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2 Kings 21:9

But they did not listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do evil more than the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the sons of Israel.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Influence;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Manasseh;   Rulers;   Thompson Chain Reference - Manasseh;   Seducers;   Temptation;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Manasseh, king of judah;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Manasseh (2);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Israel;   Manasseh;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Manasseh ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ha'ruz;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Alliance;   Crime;   High Place;   Seduce;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Seduced them to do more evil - He did all he could to pervert the national character, and totally destroy the worship of the true God; and he succeeded.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-21.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

During the long reign of Manasseh idolatry in all manner of varied forms took a hold upon the Jewish people such as had never been known before. Compare Jeremiah 7:18, Jeremiah 7:31; Ezekiel 23:37; Zephaniah 1:5. The corruption of morals kept pace with the degradation of religion. Compare 2 Kings 23:7; Zephaniah 3:1-3; Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 5:1.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-21.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But they hearkened not,.... To the voice of God in his law by Moses, and were not obedient to it:

and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel: he set up more idols, and drew the people into more and greater idolatries, than the old Canaanites; and these were the more aggravated by having a law given to them, and prophets sent to instruct them in it, and by the benefits and blessings bestowed upon them by the lawgiver, which laid them under greater obligations to him; see Jeremiah 2:11.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

More evil — Partly, because they were not contented with those idols which the Canaanites worshipped, but either invented, or borrowed from other nations many new idols, and partly, because as their light was far more clear, their obligations to God infinitely higher, and their helps against idolatry much stronger than the Canaanites had; so their sins, though the same in kind, were unspeakably worse in respect of these dreadful aggravations.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-21.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

Ver. 9. But they hearkened not.] Nothing is more stupid than idolaters; they have ears but hear not, &c.

To do more evil than did the nations.] Whom they out-sinned: and were therefore worse than heathens, because they should have been better.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Partly because they were not contented with those idols which the Canaanites worshipped, but either themselves invented, or they borrowed from other nations, many new idols and kinds of idolatry; and partly because as their light was far more clear, their obligations to God infinitely higher, and their helps and antidotes against idolatry much stronger than the Canaanites had; so their sins, though the same in kind, were unspeakably worse in respect of these dreadful aggravations.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

9.More evil than did the nations — Because the worship of their own false gods by nations who knew not the true God, was far less condemnatory than for Israel, who had received so many revelations of Jehovah, to turn aside to the worship of idols.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-21.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

More, because they had received more favours and instructions from above. (Worthington)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-21.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

seduced. Not said of any previous king. Compare Jeremiah 15:4.

do more evil = do the evil more.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) Seduced them.—Led them astray. Chronicles renders the same verb made them to err.

To do more evil.—To do the evil more . . . The LXX. adds: “in the eyes of Jehovah.” The idolatry of Judah was worse than that of the Canaanites, because they worshipped only their national gods, whereas Judah forsook its own God and was ready to adopt almost any foreign cultus with which it was brought into contact (Jeremiah 2:11).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.
they hearkened
2 Chronicles 36:16; Ezra 9:10,11; Nehemiah 9:26,29,30; Psalms 81:10; Daniel 9:6,10,11; Luke 13:34; John 15:22; James 4:17
seduced
1 Kings 14:16; 2 Chronicles 33:9; Psalms 12:8; Proverbs 29:12; Hosea 5:11; Revelation 2:20
more evil
Ezekiel 16:47,51,52
Reciprocal: Exodus 32:21 - General2 Kings 21:11 - above all;  2 Chronicles 33:2 - like unto;  Job 34:30 - GeneralEzekiel 5:7 - neither have done;  Ezekiel 13:10 - seduced;  Ezekiel 16:29 - in the land;  Ezekiel 16:44 - As is

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.