19 The LORD had humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel,a for he had promoted wickedness in Judah and had been most unfaithful to the LORD.
20 Tiglath-Pileserb king of Assyria came to him, but he gave him trouble instead of help.
21 Ahaz took some of the things from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace and from the officials and presented them to the king of Assyria, but that did not help him.