it on5921 the north6828 side3409 of the altar.4196

15  And king4428 Ahaz271 commanded6680 853 Urijah223 the priest,3548 saying,559 Upon5921 the great1419 altar4196 burn6999 853 the morning1242 burnt offering,5930 and the evening6153 meat offering,4503 and the king's4428 burnt sacrifice,5930 and his meat offering,4503 with the burnt offering5930 of all3605 the people5971 of the land,776 and their meat offering,4503 and their drink offerings;5262 and sprinkle2236 upon5921 it all3605 the blood1818 of the burnt offering,5930 and all3605 the blood1818 of the sacrifice:2077 and the brazen5178 altar4196 shall be1961 for me to inquire1239 by.

16  Thus did6213 Urijah223 the priest,3548 according to all3605 that834 king4428 Ahaz271 commanded.6680

17  And king4428 Ahaz271 cut off7112 853 the borders4526 of the bases,4350 and removed5493 the laver3595 from off4480 5921 them; and took down3381 the sea3220 from off4480 5921 the brazen5178 oxen1241 that834 were under8478 it, and put5414 it upon5921 a pavement4837 of stones.68

18  And the covert4329 for the sabbath7676 that834 they had built1129 in the house,1004 and the king's4428 entry3996 without,2435 turned5437 he from the house1004 of the LORD3068 for4480 6440 the king4428 of Assyria.804

19  Now the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Ahaz271 which834 he did,6213 are they1992 not3808 written3789 in5921 the book5612 of the chronicles1697 3117 of the kings4428 of Judah?3063

20  And Ahaz271 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and was buried6912 with5973 his fathers1 in the city5892 of David:1732 and Hezekiah2396 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478


1 ἐν ἔτει ἑπτακαιδεκάτῳ Φακεε υἱοῦ Ρομελιου ἐβασίλευσεν Αχαζ υἱὸς Ιωαθαμ βασιλέως Ιουδα

2 υἱὸς εἴκοσι ἐτῶν ἦν Αχαζ ἐν τῷ βασιλεύειν αὐτὸν καὶ ἑκκαίδεκα ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ οὐκ ἐποίησεν τὸ εὐθὲς ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς κυρίου θεοῦ αὐτοῦ πιστῶς ὡς Δαυιδ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ

3 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἐν ὁδῷ Ιεροβοαμ υἱοῦ Ναβατ βασιλέως Ισραηλ καί γε τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ διῆγεν ἐν πυρὶ κατὰ τὰ βδελύγματα τῶν ἐθνῶν ὧν ἐξῆρεν κύριος ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ

4 καὶ ἐθυσίαζεν καὶ ἐθυμία ἐν τοῖς ὑψηλοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν βουνῶν καὶ ὑποκάτω παντὸς ξύλου ἀλσώδους

5 τότε ἀνέβη Ραασσων βασιλεὺς Συρίας καὶ Φακεε υἱὸς Ρομελιου βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ εἰς Ιερουσαλημ εἰς πόλεμον καὶ ἐπολιόρκουν ἐπὶ Αχαζ καὶ οὐκ ἐδύναντο πολεμεῖν

6 ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ ἐπέστρεψεν Ραασσων βασιλεὺς Συρίας τὴν Αιλαθ τῇ Συρίᾳ καὶ ἐξέβαλεν τοὺς Ιουδαίους ἐξ Αιλαθ καὶ Ιδουμαῖοι ἦλθον εἰς Αιλαθ καὶ κατῴκησαν ἐκεῖ ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης

7 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Αχαζ ἀγγέλους πρὸς Θαγλαθφελλασαρ βασιλέα Ἀσσυρίων λέγων δοῦλός σου καὶ υἱός σου ἐγώ ἀνάβηθι καὶ σῶσόν με ἐκ χειρὸς βασιλέως Συρίας καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς βασιλέως Ισραηλ τῶν ἐπανισταμένων ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ

8 καὶ ἔλαβεν Αχαζ τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ τὸ χρυσίον τὸ εὑρεθὲν ἐν θησαυροῖς οἴκου κυρίου καὶ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἀπέστειλεν τῷ βασιλεῖ δῶρα

9 καὶ ἤκουσεν αὐτοῦ βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων καὶ ἀνέβη βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων εἰς Δαμασκὸν καὶ συνέλαβεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἀπῴκισεν αὐτὴν καὶ τὸν Ραασσων ἐθανάτωσεν

10 καὶ ἐπορεύθη βασιλεὺς Αχαζ εἰς ἀπαντὴν τῷ Θαγλαθφελλασαρ βασιλεῖ Ἀσσυρίων εἰς Δαμασκόν καὶ εἶδεν τὸ θυσιαστήριον ἐν Δαμασκῷ καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Αχαζ πρὸς Ουριαν τὸν ἱερέα τὸ ὁμοίωμα τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου καὶ τὸν ῥυθμὸν αὐτοῦ εἰς πᾶσαν ποίησιν αὐτοῦ

11 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν Ουριας ὁ ἱερεὺς τὸ θυσιαστήριον κατὰ πάντα ὅσα ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Αχαζ ἐκ Δαμασκοῦ

12 καὶ εἶδεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ θυσιαστήριον καὶ ἀνέβη ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸ

13 καὶ ἐθυμίασεν τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν θυσίαν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν σπονδὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ προσέχεεν τὸ αἷμα τῶν εἰρηνικῶν τῶν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον

14 καὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χαλκοῦν τὸ ἀπέναντι κυρίου καὶ προσήγαγεν ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ οἴκου κυρίου ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ οἴκου κυρίου καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸ ἐπὶ μηρὸν τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου κατὰ βορρᾶν

15 καὶ ἐνετείλατο ὁ βασιλεὺς Αχαζ τῷ Ουρια τῷ ἱερεῖ λέγων ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ μέγα πρόσφερε τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν τὴν πρωινὴν καὶ τὴν θυσίαν τὴν ἑσπερινὴν καὶ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ τὴν θυσίαν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ τὴν θυσίαν αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν σπονδὴν αὐτῶν καὶ πᾶν αἷμα ὁλοκαυτώσεως καὶ πᾶν αἷμα θυσίας ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸ προσχεεῖς καὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ χαλκοῦν ἔσται μοι εἰς τὸ πρωί

16 καὶ ἐποίησεν Ουριας ὁ ἱερεὺς κατὰ πάντα ὅσα ἐνετείλατο αὐτῷ ὁ βασιλεὺς Αχαζ

17 καὶ συνέκοψεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Αχαζ τὰ συγκλείσματα τῶν μεχωνωθ καὶ μετῆρεν ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν τὸν λουτῆρα καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν καθεῖλεν ἀπὸ τῶν βοῶν τῶν χαλκῶν τῶν ὑποκάτω αὐτῆς καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὴν ἐπὶ βάσιν λιθίνην

18 καὶ τὸν θεμέλιον τῆς καθέδρας ᾠκοδόμησεν ἐν οἴκῳ κυρίου καὶ τὴν εἴσοδον τοῦ βασιλέως τὴν ἔξω ἐπέστρεψεν ἐν οἴκῳ κυρίου ἀπὸ προσώπου βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων

19 καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ τῶν λόγων Αχαζ ὅσα ἐποίησεν οὐχὶ ταῦτα γεγραμμένα ἐπὶ βιβλίῳ λόγων τῶν ἡμερῶν τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν Ιουδα

20 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη Αχαζ μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐτάφη ἐν πόλει Δαυιδ καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν Εζεκιας υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾽ αὐτοῦ


‎1 ‏בִּשְׁנַת֙ שְׁבַֽע־עֶשְׂרֵ֣ה שָׁנָ֔ה לְפֶ֖קַח בֶּן־רְמַלְיָ֑הוּ מָלַ֛ךְ אָחָ֥ז בֶּן־יוֹתָ֖ם מֶ֥לֶךְ יְהוּדָֽה׃

‎2 ‏בֶּן־עֶשְׂרִ֤ים שָׁנָה֙ אָחָ֣ז בְּמָלְכ֔וֹ וְשֵׁשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵ֣ה שָׁנָ֔ה מָלַ֖ךְ בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְלֹא־עָשָׂ֣ה הַיָּשָׁ֗ר בְּעֵינֵ֛י יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהָ֖יו כְּדָוִ֥ד אָבִֽיו׃

‎3 ‏וַיֵּ֕לֶךְ בְּדֶ֖רֶךְ מַלְכֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְגַ֤ם אֶת־בְּנוֹ֙ הֶעֱבִ֣יר בָּאֵ֔שׁ כְּתֹֽעֲבוֹת֙ הַגּוֹיִ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר הוֹרִ֤ישׁ יְהוָה֙ אֹתָ֔ם מִפְּנֵ֖י בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎4 ‏וַיְזַבֵּ֧חַ וַיְקַטֵּ֛ר בַּבָּמ֖וֹת וְעַל־הַגְּבָע֑וֹת וְתַ֖חַת כָּל־עֵ֥ץ רַעֲנָֽן׃

‎5 ‏אָ֣ז יַעֲלֶ֣ה רְצִ֣ין מֶֽלֶךְ־אֲ֠רָם וּפֶ֨קַח בֶּן־רְמַלְיָ֧הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לַמִּלְחָמָ֑ה וַיָּצֻ֙רוּ֙ עַל־אָחָ֔ז וְלֹ֥א יָכְל֖וּ לְהִלָּחֵֽם׃

‎6 ‏בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֗יא הֵ֠שִׁיב רְצִ֨ין מֶֽלֶךְ־אֲרָ֤ם אֶת־אֵילַת֙ לַֽאֲרָ֔ם וַיְנַשֵּׁ֥ל אֶת־הַיְהוּדִ֖ים מֵֽאֵיל֑וֹת וארמים וַֽאֲדוֹמִים֙3 בָּ֣אוּ אֵילַ֔ת וַיֵּ֣שְׁבוּ שָׁ֔ם עַ֖ד הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃ פ

‎7 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח אָחָ֜ז מַלְאָכִ֗ים אֶל־תִּ֠גְלַת פְּלֶ֤סֶר מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁוּר֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר עַבְדְּךָ֥ וּבִנְךָ֖ אָ֑נִי עֲלֵ֨ה וְהוֹשִׁעֵ֜נִי מִכַּ֣ף מֶֽלֶךְ־אֲרָ֗ם וּמִכַּף֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הַקּוֹמִ֖ים עָלָֽי׃

‎8 ‏וַיִּקַּ֨ח אָחָ֜ז אֶת־הַכֶּ֣סֶף וְאֶת־הַזָּהָ֗ב הַנִּמְצָא֙ בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה וּבְאֹֽצְר֖וֹת בֵּ֣ית הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וַיִּשְׁלַ֥ח לְמֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֖וּר שֹֽׁחַד׃

‎9 ‏וַיִּשְׁמַ֤ע אֵלָיו֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר וַיַּעַל֩ מֶ֨לֶךְ אַשּׁ֤וּר אֶל־דַּמֶּ֙שֶׂק֙ וַֽיִּתְפְּשֶׂ֔הָ וַיַּגְלֶ֖הָ קִ֑ירָה וְאֶת־רְצִ֖ין הֵמִֽית׃

‎10 ‏וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ אָחָ֡ז לִ֠קְרַאת תִּגְלַ֨ת פִּלְאֶ֤סֶר מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁוּר֙ דּוּמֶּ֔שֶׂק וַיַּ֥רְא אֶת־הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בְּדַמָּ֑שֶׂק וַיִּשְׁלַח֩ הַמֶּ֨לֶךְ אָחָ֜ז אֶל־אוּרִיָּ֣ה הַכֹּהֵ֗ן אֶת־דְּמ֧וּת הַמִּזְבֵּ֛חַ וְאֶת־תַּבְנִית֖וֹ לְכָֽל־מַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ׃

‎11 ‏וַיִּ֛בֶן אוּרִיָּ֥ה הַכֹּהֵ֖ן אֶת־הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חַ כְּכֹ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־שָׁלַח֩ הַמֶּ֨לֶךְ אָחָ֜ז מִדַּמֶּ֗שֶׂק כֵּ֤ן עָשָׂה֙ אוּרִיָּ֣ה הַכֹּהֵ֔ן עַד־בּ֥וֹא הַמֶּֽלֶךְ־אָחָ֖ז מִדַּמָּֽשֶׂק׃

‎12 ‏וַיָּבֹ֤א הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ מִדַּמֶּ֔שֶׂק וַיַּ֥רְא הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ אֶת־הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חַ וַיִּקְרַ֥ב הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ עַל־הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ וַיַּ֥עַל עָלָֽיו׃

‎13 ‏וַיַּקְטֵ֤ר אֶת־עֹֽלָתוֹ֙ וְאֶת־מִנְחָת֔וֹ וַיַּסֵּ֖ךְ אֶת־נִסְכּ֑וֹ וַיִּזְרֹ֛ק אֶת־דַּֽם־הַשְּׁלָמִ֥ים אֲשֶׁר־ל֖וֹ עַל־הַמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃

‎14 ‏וְאֵ֨ת הַמִּזְבַּ֣ח הַנְּחֹשֶׁת֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָה֒ וַיַּקְרֵ֗ב מֵאֵת֙ פְּנֵ֣י הַבַּ֔יִת מִבֵּין֙ הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ וּמִבֵּ֖ין בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה וַיִּתֵּ֥ן אֹת֛וֹ עַל־יֶ֥רֶךְ הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ צָפֽוֹנָה׃

‎15 ‏ויצוהו וַיְצַוֶּ֣ה הַמֶּֽלֶךְ־אָ֠חָז אֶת־אוּרִיָּ֨ה הַכֹּהֵ֜ן לֵאמֹ֗ר עַ֣ל הַמִּזְבֵּ֣חַ הַגָּד֡וֹל הַקְטֵ֣ר אֶת־עֹֽלַת־הַבֹּקֶר֩ וְאֶת־מִנְחַ֨ת הָעֶ֜רֶב וְֽאֶת־עֹלַ֧ת הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ וְאֶת־מִנְחָת֗וֹ וְ֠אֵת עֹלַ֞ת כָּל־עַ֤ם הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ וּמִנְחָתָ֣ם וְנִסְכֵּיהֶ֔ם וְכָל־דַּ֥ם עֹלָ֛ה וְכָל־דַּם־זֶ֖בַח עָלָ֣יו תִּזְרֹ֑ק וּמִזְבַּ֧ח הַנְּחֹ֛שֶׁת יִֽהְיֶה־לִּ֖י לְבַקֵּֽר׃

‎16 ‏וַיַּ֖עַשׂ אוּרִיָּ֣ה הַכֹּהֵ֑ן כְּכֹ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּ֖ה הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ אָחָֽז׃

‎17 ‏וַיְקַצֵּץ֩ הַמֶּ֨לֶךְ אָחָ֜ז אֶת־הַמִּסְגְּר֣וֹת הַמְּכֹנ֗וֹת וַיָּ֤סַר מֵֽעֲלֵיהֶם֙ ואת־ אֶת־ הַכִּיֹּ֔ר וְאֶת־הַיָּ֣ם הוֹרִ֔ד מֵעַ֛ל הַבָּקָ֥ר הַנְּחֹ֖שֶׁת אֲשֶׁ֣ר תַּחְתֶּ֑יהָ וַיִּתֵּ֣ן אֹת֔וֹ עַ֖ל מַרְצֶ֥פֶת אֲבָנִֽים׃

‎18 ‏וְאֶת־מיסך מוּסַ֨ךְ הַשַּׁבָּ֜ת אֲשֶׁר־בָּנ֣וּ בַבַּ֗יִת וְאֶת־מְב֤וֹא הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ הַֽחִיצ֔וֹנָה הֵסֵ֖ב בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה מִפְּנֵ֖י מֶ֥לֶךְ אַשּֽׁוּר׃

‎19 ‏וְיֶ֛תֶר דִּבְרֵ֥י אָחָ֖ז אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֑ה הֲלֹא־הֵ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֗ים עַל־סֵ֛פֶר דִּבְרֵ֥י הַיָּמִ֖ים לְמַלְכֵ֥י יְהוּדָֽה׃

‎20 ‏וַיִּשְׁכַּ֤ב אָחָז֙ עִם־אֲבֹתָ֔יו וַיִּקָּבֵ֥ר עִם־אֲבֹתָ֖יו בְּעִ֣יר דָּוִ֑ד וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ חִזְקִיָּ֥הוּ בְנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ פ


1 Anno decimoseptimo Phacee filii Romeliæ, regnavit Achaz filius Joatham regis Juda.

2 Viginti annorum erat Achaz cum regnare cœpisset, et sedecim annis regnavit in Jerusalem. Non fecit quod erat placitum in conspectu Domini Dei sui sicut David pater ejus,

3 sed ambulavit in via regum Israël: insuper et filium suum consecravit, transferens per ignem secundum idola gentium, quæ dissipavit Dominus coram filiis Israël.

4 Immolabat quoque victimas, et adolebat incensum in excelsis, et in collibus, et sub omni ligno frondoso.

5 Tunc ascendit Rasin rex Syriæ, et Phacee filius Romeliæ rex Israël, in Jerusalem ad præliandum: cumque obsiderent Achaz, non valuerunt superare eum.

6 In tempore illo restituit Rasin rex Syriæ, Ailam Syriæ, et ejecit Judæos de Aila: et Idumæi venerunt in Ailam, et habitaverunt ibi usque in diem hanc.

7 Misit autem Achaz nuntios ad Theglathphalasar regem Assyriorum, dicens: Servus tuus, et filius tuus ego sum: ascende, et salvum me fac de manu regis Syriæ, et de manu regis Israël, qui consurrexerunt adversum me.

8 Et cum collegisset argentum et aurum quod inveniri potuit in domo Domini et in thesauris regis, misit regi Assyriorum munera.

9 Qui et acquievit voluntati ejus: ascendit enim rex Assyriorum in Damascum, et vastavit eam, et transtulit habitatores ejus Cyrenen: Rasin autem interfecit.

10 Perrexitque rex Achaz in occursum Theglathphalasar regis Assyriorum in Damascum: cumque vidisset altare Damasci, misit rex Achaz ad Uriam sacerdotem exemplar ejus, et similitudinem juxta omne opus ejus.

11 Exstruxitque Urias sacerdos altare: juxta omnia quæ præceperat rex Achaz de Damasco, ita fecit sacerdos Urias donec veniret rex Achaz de Damasco.

12 Cumque venisset rex de Damasco, vidit altare, et veneratus est illud: ascenditque et immolavit holocausta et sacrificium suum,

13 et libavit libamina, et fudit sanguinem pacificorum quæ obtulerat super altare.

14 Porro altare æreum quod erat coram Domino, transtulit de facie templi, et de loco altaris, et de loco templi Domini: posuitque illud ex latere altaris ad aquilonem.

15 Præcepit quoque rex Achaz Uriæ sacerdoti, dicens: Super altare majus offer holocaustum matutinum, et sacrificium vespertinum, et holocaustum regis, et sacrificium ejus, et holocaustum universi populi terræ, et sacrificia eorum, et libamina eorum: et omnem sanguinem holocausti, et universum sanguinem victimæ super illud effundes: altare vero æreum erit paratum ad voluntatem meam.

16 Fecit igitur Urias sacerdos juxta omnia quæ præceperat rex Achaz.

17 Tulit autem rex Achaz cælatas bases, et luterem qui erat desuper: et mare deposuit de bobus æreis qui sustentabant illud, et posuit super pavimentum stratum lapide.

18 Musach quoque sabbati quod ædificaverat in templo: et ingressum regis exterius convertit in templum Domini propter regem Assyriorum.

19 Reliqua autem verborum Achaz quæ fecit, nonne hæc scripta sunt in libro sermonum dierum regum Juda?

20 Dormivitque Achaz cum patribus suis, et sepultus est cum eis in civitate David: et regnavit Ezechias filius ejus pro eo.

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