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2 Chronicles 33:1
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(a)Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 33:2
(b)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 33:3
For (c)he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; (d)he also erected altars for the Baals and made [a]Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
2 Chronicles 33:4
(e)He built altars in the house of the Lord of which the Lord had said, "My name shall be (f)in Jerusalem forever."
2 Chronicles 33:5
For he built altars for all the host of heaven in (g)the two courts of the house of the Lord .
2 Chronicles 33:6
(h)He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and (i)dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord , provoking Him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:7
Then he put (j)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, "(k)In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;
2 Chronicles 33:8
and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land (l)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 33:9
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.
2 Chronicles 33:10
The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but (m)they paid no attention.
2 Chronicles 33:11
(n)Therefore the Lord brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with [b]hooks, (o)bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon.
2 Chronicles 33:12
When (p)he was in distress, he entreated the Lord his God and (q)humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
2 Chronicles 33:13
When he prayed to Him, (r)He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh (s)knew that the Lord was God.
2 Chronicles 33:14
Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of (t)Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the (u)Fish Gate; and he encircled the (v)Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.
2 Chronicles 33:15
He also (w)removed 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.
2 Chronicles 33:16
He set up the altar of the Lord and sacrificed (x)peace offerings and thank offerings on it; and he ordered Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:17
Nevertheless (y)the people still sacrificed in the high places, although only to the Lord their God.
2 Chronicles 33:18
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh even (z)his prayer to his God, and the words of (aa)the seers who spoke to him in the name of the Lord God of Israel, behold, they are among the records of the kings of (ab)Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:19
His prayer also and (ac)how God was entreated by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and (ad)the 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 [c]Hozai.
2 Chronicles 33:20
So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. And Amon his son became king in his place.
Friday, February 26th, 2021
the First Week of Lent
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