NASB — 2 Chronicles 33 — KJV

Manasseh Succeeds Hezekiah in Judah

1 aManasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2 aHe did evil in the sight of the LORD according 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 broken down; bhe also erected altars for the Baals and made IAsherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 aHe built altars in the house of the LORD of which the LORD had said, “My name shall be bin Jerusalem forever.” 5 For he built altars for all the host of heaven in athe two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 aHe made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and bdealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him [to anger]. 7 Then he put athe 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, “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 will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land awhich 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.” 9 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.

[1] a2K 21:1-9
[2] a2Ch 28:3; Jr 15:4
[3] II.e. wooden symbols of a female deity a2Ch 31:1 bDt 16:21; 2K 23:5, 6
[4] a2Ch 28:24 b2S 7:13; 2Ch 7:16
[5] a2Ch 4:9
[6] a2Ch 28:3 bLv 19:31; 20:27
[7] a2Ch 33:15 b1K 9:3-5; 2Ch 7:16; 33:4
[8] a2S 7:10

Manasseh’s Idolatry Rebuked

10 ¶ The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but athey paid no attention. 11 aTherefore the LORD brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with Ihooks, bbound him with bronze [chains] and took him to Babylon. 12 When ahe was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and bhumbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 13 When he prayed to Him, aHe was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh bknew that the LORD [was] God.

[10] aNe 9:29; Jr 25:4
[11] II.e. thongs put through the nose aDt 28:36 b2Ch 36:6
[12] aPs 118:5; 120:1; 130:1, 2 b2Ch 32:26
[13] a1Ch 5:20; Ezr 8:23 bDn 4:32

14 ¶ Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of aGihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the bFish Gate; and he encircled the cOphel [with it] and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah. 15 He also aremoved the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, as well as all the altars which he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw [them] outside the city. 16 He set up the altar of the LORD and sacrificed apeace offerings and thank offerings on it; and he ordered Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel. 17 Nevertheless athe people still sacrificed in the high places, [although] only to the LORD their God.

[14] a1K 1:33 bNe 3:3 c2Ch 27:3
[15] a2Ch 33:3-7
[16] aLv 7:11-18
[17] a2Ch 32:12

18 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh even ahis prayer to his God, and the words of bthe seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are among the records of the kings of cIsrael. 19 His prayer also and a[how God] was entreated by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and bthe sites on which he built high places and erected the Asherim and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of the IHozai. 20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. And Amon his son became king in his place.

[18] a2Ch 33:12, 13 b2Ch 33:10 c2Ch 21:2
[19] IGr reads seers a2Ch 33:13 b2Ch 33:3

Amon Becomes King in Judah

21aAmon [was] twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 He did evil in the sight of the LORD as Manasseh his father ahad done, and Amon sacrificed to all bthe carved images which his father Manasseh had made, and he served them. 23 Moreover, he did not humble himself before the LORD aas his father Manasseh had Idone, but Amon multiplied guilt. 24 Finally ahis servants conspired against him and put him to death in his own house. 25 But the people of the land Ikilled all the conspirators against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.

[21] a2K 21:19-24
[22] a2Ch 33:2-7 b2Ch 34:3, 4
[23] ILit humbled himself a2Ch 33:12, 19
[24] a2Ch 25:27
[25] ILit smote


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Manasseh's wicked reign.

1 ¶ Manasseh [was] twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: 2 But did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.

[1] 2K 21:1; 1Ch 3:13; 2Ch 32:33; 34:1; Ec 10:16; Is 3:4, 12; Mt 1:10.
[2] Lv 18:24; 20:22; Dt 12:31; 18:9, 14; 2K 17:11, 15; 21:2, 9; 2Ch 28:3; 36:14; Ezr 9:14; Ps 106:35; Ezk 11:12.

He setteth up idolatry, and would not be admonished.

3 ¶ For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. 4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 7 And he set a carved image, 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 before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: 8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses. 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, [and] to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel. 10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.

[3] Dt 4:19; 16:21; 17:3; Jg 2:11; 1K 14:23; 2K 18:4; 21:3; 23:5, 11; 2Ch 28:2; 30:14; 31:1; 32:12; Ec 2:19; 9:18; Jr 8:2; 17:2; 19:13; Zp 1:5; Ac 7:42.
[4] Dt 12:11; 1K 8:29; 9:3; 2K 21:4; 2Ch 6:6; 7:16; 32:19; 33:15; 34:3; Jr 7:30.
[5] 2Ch 4:9; Jr 32:34; Ezk 8:7.
[6] Lv 18:21; 19:26; 20:2, 6; Dt 12:31; 18:10; 1S 15:23; 2K 17:17; 21:6; 23:10, 24; 1Ch 10:13; 2Ch 28:3; Is 8:19; 19:3; 47:9; Jr 7:31; Ezk 23:37, 39; Ga 5:20.
[7] 1K 8:29, 44, 48; 11:13, 32; 2K 21:7; 23:6; 2Ch 6:6; 33:4; Ps 78:68; 132:13.
[8] Lv 8:36; 10:11; Dt 4:40; 5:1, 31; 6:1; 8:1; 27:26; 28:1; 30:15; 2S 7:10; 1Ch 17:9; 2Ch 7:17; Is 1:19; Ezk 33:25; Lk 1:6; Ga 3:10.
[9] Lv 18:24; Dt 2:21; Jsh 24:8; 1K 14:16; 15:26; 2K 17:8; 21:9, 16; 23:26; 24:3; 2Ch 33:2; Pv 29:12; Ezk 16:45; Mi 6:16.
[10] 2Ch 36:15; Ne 9:29; Jr 25:4; 44:4; Zc 1:4; Ac 7:51.

He is carried into Babylon.

11 ¶ Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

[11] Dt 28:36; 1S 13:6; 2K 23:33; 25:6; Ne 9:32, 37; Jb 36:8; Ps 107:10; Is 5:26; 7:18; 10:8; 36:9; Lm 3:7; Ezk 19:4, 9.

Upon his prayer to God he is released, and putteth down idolatry.

12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he [was] God. 14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah. 15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast [them] out of the city. 16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel. 17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, [yet] unto the LORD their God only.

[12] Ex 10:3; Lv 26:39; Dt 4:30; 2Ch 28:5, 22; 32:26; 33:18, 19, 23; Ps 50:15; Jr 31:18; Ho 5:15; Mi 6:9; Lk 15:16; 18:14; Ac 9:11; Jm 4:10; 1P 5:5.
[13] Dt 29:6; 1Ch 5:20; Ezr 7:27; 8:23; Jb 22:23, 27; 33:16; Ps 9:16; 32:3; 46:10; 86:5; Pv 16:7; 21:1; Is 55:6; Jr 24:7; 29:12; Dn 4:25, 34; Mt 6:33; 7:7; Lk 23:42; Jn 4:10; 17:3; He 8:11.
[14] 1K 1:33, 45; 2Ch 11:11; 17:19; 27:3; 32:5, 30; Ne 3:3, 26; 12:39; Zp 1:10.
[15] 2K 21:7; 2Ch 33:3; Is 2:17; Ezk 18:20; Ho 14:1; Mt 3:8.
[16] Gn 18:19; Lv 3:1; 7:12; 1K 18:30; 2Ch 14:4; 29:18; 30:12; 33:9; Lk 22:32.
[17] 1K 22:43; 2K 15:4; 2Ch 15:17; 32:12.

His acts.

18 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they [are written] in the book of the kings of Israel. 19 His prayer also, and [how God] was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they [are] written among the sayings of the seers.

[18] 1S 9:9; 1K 11:41; 14:19; 15:31; 2K 17:13; 2Ch 20:34; 32:32; 33:10, 12, 19; Is 29:10; 30:10; Am 7:12; Mi 3:7.
[19] 2Ch 30:11; 33:1, 11, 12, 19; 36:12; Ps 119:67, 71, 75; Pv 15:8; Jr 44:10; Dn 5:22; Ac 9:11; Ro 5:16; 1Jn 1:9.

He dying, Amon succeedeth him.

20 ¶ So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

[20] 2K 21:18, 19; 1Ch 3:14; 2Ch 32:33; Mt 1:10.

Amon reigning wickedly is slain by his servants.

21 ¶ Amon [was] two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 But he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them; 23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more. 24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.

[21] 2Ch 33:1; Lk 12:19; Jm 4:13.
[22] Dt 7:5; 2K 21:1, 20; 2Ch 33:1; Is 44:13; Ezk 20:18.
[23] 2Ch 28:22; 33:1, 12, 19; Jr 7:26; 8:12; 2Ti 3:13.
[24] 2S 4:5; 2K 21:23; 2Ch 24:25; 25:27; Ps 55:23; Ro 11:22.

The murderers being slain, Josiah succeedeth him.

25 ¶ But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

[25] Gn 9:5; Nu 35:31, 33; 2Ch 26:1; 34:1; 36:1.


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