ב בֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה אָחָז בְּמָלְכוֹ וְשֵׁשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה מָלַךְ בִּירוּשָׁלִָם וְלֹא עָשָׂה הַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהָיו כְּדָוִד אָבִיו.
4 And he sacrificed and offered in the high places, and on the hills, and under every leafy tree.
ד וַיְזַבֵּחַ וַיְקַטֵּר בַּבָּמוֹת וְעַל הַגְּבָעוֹת וְתַחַת כָּל עֵץ רַעֲנָן.
16:6 And the Edomites came to Eilat
The city of Eilat, located on the shores of the Red Sea, had been conquered by King David and built into an important port by King Solomon. Here it is reconquered by Edom, the descendants of Esau. But foreign rule over any part of the Land of Israel is only temporary. During Israel’s War of Independence in 1949, the Israel Defense Forces were able to reclaim Eilat. Today this city serves both as an important port and a popular destination for tourists. Just as in the time of King Solomon, it plays a critical role in Israel’s economy.
7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Ashur, saying: ‘I am thy servant and thy son; come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Aram, and out of the hand of the king of Yisrael, who rise up against me.’
10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Ashur, and saw the Mizbayach that was at Damascus; and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the Kohen the fashion of the Mizbayach, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.
13 And he offered his burnt-offering and his meal-offering, and poured his drink-offering, and dashed the blood of his peace-offerings against the Mizbayach.
יג וַיַּקְטֵר אֶת עֹלָתוֹ וְאֶת מִנְחָתוֹ וַיַּסֵּךְ אֶת נִסְכּוֹ וַיִּזְרֹק אֶת דַּם הַשְּׁלָמִים אֲשֶׁר לוֹ עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ.
15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the Kohen, saying: ‘Upon the great Mizbayach offer the morning burnt-offering, and the evening meal-offering, and the king’s burnt-offering, and his meal-offering, with the burnt-offering of all the people of the land, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings; and dash against it all the blood of the burnt-offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice; but the brazen Mizbayach shall be for me to look to.’
טו ויצוהו (וַיְצַוֶּה) הַמֶּלֶךְ אָחָז אֶת אוּרִיָּה הַכֹּהֵן לֵאמֹר עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ הַגָּדוֹל הַקְטֵר אֶת עֹלַת הַבֹּקֶר וְאֶת מִנְחַת הָעֶרֶב וְאֶת עֹלַת הַמֶּלֶךְ וְאֶת מִנְחָתוֹ וְאֵת עֹלַת כָּל עַם הָאָרֶץ וּמִנְחָתָם וְנִסְכֵּיהֶם וְכָל דַּם עֹלָה וְכָל דַּם זֶבַח עָלָיו תִּזְרֹק וּמִזְבַּח הַנְּחֹשֶׁת יִהְיֶה לִּי לְבַקֵּר.
17 And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver 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.
יז וַיְקַצֵּץ הַמֶּלֶךְ אָחָז אֶת הַמִּסְגְּרוֹת הַמְּכוֹנֹת וַיָּסַר מֵעֲלֵיהֶם ואת (אֶת ) הַכִּיֹּר וְאֶת הַיָּם הוֹרִד מֵעַל הַבָּקָר הַנְּחֹשֶׁת אֲשֶׁר תַּחְתֶּיהָ וַיִּתֵּן אֹתוֹ עַל מַרְצֶפֶת אֲבָנִים.
18 And the covered place for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king’s entry without, turned he unto the house of Hashem, because of the king of Ashur.
יח וְאֶת מיסך (מוּסַךְ) הַשַּׁבָּת אֲשֶׁר בָּנוּ בַבַּיִת וְאֶת מְבוֹא הַמֶּלֶךְ הַחִיצוֹנָה הֵסֵב בֵּית יְהוָה מִפְּנֵי מֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר.
19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yehuda?