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2 Kings 21

Manasseh's reign.

2 Kings 21:1 Manasses was twolue yeare olde, whan he was made kinge, and reigned fyue and fyftye yeare at Ierusalem. His mothers name was Hephziba. 2 Kings 21:2 And he dyd that which was euell in ye sight of the LORDE (euen after the abhominacios of the Heithen, whom the LORDE expelled before the children of Israel) and waxed frowarde,

His great idolatry.

2 Kings 21:3 and builded vp the hye places which his father Ezechias had destroyed, and sett vp Baals altares, and made groues (as Achab the kynge of Israel dyd) and worshipped all the hoost of heauen, and serued them. 2 Kings 21:4 And buylded altares in the LORDES house, wherof the LORDE sayde: I wyll set my name at Ierusalem. 2 Kings 21:5 And in both the courtes of the house of the LORDE buylded he altares vnto all the hoost of heaue. 2 Kings 21:6 And caused his sonne to go thorow the fyre, and regarded byrdes cryenge and tokens, and maynteyned soythsayers, and expounders of tokens, and so moch dyd he of this which was euell in the sight of the LORDE, that he prouoked him vnto wrath. 2 Kings 21:7 A groue Idol also which he had made, set he in the house, wherof the LORDE sayde vnto Dauid and to Salomon his sonne: In this house, and at Ierusalem (which I haue chosen out of all the trybes of Israel) wil I set my name for euer, 2 Kings 21:8 and wyl not cause ye fote of Israel to be remoued eny more from the londe, which I gaue vnto their fathers, yee so that they obserue and do acordynge vnto all that I haue charged them, and after all the lawe that my seruaunt Moses comaunded them. 2 Kings 21:9 Neuertheles they wolde not herken, but Manasses disceaued them, so yt they dyd worse then the Heithen, whom the LORDE expelled before ye children of Israel.

His wickedness causeth prophecies against Judah.

2 Kings 21:10 Then spake the LORDE by his seruauntes the prophetes, and saide: 2 Kings 21:11 Because that Manasse the kynge of Iuda hath gone these abhominacions, which are worse then all ye abhominacions that the Amorites haue done which were before them, and hath caused Iuda also to synne agaynst their God, 2 Kings 21:12 therfore thus sayeth the LORDE God of Israel: Beholde, I wyll brynge soch a plage vpon Ierusalem and Iuda, that who so euer heareth it, both his eares shal glowe, 2 Kings 21:13 and ouer Ierusalem wyll I stretch forth the lyne of Samaria, and the weighte of the house of Achab, and wyll wype out Ierusalem, euen as one wypeth a platter, and I wyl ouerthrowe it. 2 Kings 21:14 And ye remnaunt of myne inheritaunce wil I cast out, & scater them abrode, & wil delyuer them in to the hades of their enemies, to be spoyled and rent of all their enemies: 2 Kings 21:15 because they haue done yt which is euell in my sighte, & haue prouoked me vnto wrath, sence the daye that I broughte their fathers out of Egipte, vnto this daye. 2 Kings 21:16 Manasses also shed exceadinge moch innocet bloude, so longe tyll Ierusale was full on euery syde, without the synnes wherwith he caused Iuda for to synne, so yt they dyd that which was euell in the sighte of the LORDE.

Amon succeedeth him.

2 Kings 21:17 What more there is to saie of Manasses, and all that he dyd, and his synnes which he commytted, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 21:18 And Manasses fell on slepe with his fathers, and was buried in the garden besyde his house, namely, in the garden of Vsa, and Amon his sonne was kynge in his steade.

Amon's wicked reign.

2 Kings 21:19 Two and twentye yeare olde was Amon whan he was made kynge, & he reigned two yeare at Ierusalem. His mothers name was Mesumeleth, ye doughter of Harus of Iatba, 2 Kings 21:20 and he dyd euell in the sighte of the LORDE, as Manasses his father had done, 2 Kings 21:21 and walked in all the waye which his father walked, and serued the Idols which his father had serued, and worshipped them, 2 Kings 21:22 and forsoke the LORDE the God of his father, and walked not in the waye 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 his seruauntes conspyred agaynst Amon, & slewe the kynge in his house. 2 Kings 21:24 But the people of the londe slewe all them yt had cospyred agaynst kynge Amon. And the people of the londe made Iosias his sonne kynge in his steade. 2 Kings 21:25 As for other thinges that Amon dyd, beholde, they are wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 21:26 And he was buried in his graue in Vsas garde. And Iosias his sonne was kynge in his steade.

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