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 2 Kings 21:1 - 18
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 21
21:1 - 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. His mother's name was Hephzibah.
 
21:2 - 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.
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put my Name."
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts.
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He sacrificed his own son in F60 the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the LORD 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.
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will not again make the feet of the Israelites wander from the land I gave their forefathers, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them and will keep the whole Law that my servant Moses gave them."
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said through his servants the prophets:
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil than the Amorites who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols.
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle.
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and hand them over to their enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their foes,
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
because they have done evil in my eyes and have provoked me to anger from the day their forefathers came out of Egypt until this day."
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end - besides the sin that he had caused Judah to commit, so that they did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
 
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As for the other events of Manasseh's reign, and all he did, including the sin he committed, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
 
21:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Manasseh rested with his fathers and was buried in his palace garden, the garden of Uzza. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F60 Or He made his own son pass through

 
 

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