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 2 Chronicles 33:1 - 20
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 33
33:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years.
 
33:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
 
33:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.
 
33:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever."
 
33:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts.
 
33:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He sacrificed his sons in F107 the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
 
33:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He took the carved image he had made and put it in God's temple, of which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.
 
33:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will not again make the feet of the Israelites leave the land I assigned to your forefathers, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them concerning all the laws, decrees and ordinances given through Moses."
 
33:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Manasseh led Judah and the people of Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.
 
33:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
 
33:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the LORD brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.
 
33:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
 
33:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God.
 
33:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate and encircling the hill of Ophel; he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.
 
33:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the LORD, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city.
 
33:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed fellowship offerings F108 and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel.
 
33:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The people, however, continued to sacrifice at the high places, but only to the LORD their God.
 
33:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The other events of Manasseh's reign, including his prayer to his God and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, are written in the annals of the kings of Israel. F109
 
33:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His prayer and how God was moved by his entreaty, as well as all his sins and unfaithfulness, and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself - all are written in the records of the seers. F110
 
33:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Manasseh rested with his fathers and was buried in his palace. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F107 Or He made his sons pass through
F108 Traditionally peace offerings
F109 That is, Judah, as frequently in 2 Chronicles
F110 One Hebrew manuscript and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts of Hozai

 
 

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