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2 Chronicles 33 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years.
2 Chronicles 33 2 He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, imitating the detestable practices of the pagan nations whom the LORD had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.
2 Chronicles 33 3 He rebuilt the pagan shrines his father Hezekiah had destroyed. He constructed altars for the images of Baal and set up Asherah poles. He also bowed before all the stars of heaven and worshiped them.
2 Chronicles 33 4 He even built pagan altars in the Temple of the LORD, the place where the LORD had said his name should be honored forever.
2 Chronicles 33 5 He put these altars for the stars of heaven in both courtyards of the LORD's Temple.
2 Chronicles 33 6 Manasseh even sacrificed his own sons in the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. He practiced sorcery, divination, and witchcraft, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the LORD's sight, arousing his anger.
2 Chronicles 33 7 Manasseh even took a carved idol he had made and set it up in God's Temple, the very place where God had told David and his son Solomon: "My name will be honored here forever in this Temple and in Jerusalem--the city I have chosen from among all the other tribes of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33 8 If the Israelites will obey my commands--all the instructions, laws, and regulations given through Moses--I will not send them into exile from this land that I gave their ancestors."
2 Chronicles 33 9 But Manasseh led the people of Judah and Jerusalem to do even more evil than the pagan nations whom the LORD had destroyed when the Israelites entered the land.
2 Chronicles 33 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they ignored all his warnings.
2 Chronicles 33 11 So the LORD sent the Assyrian armies, and they took Manasseh prisoner. They put a ring through his nose, bound him in bronze chains, and led him away to Babylon.
2 Chronicles 33 12 But while in deep distress, Manasseh sought the LORD his God and cried out humbly to the God of his ancestors.
2 Chronicles 33 13 And when he prayed, the LORD listened to him and was moved by his request for help. So the LORD let Manasseh return to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Manasseh had finally realized that the LORD alone is God!
2 Chronicles 33 14 It was after this that Manasseh rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, from west of the Gihon Spring in the Kidron Valley to the Fish Gate, and continuing around the hill of Ophel, where it was built very high. And he stationed his military officers in all of the fortified cities of Judah.
2 Chronicles 33 15 Manasseh also removed the foreign gods from the hills and the idol from the LORD's Temple. He tore down all the altars he had built on the hill where the Temple stood and all the altars that were in Jerusalem, and he dumped them outside the city.
2 Chronicles 33 16 Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed peace offerings and thanksgiving offerings on it. He also encouraged the people of Judah to worship the LORD, the God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33 17 However, the people still sacrificed at the pagan shrines, but only to the LORD their God.
2 Chronicles 33 18 The rest of the events of Manasseh's reign, his prayer to God, and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, are recorded in The Book of the Kings of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33 19 Manasseh's prayer, the account of the way God answered him, and an account of all his sins and unfaithfulness are recorded in The Record of the Seers. It includes a list of the locations where he built pagan shrines and set up Asherah poles and idols before he repented.
2 Chronicles 33 20 When Manasseh died, he was buried at his palace. Then his son Amon became the next king.
2 Chronicles 33 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years.
2 Chronicles 33 22 He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, just as his father Manasseh had done. He worshiped and sacrificed to all the idols his father had made.
2 Chronicles 33 23 But unlike his father, he did not humble himself before the LORD. Instead, Amon sinned even more.
2 Chronicles 33 24 At last Amon's own officials plotted against him and assassinated him in his palace.
2 Chronicles 33 25 But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and they made his son Josiah the next king.