For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that struck him, and he said, “Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, so I will sacrifice to them, that they may help me.” But they were a cause of stumbling to him and to all Israel. Bible other translations

“a cause of stumbling.” 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