Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 33:1)

He did evil in the sight of the LORD according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel. (2 Chronicles 33:2)

For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he also erected altars for the Baals and made Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. (2 Chronicles 33:3)

He built altars in the house of the LORD of which the LORD had said, "My name shall be in Jerusalem forever." (2 Chronicles 33:4)

For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. (2 Chronicles 33:5)

He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger. (2 Chronicles 33:6)

Then he put the carved image of the idol which he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever; (2 Chronicles 33:7)

and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land which I have appointed for your fathers, if only they will observe to do all that I have commanded them according to all the law, the statutes and the ordinances given through Moses." (2 Chronicles 33:8)

Thus Manasseh misled Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel. (2 Chronicles 33:9)

The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. (2 Chronicles 33:10)


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