Ahaz1 took some of the things from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace and from the princes and presented them to the king of Assyria, but that did not help him.222
In his time of trouble King Ahaz became even more unfaithful3 to the LORD.
He offered sacrifices to the gods4 of Damascus, who had defeated him; for he thought, "Since the gods of the kings of Aram have helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me."5 But they were his downfall and the downfall of all Israel.624
Ahaz gathered together the furnishings7 from the temple of God8 and took them away.a He shut the doors9 of the LORD's temple and set up altars10 at every street corner in Jerusalem.
In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and provoked the LORD, the God of his fathers, to anger.
The other events of his reign and all his ways, from beginning to end, are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
Ahaz rested11 with his fathers and was buried12 in the city of Jerusalem, but he was not placed in the tombs of the kings of Israel. And Hezekiah his son succeeded him as king.