The Pelishtim also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Yehudah, and had taken Beit-Shemesh, and Ayalon, and Kederot, and Sokho with the towns of it, and Timnah with the towns of it, Gimzo also and the towns of it: and they lived there.
For the LORD brought Yehudah low because of Achaz king of Yisra'el; for he had dealt wantonly in Yehudah, and trespassed severely against the LORD.
Tilgat-Pilne'eser king of Ashshur came to him, and distressed him, but didn't strengthen him.
For Achaz took away a portion out of the house of the LORD, and out of the house of the king and of the princes, and gave it to the king of Ashshur: but it didn't help him.
In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD, this same king Achaz.
For he sacrificed to the gods of Dammesek, which struck him; and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Yisra'el.
Achaz 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 Yerushalayim.
In every city of Yehudah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked to anger the LORD, the God of his fathers.
Now the rest of his acts, and all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Yehudah and Yisra'el.
Achaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Yerushalayim; for they didn't bring him into the tombs of the kings of Yisra'el: and Hizkiyahu his son reigned in his place.