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12 And when the king came back from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and (A)the king approached the altar and made offerings on it. 13 So he burned his burnt offering and his grain offering; and he poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14 He also brought (B)the bronze altar which was before the Lord, from the front of the [a]temple—from between the new altar and the house of the Lord—and put it on the north side of the new altar. 15 Then King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, “On the great new altar burn (C)the morning burnt offering, the evening grain offering, the king’s burnt sacrifice, and his grain offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, their grain offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice. And the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by. 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that King Ahaz commanded.

17 (D)And King Ahaz cut off (E)the panels of the carts, and removed the lavers from them; and he took down (F)the Sea from the bronze oxen that were under it, and put it on a pavement of stones. 18 Also he removed the Sabbath pavilion which they had built in the temple, and he removed the king’s outer entrance from the house of the Lord, on account of the king of Assyria.

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 Judah? 20 So Ahaz rested with his fathers, and (G)was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.

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  1. 2 Kings 16:14 Lit. house

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