Ahaz continues to sin against God
22 In this time of trouble, this same King Ahaz did more and more bad things against the Lord. 23 He gave sacrifices to the gods of the people in Damascus because those people had beaten him. So, he thought, ‘The gods of the kings of Syria are helping them. So perhaps they will help me if I give sacrifices to them.’ But that caused very bad trouble for him and for all Israel.
24 Ahaz took away all the things that were in God's house. And he cut them into pieces. He shut the doors of the house of the Lord. And he built altars for himself at the corner of every street in Jerusalem. 25 He built high places in every town in Judah to burn oils with sweet smells to other gods. So he made the Lord, the God of his ancestors, very angry.