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

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

Darby Bible Translation
but walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and even made 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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ahaz was twenty years old - For the difficulties in this chronology, see the notes on 2 Kings 16:2 (note).

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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...

2 Chronicles 22:3,4 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counselor 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...

2 Kings 10:26-28 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them...

molten images

Exodus 34:17 You shall make you no molten gods.

Leviticus 19:4 Turn you not to 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 on her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels...

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'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.'--2 CHRON. xxviii. 23. Ahaz came to the throne when a youth of twenty. From the beginning he reversed the policy of his father, and threw himself into the arms of the heathen party. In a comparatively short reign of sixteen years he stamped out the worship of God, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Exodus 34:17
"Do not make any idols.

Judges 2:11
Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.

2 Chronicles 22:3
He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly.

Jeremiah 32:35
They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded--nor did it enter my mind--that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.

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