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distressed him, but strengthened him not.
CH2 28:21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the LORD,
and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto
the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.
CH2 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more
against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.
CH2 28:23 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.
CH2 28:24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God,
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