2 Chronicles 28:23

Overview - 2 Chronicles 28
Ahaz reigning very wickedly, is greatly afflicted by the Syrians.
Judah being captivated by the Israelites, is sent home by the counsel of Oded the prophet.
16 Ahaz sending for aid to Assyria, is not helped thereby.
22 In his distress he grows more idolatrous.
26 He dying, Hezekiah succeeds him.
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2 Chronicles 28:23  (King James Version)
For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
 


For he sacrificed
This passage, says Mr. Hallet, greatly surprised me; for the sacred historian is here represented as saying, "The gods of Damascus had smitten Ahaz." But it is impossible to suppose that an inspired author should say this; for the Scripture every where represents the heathen idols as nothing and vanity, and as incapable of doing either good or hurt. All difficulty is avoided if we follow the old Hebrew copies, from which the Greek translation was made: "And king Ahaz said, I will seek to the gods of Damascus which have smitten me."
25:14 2 Kings 16:12 2 Kings 16:13

Damascus
Hebrew Darmesek. Because the gods.
Habakkuk 1:11

sacrifice to them
Jeremiah 10:5 ; 44:15-18

But they were
Isaiah 1:28 ; Jeremiah 44:20-28 ; Hosea 13:9
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