2 Chronicles 28:24

24 Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and cut them in pieces. He shut the doors of the LORD’s temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 28:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
ESV
24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and he shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
NLT
24 The king took the various articles from the Temple of God and broke them into pieces. He shut the doors of the LORD ’s Temple so that no one could worship there, and he set up altars to pagan gods in every corner of Jerusalem.
MSG
24 He cleaned out The Temple of God of everything useful and valuable, boarded up the doors of The Temple, and then went out and set up pagan shrines for his own use all over Jerusalem.
CSB
24 Then Ahaz gathered up the utensils of God's temple, cut them into pieces, shut the doors of the Lord's temple, and made himself altars on every street corner in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 28:24 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 28:24

And gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut
in pieces the vessels of the house of God
And converted them to his own use, sold them, or melted the gold and silver, of which they were, and made money of them, his treasures being exhausted:

and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord:
that the people might not come and worship there, but on the high places he made:

and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem;
that the priests might sacrifice there, and not in the temple.

2 Chronicles 28:24 In-Context

22 In his time of trouble King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the LORD.
23 He offered sacrifices to the gods 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.” But they were his downfall and the downfall of all Israel.
24 Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and cut them in pieces. He shut the doors of the LORD’s temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem.
25 In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of his ancestors.
26 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.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 29:19
  • 2. S 2 Kings 16:18
  • 3. Malachi 1:10; 2 Chronicles 29:7
  • 4. 2 Chronicles 30:14