2 Chronicles 28:16-21 Expanded Bible (EXB)
At that time the Edomites came again and attacked Judah and carried away ·prisoners [captives]. So King Ahaz sent to the king of Assyria for help. 18 The Philistines also ·robbed [raided; invaded] the towns in the ·western hills [L Shephelah] and in ·southern [L the Negev of] Judah. They captured the towns of Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco, Timnah, and Gimzo, and the villages around them. Then the Philistines ·lived [settled] in those towns. 19 The Lord ·brought trouble on [humbled; humiliated; or subdued] Judah because Ahaz their king ·led the people of Judah to sin [acted without restraint/irresponsibly], and he was ·very [completely; utterly] unfaithful to the Lord. 20 Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came to Ahaz, but he ·gave Ahaz trouble instead of help [oppressed him rather than helped him]. 21 Ahaz ·took some valuable things from [plundered] the ·Temple [L house] of the Lord, from the ·palace [L house], and from the ·princes [officials], and he gave them to the king of Assyria, but it did not help.