2 Chronicles 33
Manasseh's wicked reign.
2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasseh was twelue yeeres old when he began to reigne, and he reigned fiftie and fiue yeres in Ierusalem: 2 Chronicles 33:2 But did that which [was] euil in the sight of the LORD, like vnto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
He setteth up idolatry, and would not be admonished.
2 Chronicles 33:3 For hee built againe the high places, which Hezekiah his father had broken downe, and he reared vp altars for Baalim, and made groues, and worshipped all the host of heauen, and serued them. 2 Chronicles 33:4 Also hee built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had saide, In Ierusalem shall my Name be for euer. 2 Chronicles 33:5 And he built altars for all the host of heauen, in the two Courts of the house of the LORD. 2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to passe through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he obserued times, and vsed inchantments, and vsed witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much euill in the sight of the LORD, to prouoke him to anger. 2 Chronicles 33:7 And hee set a carued image (the idole which he had made) in the house of God, of which God had said to Dauid, and to Solomon his sonne: In this house, and in Ierusalem which I haue chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my Name for euer. 2 Chronicles 33:8 Neither will I any more remoue the foot of Israel from out of the land which I haue appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to doe all that I haue commanded them, according to the whole Law, and the statutes, and the ordinances by the hand of Moses. 2 Chronicles 33:9 So Manasseh made Iudah, and the inhabitants of Ierusalem to erre, [and] to doe worse then the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel. 2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.
He is carried into Babylon.
2 Chronicles 33:11 Wherfore the LORD brought vpon them the captaines of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thornes, & bound him with setters, & caried him to Babylon.
Upon his prayer to God he is released, and putteth down idolatry.
2 Chronicles 33:12 And when hee was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himselfe greatly before the God of his fathers, 2 Chronicles 33:13 And prayed vnto him, and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him againe to Ierusalem into his kingdome. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD hee [was] God. 2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this, hee built a wall without the citie of Dauid, on the Westside of Gihon, in the valley, euen to the entring in at the fish-gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it vp a very great height, and put captaines of warre in all the fenced cities of Iudah. 2 Chronicles 33:15 And hee tooke 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 Ierusalem, and cast [them] out of the citie. 2 Chronicles 33:16 And hee repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings, and thanke offerings, and commaunded Iudah to serue the LORD God of Israel. 2 Chronicles 33:17 Neuerthelesse, the people did sacrifice still in the high places, [yet] vnto the LORD their God only.
2 Chronicles 33:18 Nowe the rest of the actes of Manasseh, & his prayer vnto 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 booke of the kings of Israel: 2 Chronicles 33:19 His prayer also, and how [God] was intreated of him, and all his sinne, and his trespasse, and the places wherein he built high places, and set vp groues and grauen images before hee was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the Seers.
He dying, Amon succeedeth him.
2 Chronicles 33:20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his owne house: and Amon his sonne reigned in his stead.
Amon reigning wickedly is slain by his servants.
2 Chronicles 33:21 Amon was two and twentie yeeres old, when he beganne to reigne, and reigned two yeares in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 33:22 But he did that which [was] euill in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed vnto all the carued images, which Manasseh his father had made, and serued them; 2 Chronicles 33:23 And humbled not himselfe before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himselfe: but Amon trespassed more and more. 2 Chronicles 33:24 And his seruants conspired against him, and slew him in his owne house.
The murderers being slain, Josiah succeedeth him.
2 Chronicles 33:25 But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon, and the people of the land made Iosiah his sonne, king in his stead.