For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus who defeated him, and he said, “Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, I will sacrifice to them so that they will help me.” But they caused him and all Israel to stumble. Bible see other translations

“to stumble.” The idol gods of Syria were a stumbling block to Ahaz and Israel. The worship of idols always causes problems. For one thing, it gives demons access to one’s life (or kingdom) and they cause nothing but trouble.

Commentary for: 2 Chronicles 28:23