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For he sacrificed to 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.'
2 Chronicles 25:14 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir...
2 Kings 16:12,13 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon...
Damascus [heb] Darmesek
Because the gods
Habakkuk 1:11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power to his god.
sacrifice to them
Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them...
Jeremiah 44:15-18 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense to other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude...
But they were
Isaiah 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
Jeremiah 44:20-28 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying...
Hosea 13:9 O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.
Strong's ConcordanceFor 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.
Topical BibleAram Attacking Cause Damascus Defeated Downfall Giving Gods Helped Helping Kings Offerings Ruin Sacrifice Sacrificed Sacrifices Sacrificeth Smiting Smitten Smote Struck Stumble Syria
2 Chronicles Chapter 28 Verse 23
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OT History: 2 Chronicles 28:23 For he sacrificed to the gods (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)