Coverdale(i) 1 Achas was twentye yeare olde whan he was made kynge, and reigned sixtene yeare at Ierusalem, and dyd not that which was righte in the sighte of the LORDE, as did Dauid his father, 2 but walked in the wayes of the kinges of Israel, and made molten ymages vnto Baalim, 3 and brent incense in the valley of the children of Hennon, and bret his awne sonnes in ye fire, after the abhominacions of the Heithen, who the LORDE expelled before the childre of Israel. 4 And he dyd sacrifice and brent incense vpon the hye places and vpon the hilles, and amoge all grene trees. 5 Therfore dyd the LORDE his God delyuer him in to the hande of the kynge of Syria, so that they smote him, and caryed awaye a greate multitude of his men presoners, and broughte them to Damascon. He was geuen also vnder the hande of the kynge of Israel, so yt he dyd a greate slaughter vpon him. 6 For Pecah the sonne of Romelia smote in Iuda an hundreth & twentye thousande in one daye (which all were valeaunt men) eue because they had forsaken ye LORDE God of their fathers. 7 And Sichri a mightie ma of Ephraim slewe Maeseia ye kinges sonne, & Asrikam the prynce of the house, & Elkana the nexte vnto the kynge. 8 And the children of Israel caried of their brethren presoners two hundreth thousande, wemen, sonnes and doughters, and toke a greate spoyle from them, and broughte the spoyle vnto Samaria. 9 But eue there was there a prophet of ye LORDE, whose name was Obed, which wete out to mete ye hoost that came to Samaria, and sayde vnto them: Beholde, because the LORDE God of youre fathers is wroth at Iuda, therfore hath he geuen them ouer in to youre handes: but ye haue slayne them so abhominably, that it is come vnto heaue. 10 Now thinke ye to subdue the children of Iuda and Ierusalem, to be bondmen and bondmaydens vnto you. Is not this a trespace then wt you agaynst the LORDE yor God? 11 Herken now vnto me, and sende ye presoners hence agayne, whom ye haue caried awaye from youre brethren: for the wrath of ye LORDE is fearce ouer you. 12 Then gat vp certayne of the chefe of the children of Ephraim, Asarias the sonne of Iohanan, Barachias the sonne of Mesillemoth, Ezechias the sonne of Sallum, & Amasa ye sonne of Hadlai, agaynst them yt came from ye battayll, 13 & sayde vnto them: Ye shal not brynge the presoners in hither, for youre mynde is but to make vs trespace before the LORDE, to make oure synnes and offences the greater: for the trespace is to moch allready, & the wrath is fearce ouer Israel. 14 So the hoost lefte the presoners & the spoyle before ye rulers and before the whole cogregacion. 15 Then stode vp the men (which now were rehearced by name) and toke the presoners, and as many as were naked amonge them, clothed they with ye spoyles, & deckte them, and put shues vpon their fete, and gaue the to eate and drynke, and anoynted them, and caried them vpon asses (as many as were feble) and broughte them to Iericho to ye Palme cite vnto their brethren, and came agayne to Samaria. 16 At the same tyme sent kynge Achas vnto the kynges of Assur, yt they shulde helpe him. 17 And the Edomites came agayne, and smote Iuda, and caried some awaye captyue. 18 The Philistynes also fell in to the cities in the playne, & towarde ye south parte of Iuda, & wanne Beth Semes, Aialon, Gederoth, and Socho with the vyllages therof, Timna wt the vyllages therof, & Gimso with the vyllages therof, and dwelt therin. 19 For ye LORDE subdued Iuda for Achas sake ye kynge of Iuda, because he made Iuda naked, and rebelled agaynst the LORDE. 20 And Teglatpilnesser the kynge of Assur came agaynst him, and beseged him, & he was not mightie ynough for him. 21 For Achas spoyled the house of the LORDE, and the kynges house, and of the rulers, to geue vnto ye kynge of Assur, but it helped him not. 22 Morouer kinge Achas trespaced yet more against the LORDE euen in his trouble, 23 and dyd sacrifyce vnto the goddes of them of Damascon, which had smitten him, & sayde: The goddes of the kynges of Syria helpe them, therfore wil I offre vnto them, that they maye helpe me also, where as the same yet were a fall vnto him and to all Israel. 24 And Achas gathered the vessels of ye house of God together, and brake the vessels in ye house of God, & shut the dores of the house of ye LORDE, and made him altares in all corners at Ierusalem, 25 and euery where in the cyties of Iuda made he hye places to burne incense vnto other goddes, and prouoked ye LORDE God of his fathers vnto wrath. 26 What more there is to saye of him and of all his wayes (both first and last) beholde, it is wrytten in the boke of the kynges of Iuda and Israel. 27 And Achas fell on slepe with his fathers, and they buried him in ye cite of Ierusalem: for they brought him not amonge the sepulcres of the kynges of Israel. And Ezechias his sonne was kynge in his steade.