2 Chronicles 28:23
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New International Version
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.


New American Standard Bible
For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him, and said, "Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me." But they became the downfall of him and all Israel.


King James Bible
For 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him; he said, "Since the gods of the kings of Aram are helping them, I will sacrifice to them so that they will help me." But they were the downfall of him and of all Israel.


International Standard Version
He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him, reasoning, "The gods of the kings of Aram helped them, so I'll sacrifice to them so they will help me!" But those gods brought about his downfall, and the downfall of all of Israel, too.


American Standard Version
For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him; and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Sacrificed victims to the gods of Damascus that struck him, and he said: The gods of the kings of Syria help them, and I will appease them with victims, and they will help me; whereas on the contrary they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.


Darby Bible Translation
And he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which had smitten him; and he said, Since the gods of the kings of Syria help them, I will sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.


Young's Literal Translation
and he sacrificeth to the gods of Damascus -- those smiting him, and saith, 'Because the gods of the kings of Aram are helping them, to them I sacrifice, and they help me,' and they have been to him to cause him to stumble, and to all Israel.
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Context
Ahaz's Idolatry

22And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz. 23For 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. 24And 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. 25And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God of his fathers.
Cross References
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, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.


Jeremiah 44:17
But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.


Jeremiah 44:18
But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.


Treasury of Scripture

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 Concordance
For 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 Bible
Aram Attacking Cause Damascus Defeated Downfall Giving Gods Helped Helping Kings Offerings Ruin Sacrifice Sacrificed Sacrifices Sacrificeth Smiting Smitten Smote Struck Stumble Syria
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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)
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