2 Kings 16:2

“Twentie yeeres olde was Ahaz when hee began to reigne, and reigned sixteene yeeres in Ierusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord his God, like Dauid his father:”

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Other Translations

Twenty years old [was] Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.
- King James Version

Ahaz {was} twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David {had done.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and he did not that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah his God, like David his father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king; he was ruling for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord his God, as David his father did.
- Basic English Bible

Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not what was right in the sight of Jehovah his God, like David his father,
- Darby Bible

Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.
- Webster's Bible

Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and he didn't do that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh his God, like David his father.
- World English Bible

A son of twenty years [is] Ahaz in his reigning, and sixteen years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and he hath not done that which [is] right in the eyes of Jehovah his God, like David his father,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not that which was right in the eyes of the LORD his God, like David his father.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Kings 16

  • Engle
    Jews in the new testamnet are Edomites, they inhabited Judea after this. This is who Jesus called sons of the devil and liars and murderers. The small number of Israelites remaining in Judea heard Jesus word and followed him. Edomites descend from Esau who God hated.
  • Rony Castão Pereira
    The Lord God put before us the blessing or curse. King of Israel choose a curse worshipping false gods.
  • The Bible is being for filled. The Syrians drove the Jewish people out of Elath, and they dwell there until this day. There is no Peace there.
  • Cedric cabilao
    i thank GOD for His kindness He never stops loving His children He protects them and guides them. He is the provider of everething.
  • ROBERT COTTMAN SR
    i enjoyed it. i love the old testiment.i know the old testiment is the new testiment consealed, and the new testiment is the old testiment revield.

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