New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king approached to the altar, and offered upon 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ahaz went to Damascus - He had received so much help on the defeat of Rezin, that he went to Damascus to meet the king of Assyria, and render him thanks.
Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar - This was some idolatrous altar, the shape and workmanship of which pleased Ahaz so well that he determined to have one like it at Jerusalem. For this he had no Divine authority, and the compliance of Urijah was both mean and sinful. That Ahaz did this for an idolatrous purpose, is evident from 2 Chronicles 28:21-25 : "For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus; - and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, I will sacrifice to them, that they may help me. And he made high places to burn incense to other gods in every city of Judah."
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2 Kings 16:11
So Uriah the priest built an altar in accordance with all the plans that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus and finished it before King Ahaz returned.
2 Kings 16:13
He offered up his burnt offering and grain offering, poured out his drink offering, and splashed the blood of his fellowship offerings against the altar.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 26:19
Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the LORD's temple, leprosy broke out on his forehead.
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