2 Chronicles 28:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2076 [e]וַיִּזְבַּ֗ח
way-yiz-baḥ,
For he sacrificedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
430 [e]לֵֽאלֹהֵ֣י
lê-lō-hê
to the godsPrep-l | N-mpc
1834 [e]דַרְמֶשֶׂק֮
ḏar-me-śeq
of DamascusN-proper-fs
5221 [e]הַמַּכִּ֣ים
ham-mak-kîm
which had defeatedArt | V-Hifil-Prtcpl-mp
  בּוֹ֒
bōw
himPrep | 3ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
way-yō-mer,
and sayingConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3588 [e]כִּ֠י
becauseConj
430 [e]אֱלֹהֵ֤י
’ĕ-lō-hê
the godsN-mpc
4428 [e]מַלְכֵֽי־
mal-ḵê-
of the kingsN-mpc
758 [e]אֲרָם֙
’ă-rām
of SyriaN-proper-fs
1992 [e]הֵ֚ם
hêm
arePro-3mp
5826 [e]מַעְזְרִ֣ים
ma‘-zə-rîm
helpingV-Hifil-Prtcpl-mp
853 [e]אוֹתָ֔ם
’ō-w-ṯām,
themDirObjM | 3mp
  לָהֶ֥ם
lā-hem
to themPrep | 3mp
2076 [e]אֲזַבֵּ֖חַ
’ă-zab-bê-aḥ
I will sacrificeV-Piel-Imperf-1cs
5826 [e]וְיַעְזְר֑וּנִי
wə-ya‘-zə-rū-nî;
that they may help meConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjImperf-3mp | 1cs
1992 [e]וְהֵ֛ם
wə-hêm
but theyConj-w | Pro-3mp
1961 [e]הָֽיוּ־
hā-yū-
wereV-Qal-Perf-3cp
  ל֥וֹ
lōw
of himPrep | 3ms
3782 [e]לְהַכְשִׁיל֖וֹ
lə-haḵ-šî-lōw
the ruinPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf | 3ms
3605 [e]וּלְכָל־
ū-lə-ḵāl-
and of allConj-w, Prep-l | N-msc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
yiś-rā-’êl.
IsraelN-proper-ms









Hebrew Texts
דברי הימים ב 28:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּזְבַּ֗ח לֵֽאלֹהֵ֣י דַרְמֶשֶׂק֮ הַמַּכִּ֣ים בֹּו֒ וַיֹּ֗אמֶר כִּ֠י אֱלֹהֵ֤י מַלְכֵֽי־אֲרָם֙ הֵ֚ם מַעְזְרִ֣ים אֹותָ֔ם לָהֶ֥ם אֲזַבֵּ֖חַ וְיַעְזְר֑וּנִי וְהֵ֛ם הָֽיוּ־לֹ֥ו לְהַכְשִׁילֹ֖ו וּלְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

דברי הימים ב 28:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויזבח לאלהי דרמשק המכים בו ויאמר כי אלהי מלכי־ארם הם מעזרים אותם להם אזבח ויעזרוני והם היו־לו להכשילו ולכל־ישראל׃

דברי הימים ב 28:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויזבח לאלהי דרמשק המכים בו ויאמר כי אלהי מלכי־ארם הם מעזרים אותם להם אזבח ויעזרוני והם היו־לו להכשילו ולכל־ישראל׃

דברי הימים ב 28:23 Hebrew Bible
ויזבח לאלהי דרמשק המכים בו ויאמר כי אלהי מלכי ארם הם מעזרים אותם להם אזבח ויעזרוני והם היו לו להכשילו ולכל ישראל׃

Parallel Verses
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 …

2 Kings 16:12,13 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: …

Damascus [heb] Darmesek
Because the gods

Habakkuk 1:11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing …

sacrifice to them

Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs …

Jeremiah 44:15-18 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense to …

But they were

Isaiah 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall …

Jeremiah 44:20-28 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men, and to the women, …

Hosea 13:9 O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

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