In the seventeenthyear of Pekah the son of RemaliahAhaz the son of Jothamking of Judah began to reign .
2Twentyyearsold was Ahaz when he began to reign , and reignedsixteenyears in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.3
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.4
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every greentree.5
Then Rezinking of Syria and Pekahson of Remaliahking of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besiegedAhaz, but could not overcome him.
At that timeRezinking of SyriarecoveredElath to Syria , and drave the Jews from Elath:a and the Syrianscame to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.