2 Kings 16:12
New International Version
When the king came back from Damascus and saw the altar, he approached it and presented offerings on it.

New Living Translation
When the king returned, he inspected the altar and made offerings on it.

English Standard Version
And when the king came from Damascus, the king viewed the altar. Then the king drew near to the altar and went up on it

Berean Study Bible
When the king came back from Damascus and saw the altar, he approached it and presented offerings on it.

King James Bible
And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.

New King James Version
And when the king came back from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king approached the altar and made offerings on it.

New American Standard Bible
And when the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and went up to it,

NASB 1995
When the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and went up to it,

NASB 1977
And when the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and went up to it,

Amplified Bible
When the king came from Damascus, he saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and offered [sacrifices] on it,

Christian Standard Bible
When the king came back from Damascus, he saw the altar. Then he approached the altar and ascended it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the king came back from Damascus, he saw the altar. Then he approached the altar and ascended it.

American Standard Version
And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king drew near unto the altar, and offered thereon.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King came from Darmsuq, and King Akhaz saw the altar, and the King came to the altar and offered up upon it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king saw the altar, and went up to it,

Contemporary English Version
When Ahaz returned, he went to see the altar and to offer sacrifices on it. He walked up to the altar

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the king was come from Damascus, he saw the altar and worshipped it: and went up and offered holocausts, and his own sacrifice.

English Revised Version
And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king drew near unto the altar, and offered thereon.

Good News Translation
On his return from Damascus, Ahaz saw that the altar was finished,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the king came from Damascus, he saw the altar. The king approached the altar and went up to it.

International Standard Version
When the king returned from Damascus, as soon as he saw the altar, he approached it and offered sacrifices on it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king drew near unto the altar, and offered thereon.

Literal Standard Version
And the king comes in from Damascus, and the king sees the altar, and the king draws near on the altar, and offers on it,

NET Bible
When the king arrived back from Damascus and saw the altar, he approached it and offered a sacrifice on it.

New Heart English Bible
When the king had come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king drew near to the altar, and offered on it.

World English Bible
When the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king drew near to the altar, and offered thereon.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king cometh in from Damascus, and the king seeth the altar, and the king draweth near on the altar, and offereth on it,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Damascus Falls
11And Uriah the priest built the altar according to all the instructions King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, and he completed it by the time King Ahaz had returned. 12When the king came back from Damascus and saw the altar, he approached it and presented offerings on it. 13He offered his burnt offering and his grain offering, poured out his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar.…

Cross References
2 Kings 16:11
And Uriah the priest built the altar according to all the instructions King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, and he completed it by the time King Ahaz had returned.

2 Kings 16:13
He offered his burnt offering and his grain offering, poured out his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar.

2 Chronicles 26:16
But when Uzziah grew powerful, his arrogance led to his own destruction. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.

2 Chronicles 26:19
Uzziah, with a censer in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But while he raged against the priests in their presence in the house of the LORD before the altar of incense, leprosy broke out on his forehead.


Treasury of Scripture

And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.

approached

1 Kings 13:1
And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

2 Chronicles 26:16-19
But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense…

2 Chronicles 28:23,25
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…

offered thereon

Numbers 18:4-7
And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you…









(12) The king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.--So the Targum renders. But all the other versions: "The king approached to the altar, and went up thereon." (Comp. 1Kings 12:32-33.) It thus appears that Ahaz, like Uzziah, personally exercised the priestly function of sacrifice.

Verse 12. - And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon. It is not necessarily implied in these words that Ahaz, like Uzziah, usurped the priestly functions, though conceivably he may have done so, and Urijah may have stood tamely by. What the writer has it in his mind to record is that the king, on his return from Damascus, at once made use of the new' altar for his private sacrifices. If he had meant to tax Ahaz with so great a sin as that which brought the curse of leprosy upon Uzziah, he would almost certainly have made his meaning clearer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the king
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

came back
וַיָּבֹ֤א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from Damascus
מִדַּמֶּ֔שֶׂק (mid·dam·me·śeq)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1834: Damascus -- a city in Aram (Syria)

and saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the altar,
הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar

he
הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

approached
וַיִּקְרַ֥ב (way·yiq·raḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

[it]
הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar

and presented offerings
וַיַּ֥עַל (way·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

on it.
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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