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2 Chronicles 28:16


28:16 At that time King Ahaz asked the king 1  of Assyria for help.

2 Chronicles 28:20-21

28:20 King Tiglath-pileser 2  of Assyria came, but he gave him more trouble than support. 3  28:21 Ahaz gathered riches 4  from the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and the officials and gave them to the king of Assyria, but that did not help.

1 tc Most Hebrew mss read the plural, “kings,” but one Hebrew ms, the LXX and Vulgate read the singular “king.” Note the singular in v. 20.

2 tn Heb “Tilgath-pilneser,” a variant spelling of Tiglath-pileser.

3 tn Heb “and he caused him distress and did not strengthen him.”

4 tn Heb “divided up,” but some read חִלֵּץ (khillets, “despoiled”).

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