2 Kings 21
2 Kings 21:1 Manasse was twelue yeres old when he began to raigne, and raigned fyftie and fyue yeres in Hierusale: his mothers name also was Hephziba. 2 Kings 21:2 And he did euil in the sight of the Lord, euen after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lorde cast out before the children of Israel.
His great idolatry.
2 Kings 21:3 For he went and buylt vp the hygh places whiche Hezekia his father had destroyed, and he reared vp aulters for Baal, and made idol groues as dyd Ahab king of Israel, and worshipped all the hoast of heauen, and serued them. 2 Kings 21:4 And he buylt aulters in the house of the Lord, of which the Lorde sayde: in Hierusalem will I put my name. 2 Kings 21:5 And he buylt aulters for all the hoast of heauen, [euen] in two courtes of the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 21:6 And he offred his owne sonne in fire, and gaue heede vnto witchcraft and sorcery, and mainteyned workers with spirites, and tellers of fortunes, and wrought much wickednesse in the sight of the Lorde to anger him. 2 Kings 21:7 And he put an image of a groue that he had made [euen] in the temple, of which the Lord had sayd to Dauid and Solomon his sonne: in this house and in Hierusalem which I haue chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for euer. 2 Kings 21:8 Neither will I make the feete of Israel moue any more out of the lande which I gaue their fathers: so that they will obserue and do all that I haue commaunded them, and according to all the law that my seruaunt Moyses commaunded them. 2 Kings 21:9 But they hearkened not: and Manasse led them out of the way, to do more wickedly then dyd the heathen people whom the Lorde destroyed before the children of Israel.
His wickedness causeth prophecies against Judah.
2 Kings 21:10 And the Lord spake by his seruauntes the prophetes, saying: 2 Kings 21:11 Because Manasse king of Iuda hath done such abhominations, and hath wrought more wickedly then all the Amorites whiche were before him dyd, and hath made Iuda sinne also with his idols: 2 Kings 21:12 Therfore thus sayth the Lord God of Israel: Behold, I will bring such euyll vpon Hierusalem and Iuda, that whoso heareth of it, both his cares shal tingle. 2 Kings 21:13 And I will stretche ouer Hierusalem the squaryng line of Samaria, & the plummet of the house of Ahab: And I will wype out Hierusalem, as a man wypeth a dishe, and when he hath wyped it, turneth it vp syde downe. 2 Kings 21:14 And I will leaue the remnaunt of myne inheritaunce, and deliuer them into the hand of their enemies, and they shalbe robbed and spoyled of all their aduersaries: 2 Kings 21:15 Euen because they haue done euyll in my sight, and haue angred me, sence the time their fathers came out of Egypt, vnto this day. 2 Kings 21:16 And Manasse shed innocent blood exceeding much, till he replenished Hierusalem from corner to corner, besyde his sinne wherwith he made Iuda to sinne and to do euyll in the sight of the Lorde.
Amon succeedeth him.
2 Kings 21:17 The rest of the wordes that concerne Manasse, and all that he dyd, and his sinne that he sinned, are they not written in the booke of the cronicles of the kinges of Iuda? 2 Kings 21:18 And Manasse slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his owne house, euen in the garde of Uzza, & Amon his sonne raigned in his steade.
Amon's wicked reign.
2 Kings 21:19 Amon was twentie and two yeres olde when he began to raigne, and he raigned two yeres in Hierusalem: His mothers name also was Mesullemeth the daughter of Harus of Iotba. 2 Kings 21:20 And he dyd euyll in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasse dyd: 2 Kings 21:21 And walked in al the way that his father walked in, and serued the idols that his father serued, and worshipped them: 2 Kings 21:22 And he forsoke the Lord God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the Lorde.
He being slain by his servants, and those murderers being slain by the people, Josiah is made king.
2 Kings 21:23 And the seruauntes of Amon conspired against hym, & slue the king in his owne house. 2 Kings 21:24 And the people of the land slue al them that had conspired against king Amon, and the people made Iosia his sonne king in his steade. 2 Kings 21:25 The rest of the wordes that concerne Amon what thinges he dyd, are they not written in the booke of the cronicles of the kinges of Iuda? 2 Kings 21:26 And they buryed him in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza, & Iosia his sonne raigned in his steade.