1 The seventeenth year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Ahaz son of Jotham king of Judah, began to reign. 2 Twenty years old was he when he was made king: and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that was right in the eyes of the LORD his God, like David his father: 3 But went in the way of the kings of Israel, and thereto he offered his son in fire, after the abomination of the heathen which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. 4 And he offered and burnt the fat in the hill altars and on the hills and under every green tree.
5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to fight. And they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. 6 At the same time Rezin king of Syria brought Elath again to Syria, and rid the Jews thence. And the Syrians went to Elath and dwelt therein unto this day.
7 Then Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, "I am thy servant and thy son, come and deliver me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which are risen against me." 8 And Ahaz took the silver and the gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasure of the king's house, and sent it for a reward to the king of Assyria. 9 And the king of Assyria hearkened to him, and went to Damascus, and took it, and carried the people away to Kir and slew Rezin.
10 And king Ahaz went against Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, to Damascus. And when he saw a certain altar that was at Damascus, he sent to Uriah the priest the pattern of the altar and the fashion of all the workmanship thereof. 11 And Uriah the priest made an altar in all points like to the pattern which king Ahaz had sent from Damascus, and had finished it by the king's coming from Damascus. 12 And when the king was come from Damascus and saw the altar, he went to it and offered thereon. 13 And he burnt his burnt offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offering, and poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings upon the said altar. 14 And the brazen altar that was before the LORD, he fetched from before the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the said altar.
15 And the king commanded Uriah the Priest, saying, "Upon the great altar set on fire, in the morning, burnt offerings; and in the evening, meat offerings and the king's burnt sacrifice and his meat offering, and the burnt offerings of all the people of the land and their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and pour thereon all the blood of all manner of offerings. But the brazen altar shall be for me, to enquire with." 16 And Uriah the priest did all things as king Ahaz commanded him. 17 And king Ahaz brake the sides of the bottoms and took the lavers from off them, and took down the sea from off the brazen oxen that were under it, and put it upon a pavement of stone. 18 And thereto the pulpit for the Sabbath that they had made in the house, and the king's entry without turned he to the house of the LORD, for fear of the king of Assyria.
19 The rest of the deeds of Ahaz which he did are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. 20 And Ahaz laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his room.