Manasseh Succeeds Hezekiah
1 aManasseh° was twelve°° years° old° when he became° king°, and he reigned° fifty-five° years° in Jerusalem°; and his mother’s° name° was Hephzibah°. 2 aHe did° evil° in the sight° of the LORD°, baccording to the abominations° of the nations° whom° the LORD° dispossessed° before°° the sons° of Israel°. 3 For ahe rebuilt°° the high° places° which° Hezekiah° his father° had destroyed°; and bhe erected° altars° for Baal° and made° an IAsherah°, as Ahab° king° of Israel° had done°, and cworshiped° all° the host° of heaven° and served° them. 4 aHe built° altars° in the house° of the LORD°, of which° the LORD° had said°, “bIn Jerusalem° I will put° My name°.” 5 For he built° altars° for aall° the host° of heaven° in bthe two° courts° of the house° of the LORD°. 6 aHe made his son° pass° through the fire°, bpracticed° witchcraft° and used° divination°, and dealt° with mediums° and spiritists°. He did° much° evil° in the sight° of the LORD° provoking° [Him to anger]. 7 Then ahe set° the carved° image° of Asherah° that he had made°, in the house° of which° the LORD° said° to David° and to his son° Solomon°, “bIn this° house° and in Jerusalem°, which° I have chosen° from all° the tribes° of Israel°, I will put° My name° forever°. 8 And I awill not make the feet° of Israel° wander° anymore° from the land° which° I gave° their fathers°, if° only° they will observe° to do° according to all° that I have commanded° them, and according to all° the law° that My servant° Moses° commanded° them.” 9 But they did not listen°, and Manasseh° aseduced° them to do° evil° more° than° the nations° whom° the LORD° destroyed° before°° the sons° of Israel°.
 a2Ch 33:1-9
 aJr 15:4 b2K 16:3
 II.e. a wooden symbol of a female deity a2K 18:4 b1K 16:31-33 cDt 17:2-5; 2K 17:16; 23:5
 a2K 16:10-16 b2S 7:13; 1K 8:29
 a2K 23:4, 5 b1K 7:12; 2K 23:12
 aLv 18:21; 2K 16:3; 17:17 bLv 19:26, 31; Dt 18:10-14
 aDt 16:21; 2K 23:6 b1K 8:29; 9:3; 2Ch 7:12, 16
 a2S 7:10; 2K 18:11, 12
 aPv 29:12
The King’s Idolatries Rebuked
10 ¶ Now the LORD° spoke° through° His servants° the prophets°, saying°, 11 “aBecause°° Manasseh° king° of Judah° has done° these° abominations°, bhaving done° wickedly° more° than° all° the Amorites° did° who° [were] before° him, and chas also° made Judah° sin° dwith his idols°; 12 therefore° thus° says° the LORD°, the God° of Israel°, ‘Behold°, I am bringing° [such] calamity° on Jerusalem° and Judah°, that whoever° hears° of it, aboth° his ears° will tingle°. 13 aI will stretch° over° Jerusalem° the line° of Samaria° and the plummet° of the house° of Ahab°, and I will wipe° Jerusalem° as one wipes° a dish°, wiping° it and turning° it upside°° down°. 14 I will abandon° the remnant° of My inheritance° and deliver° them into the hand° of their enemies°, and they will become° as plunder° and spoil° to all° their enemies°; 15 because°° they have done° evil° in My sight°, and have been° provoking° Me to anger° since° the day° their fathers° came° from Egypt°, even to this° day°.’”
 a2K 21:2; 24:3, 4 bGn 15:16; 1K 21:26 c2K 21:16 d2K 21:21
 a1S 3:11; Jr 19:3
 aIs 34:11; Am 7:7, 8
16 ¶ aMoreover°, Manasseh° shed° very° much° innocent° blood° until°° he had filled° Jerusalem° from one° end° to another°; besides°° his sin° bwith which° he made Judah° sin°, in doing° evil° in the sight° of the LORD°. 17 aNow the rest° of the acts° of Manasseh° and all° that he did° and his sin° which° he Icommitted°, are they not written° in the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Judah°? 18 aAnd Manasseh° slept° with his fathers° and was buried° in the garden° of his own house°, bin the garden° of Uzza°, and Amon° his son° became° king° in his place°.
Amon Succeeds Manasseh
19 ¶ aAmon° was twenty-two°° years° old° when he became° king°, and he reigned° two° years° in Jerusalem°; and his mother’s° name° [was] Meshullemeth° the daughter° of Haruz° of Jotbah°. 20 He did° evil° in the sight° of the LORD°, aas Manasseh° his father° had done°. 21 For he walked° in all° the way° that his father° had walked°, and served° the idols° that his father° had served° and worshiped° them. 22 So ahe forsook° the LORD°, the God° of his fathers°, and did not walk° in the way° of the LORD°. 23 aThe servants° of Amon° conspired° against° him and killed° the king° in his own house°. 24 Then athe people° of the land° Ikilled° all° those who had conspired° against° King° Amon°, and the people° of the land° made° Josiah° his son° king° in his place°. 25 Now the rest° of the acts° of Amon° which° he did°, are they not written° in the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Judah°? 26 He was buried° in his grave° ain the garden° of Uzza°, and Josiah° his son° became° king° in his place°.
 a2Ch 33:21-23
 a2K 21:2-6, 11, 16
 a2K 22:17; 1Ch 28:9
 a2K 12:20; 14:19
 ILit smote a2K 14:5
 a2K 21:18
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1 ¶ Manassehº [was] twelveºº yearsº oldº when he began to reign,ºª and reignedºª fiftyº and fiveº yearsº in Jerusalem.º And his mother'sº nameº [was] Hephzibah.º 2 And he didºª [that which was] evilº in the sightº of the LORD,º after the abominationsº of the heathen,º whom² the LORDº cast outºª beforeº² the childrenº of Israel.º
 2K 20:21; 1Ch 3:13; 2Ch 32:33; 33:1; Pv 5:19; Is 62:4; Mt 1:10.
 Lv 18:25; Dt 12:31; 2K 16:2; 21:7, 16; 22:17; 2Ch 33:2; 36:14; Ezk 16:51.
His great idolatry.
3 For he built upºª againºª² the high placesº which² Hezekiahº his fatherº had destroyed;ºª and he reared upºª altarsº for Baal,º and madeºª a grove,º as² didºª Ahabº kingº of Israel;º and worshippedºª all² the hostº of heaven,º and servedºª them. 4 And he builtºª altarsº in the houseº of the LORD,º of which² the LORDº said,ºª In Jerusalemº will I putºª² my name.º 5 And he builtºª altarsº for all² the hostº of heavenº in the twoº courtsº of the houseº of the LORD.º 6 And he made² his sonº pass¹ª through² the fire,º and observed times,ºª and used enchantments,ºª and dealtºª with familiar spiritsº and wizards:º he wroughtºª muchºª wickednessº in the sightº of the LORD,º to provoke [him] to anger.ºª 7 And he setºª² a graven imageº of the groveº that² he had madeºª in the house,º of which² the LORDº saidºª to² David,º and to² Solomonº his son,º In this² house,º and in Jerusalem,º which² I have chosenºª out of all²² tribesº of Israel,º will I putºª² my nameº for ever:º 8 Neither² will I make the feetº of Israelº moveºª any moreºª out of² the landº which² I gaveºª their fathers;º only² if² they will observeºª to doºª according to all² that² I have commandedºª them, and according to all² the lawº that² my servantº Mosesº commandedºª them. 9 But they hearkenedºª not:² and Manassehº seducedºª them to doºª² more evilº than² did the nationsº whom² the LORDº destroyedºª beforeº² the childrenº of Israel.º
 Dt 4:19; 17:3; 1K 16:31; 18:21, 26; 2K 8:18, 27; 10:18; 17:16; 18:4, 22; 23:4; 2Ch 32:12; 33:3; 34:3; Jb 31:26; Mi 6:16.
 Ex 20:24; Dt 12:5; 2S 7:13; 1K 8:29; 9:3; 2K 16:10; Ps 78:68; 132:13; Jr 32:34.
 1K 6:36; 7:12; 2K 23:4, 6; 2Ch 33:5, 15; Ezk 40:28, 32, 37, 47; 42:3; 43:5; 44:19.
 Gn 13:13; Lv 18:21; 19:26, 31; 20:2; Dt 18:10; 2K 16:3; 17:17; 24:3; 1Ch 10:13; 2Ch 28:3; 33:6; Is 8:19; 19:3; Mi 6:7; Ac 16:16.
 2S 7:13; 1K 8:29, 44; 9:3, 7; 2K 21:4; 23:6, 27; 2Ch 7:12, 16, 20; 33:7, 15; Ne 1:9; Ps 74:2; 78:68; 132:13; Jr 32:34.
 Lv 26:3; Dt 5:28; 28:1; Jsh 23:11; 2S 7:10; 2K 18:11; 1Ch 17:9; 2Ch 33:8; Ps 37:3; 81:11; Is 1:19; Jr 7:3, 23; 17:20; Ezk 22:2; 33:25.
 1K 14:16; 2Ch 33:9; 36:16; Ezr 9:10; Ne 9:26, 29; Ps 12:8; 81:10; Pv 29:12; Ezk 16:47, 51; Dn 9:6, 10; Ho 5:11; Lk 13:34; Jn 15:22; Jm 4:17; Rv 2:20.
His wickedness causeth prophecies against Judah.
10 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª byº his servantsº the prophets,º saying,ºª 11 Because²² Manassehº kingº of Judahº hath doneºª these² abominations,º [and] hath done wickedlyºª above all²² that² the Amoritesº did,ºª which² [were] beforeº him, and hath made² Judahº also² to sinºª with his idols:º 12 Therefore² thus² saithºª the LORDº Godº of Israel,º Behold,² I [am] bringingºª [such] evilº upon² Jerusalemº and Judah,º that² whosoever² hearethºª of it, bothº his earsº shall tingle.ºª 13 And I will stretchºª over² Jerusalemº² the lineº of Samaria,º and the plummetº of the houseº of Ahab:º and I will wipeºª² Jerusalemº as² [a man] wipethºª² a dish,º wipingºª [it], and turningºª [it] upside down.º² 14 And I will forsakeºª² the remnantº of mine inheritance,º and deliverºª them into the handº of their enemies;ºª and they shall become² a preyº and a spoilº to all² their enemies;ºª 15 Because²² they have doneºª [that which was]² evilº in my sight,º and have² provoked¹ me to anger,ºª² since² the dayº their fathersº came forthºª out of Egypt,º² even unto² this² day.º 16 Moreover² Manassehº shedºª innocentº bloodº veryº much,ºª till²² he had filledºª² Jerusalemº from one endº to another;º beside his sinº²² wherewith² he made Judah¹ to sin,ºª²² in doingºª [that which was] evilº in the sightº of the LORD.º
 2Ch 33:10; 36:15; Ne 9:26, 30; Mt 23:34.
 1K 14:16; 15:30; 16:19; 21:26; 2K 21:9; 23:26; 24:3; Jr 15:4; Ezk 16:3, 45.
 1S 3:11; 2K 22:16; Is 28:16; Jr 19:3; Dn 9:12; Am 3:2; Mi 3:12; Mt 24:21; Lk 23:28; Rv 6:15.
 1K 14:10; 21:21; 2K 10:11; 17:6; Is 10:22; 14:23; 28:17; 34:11; Jr 25:9; Lm 2:8; Ezk 23:31; 24:10; Am 7:7; Zc 1:16; Rv 18:21.
 Lv 26:17, 36; Dt 4:26; 28:25, 31, 48; 31:17; Jg 2:14; 2K 19:4, 30; 24:2; 2Ch 15:2; 36:16; Ne 9:27; Ps 37:28; 71:1; 89:38; 106:40; Is 10:6; Jr 12:7; 23:33; Lm 1:5, 10; 5:20; Am 5:2.
 Dt 9:21; 31:27, 29; Jg 2:11; Ps 106:34; Ezk 16:15; 20:4, 13, 21, 30; 23:3, 8; Dn 9:5.
 Ex 32:21; Nu 35:33; Dt 21:8; 1K 14:15; 2K 21:7, 11; 24:3; 2Ch 33:9; Jr 2:34; 7:6; 15:4; 19:4; Mt 23:30; 27:6; Lk 13:34; He 11:37.
Amon succeedeth him.
17 ¶ Now the restº of the actsº of Manasseh,º and all² that² he did,ºª and his sinº that² he sinned,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Judah?º 18 And Manassehº sleptºª with² his fathers,º and was buriedºª in the gardenº of his own house,º in the gardenº of Uzza:º and Amonº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
Amon's wicked reign.
19 ¶ Amonº [was] twentyº and twoº yearsº oldº when he began to reign,ºª and he reignedºª twoº yearsº in Jerusalem.º And his mother'sº nameº [was] Meshullemeth,º the daughterº of Haruzº of² Jotbah.º 20 And he didºª [that which was] evilº in the sightº of the LORD,º as² his fatherº Manassehº did.ºª 21 And he walked¹ª² in all² the wayº that² his fatherº walked in,ºª and servedºª² the idolsº that² his fatherº served,ºª and worshippedºª them: 22 And he forsookºª² the LORDº Godº of his fathers,º and walkedºª not² in the wayº of the LORD.º
 1K 15:25; 16:8; 22:51; 2K 15:23; 1Ch 3:14; 2Ch 33:21; Mt 1:10.
 Nu 32:14; 2K 21:2; 2Ch 33:22; Mt 23:32; Ac 7:51.
 Dt 32:15; 1K 11:33; 2K 22:17; 1Ch 28:9; Jr 2:13; Jna 2:8.
He being slain by his servants, and those murderers being slain by the people, Josiah is made king.
23 ¶ And the servantsº of Amonº conspiredºª against² him, and slewºª² the kingº in his own house.º 24 And the peopleº of the landº slewºª² all² them that had conspiredºª against² kingº Amon;º and the peopleº of the landº made² Josiahº his sonº kingºª in his stead.² 25 Now the restº of the actsº of Amonº which² he did,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Judah?º 26 And he was buriedºª in his sepulchreº in the gardenº of Uzza:º and Josiahº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
 1K 15:27; 16:9; 2K 12:20; 14:19; 15:25, 30; 2Ch 33:24.
 1S 11:15; 2S 5:3; 1K 12:1, 20; 2K 11:17; 14:5, 21; 2Ch 22:1; 26:1; 33:25.
 2K 20:20; 21:17.
 1K 13:5; 2K 21:18; Mt 1:10.
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