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Instead, he lived like[a] the kings of Israel did. He cast metal images of Baal,[b] burned incense in the Ben-hinnom Valley, and burned his sons[c] as an offering, following the detestable activities of the nations whom the Lord had expelled in front of the people of Israel. He sacrificed and burned incense on high places, on the top of hills, and under every green tree.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 28:2 Lit. he walked in the ways
  2. 2 Chronicles 28:2 I.e. the supreme male deity of the Canaanites
  3. 2 Chronicles 28:3 Lit. and passed his sons through fire

He followed the ways of the kings of Israel and also made idols(A) for worshiping the Baals. He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom(B) and sacrificed his children(C) in the fire, engaging in the detestable(D) practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.

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