2 Chronicles 28:2
New International Version
He followed the ways of the kings of Israel and also made idols for worshiping the Baals.

New Living Translation
Instead, he followed the example of the kings of Israel. He cast metal images for the worship of Baal.

English Standard Version
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images for the Baals,

Berean Study Bible
Instead, he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and even made cast images of the Baals.

King James Bible
For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.

New King James Version
For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made molded images for the Baals.

New American Standard Bible
But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he also made cast metal images for the Baals.

NASB 1995
But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he also made molten images for the Baals.

NASB 1977
But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he also made molten images for the Baals.

Amplified Bible
Instead he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and even made cast images for the Baals.

Christian Standard Bible
for he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and made cast images of the Baals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and made cast images of the Baals.

American Standard Version
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baalim.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He walked in the ways of the Kings of Israel, also he made sacrifices to idols.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, for he made graven images.

Contemporary English Version
and was as sinful as the kings of Israel. He made idols of the god Baal,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; moreover also he cast statues for Baalim.

English Revised Version
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baalim.

Good News Translation
and followed the example of the kings of Israel. He had metal images of Baal made,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He followed the example of the kings of Israel and even made metal idols for worshiping other gods-the Baals.

International Standard Version
Instead, he lived like the kings of Israel did. He cast metal images of Baal,

JPS Tanakh 1917
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baalim.

Literal Standard Version
and walks in the ways of the kings of Israel, and has also made molten images for Ba‘alim,

NET Bible
He followed in the footsteps of the kings of Israel; he also made images of the Baals.

New Heart English Bible
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baals.

World English Bible
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baals.

Young's Literal Translation
and walketh in the ways of the kings of Israel, and also, molten images hath made for Baalim,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ahaz Reigns in Judah
1Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. And unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD. 2Instead, he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and even made cast images of the Baals. 3Moreover, Ahaz burned incense in the Valley of Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations that the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:17
You shall make no molten gods for yourselves.

Judges 2:11
And the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals.

2 Chronicles 22:3
Ahaziah also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor in wickedness.

Jeremiah 32:35
They have built the high places of Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Molech--something I never commanded them, nor had it ever entered My mind, that they should commit such an abomination and cause Judah to sin.


Treasury of Scripture

For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.

For he walked

2 Chronicles 21:6
And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 22:3,4
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counseller to do wickedly…

1 Kings 16:31-33
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him…

molten images

Exodus 34:17
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

Leviticus 19:4
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

Baalim

Judges 2:11,13
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: …

Hosea 2:13,17
And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD…









(2) And made also molten images for Baalim.--For the Baals, i.e., the different aspects or avatars of the Canaanite god. This clause is added by the chronicler, in explanation of the former one; "the way of the kings of Israel" was the state recognition of Baal worship, side by side with that of Jehovah (2Chronicles 21:6; 2Chronicles 22:3-4; comp. 2Chronicles 23:17). But possibly both this and the first clause of 2Chronicles 28:3 have fallen out of the text of Kings. (So Thenius on that passage.)

Verse 2. - Molten images; Hebrew, מַסֵּכות. This was a characteristic sin of Israel, but Judah had not been guilty of making molten images during late reigns.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Instead, he walked
וַיֵּ֕לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in the way
בְּדַרְכֵ֖י (bə·ḏar·ḵê)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the kings
מַלְכֵ֣י (mal·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and even
וְגַ֧ם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

made
עָשָׂ֖ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

cast images
מַסֵּכ֛וֹת (mas·sê·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4541: A pouring over, fusion of metal, a libation, league, a coverlet

of the Baals.
לַבְּעָלִֽים׃ (lab·bə·‘ā·lîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1168: Baal -- a heathen god


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