And the men that have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm-trees, unto their brethren; then they returned to Samaria.
At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the Lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns thereof, and Timnah with the towns thereof, Gimzo also and the towns thereof; and they dwelt there.
For HaShem brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he had cast away restraint in Judah, and acted treacherously against HaShem.
And Tillegath-pilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.
For Ahaz stripped the house of HaShem, and the house of the king and the princes, and gave thereof unto the king of Assyria; but it helped him not.
And in the time of his distress did he act even more treacherously against HaShem, this same king Ahaz.
For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him; and he said: 'Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me.' But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of G-d, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of G-d, and shut up the doors of the house of HaShem; and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
And in every city of Judah he made high places to offer unto other gods, and provoked HaShem, the G-d of his fathers.
Now the rest of his acts, and all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem; for they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.