Ahaz Da Judah King
(2 Kings 16:1-20)
1 Ahaz was twenny year ol wen he come king, an he stay king inside Jerusalem fo sixteen year. But he no make jalike his ancesta guy David. He no do da right kine stuff da way Da One In Charge see um. 2 He make jalike da Israel kings. He even melt metal fo make idol kine statues fo da Baal gods. 3 He make sacrifices inside da Ben Hinnom Valley, an put his boys thru da fire fo make one sacrifice. Az was jalike da pilau kine stuff da odda nations do, da peopos Da One In Charge wen push outa da land in front da Israel peopo. 4 He make sacrifice an burn incense on top da sacrifice places, an on top da hills, an unda ery tree dat get plenny leaf.
5 ✡ 28:5: 2Kings 16:5; Isa 7:1Az why his God, Da One In Charge, give him an his guys to da Aram king. Da Aram guys win ova Ahaz army. Dey grab plenny Judah peopo an make dem come prisonas, an take dem Damascus side.
An da Israel king grab Ahaz an his guys too, an kill plenny a dem. 6 Ony take one day fo da Israel king Pekah, Remaliah boy, an his guys fo kill 120,000 Judah army guys, an all a dem, guys dat know how fo fight real good. All dat happen, cuz da Judah peopo wen bag from Da One In Charge, da God fo dea ancesta guys. 7 Zikri, one strong Efraim army guy, kill Maaseiah, King Ahaz boy, an Azrikam da leada guy in charge a da palace, an Elkanah, da numba two guy dat stay in charge unda da king. 8 Da Israel guys catch 200,000 wifes, boys, an girls from dea braddahs da Judah guys. Dey make um prisonas, an dey take plenny stuffs from dem too, dat dey carry back Samaria side.
9 But get one guy Samaria side name Oded, dat talk fo Da One In Charge. He go out fo meet da army guys wen dey come back Samaria town. He tell dem, “You know wat?! Da One In Charge, da God fo yoa ancesta guys, he stay real huhu wit da Judah peopo. Az how come he give you guys da powa fo win ova dem. But you guys wen go all out fo kill dem. You guys wen come real plenny huhu an God in da sky see dat. 10 An now, you guys tink fo make da Judah an Jerusalem guys an wahines yoa slaves! But you guys get blame jalike dem, fo do real bad kine stuff agains yoa God, Da One In Charge. 11 Eh, you lissen! Sen back yoa braddah guys, da Judah guys an wahines dat you guys wen catch an make dem prisonas, cuz Da One In Charge stay real huhu wit you guys!”
12 Den some a da leada guys fo da Efraim ohana: Azariah Jehohanan boy, Berekiah Meshillemot boy, Jehizkiah Shallum boy, an Amasa Hadlai boy, dey stan up agains da guys dat come back from da war. 13 Dey tell, “You guys betta not bring dose prisona guys ova hea! Cuz you know, we goin get da blame fo dat in front Da One In Charge. You guys wen tink fo give us even mo blame awready! An us awready get plenny blame, an Da One In Charge stay real huhu wit us Israel guys!”
14 So da Israel army guys let go da prisonas. Dey all give back all dea stuffs in front all da leada guys an all da Israel peopo. 15 Da guys da peopo wen pick fo take kea da prisonas, an from all da stuffs da army guys wen rip off, dey put clotheses on top all da prisonas dat stay naked. Dey give dem clotheses, slippas, food, an stuff fo drink, an put oil on top dea cuts fo make um come good. All da peopo dat stay weak, dey put dem on top donkeys an lead um. Dass how dey bring dem back nea da odda Judah peopo, to Jericho town, dat dey call Date Palm Town too. An den da Samaria guys go back home.
16 Dat time, Ahaz da Judah king sen messenjas by da Assyria king, fo aks da Assyria king fo help him. 17 Cuz one mo time, da Edom guys wen awready come back an attack da Judah guys, an make um prisonas. 18 Da Filisha guys too, dey go afta some towns inside da low Judah hills an da Negev boonies, an take away prisonas. Dey take ova Bet-Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederot, Soco an da small towns nea dea, Timnah an da small towns nea dea, an Gimzo, an da small towns nea dea, an dey go live inside dose towns. 19 Dass how Da One In Charge wen make da Judah peopo lose face cuz a King Ahaz, da Judah king. Cuz Ahaz no hold back da Judah peopo from do bad kine stuff. Da way Ahaz ack, Da One In Charge no can trus um. 20 Tiglat-Pileser, da Assyria king, come by Ahaz. But he put plenny presha on Ahaz, an no make him come mo strong notting. 21 Ahaz take some a da tings dat cost plenny from da Temple Fo Da One In Charge, an da palace, an da prince guys, an give um to da Assyria king, but dat no help Ahaz too.
22 Da time wen Ahaz get plenny trouble, even mo he ack so Da One In Charge no can trus um. 23 He make sacrifice to da Damascus gods, no matta da Damascus guys wen win ova him. He figga, “Cuz da gods fo da Aram kings wen help dem, I goin make sacrifice fo dose gods, fo dem help me too!” But az was da ting dat make Ahaz an his Judah peopo come weak.
24 Ahaz take all da tings da pries guys use inside da Temple Fo God, an chop um in small piece. He shut da doors fo da Temple Fo Da One In Charge, an put up altars fo odda gods on ery street corna inside Jerusalem. 25 He make sacrifice places on top da hills inside ery town inside Judah, fo burn up sacrifices fo odda gods. Dass how he make Da One In Charge, da God fo his ancesta guys, come real huhu.
26 All da odda stuff dat happen wen Ahaz stay king, an da way he make, from da start to da end, all dat stay write inside da Book Bout Da Kings Fo Judah An Israel. 27 ✡ 28:27: Isa 14:28Ahaz mahke an res wit his ancesta guys. Dey bury him inside Jerusalem town, but dey no put him inside da graves fo da Israel kings. His boy Hezekiah come king afta him.
✡28:5 28:5: 2Kings 16:5; Isa 7:1