2 Chronicles 33
Manasseh's wicked reign.
2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasse was .xij. yeare olde when he beganne to raygne, & he raygned .lv. yeare in Ierusalem: 2 Chronicles 33:2 But dyd euell in the syght of the Lord, lyke vnto the abhominacions of þe heathen, whom the Lorde cast out before the children of Israel. For he went to,
He setteth up idolatry, and would not be admonished.
2 Chronicles 33:3 and buylt the hylaulter, which Hezekia hys father had broken downe. And he rered vp aulters for Baalim, and made groues, and worshypped all the hoost of heauen, and serued them. 2 Chronicles 33:4 And he buylt aulters in þe house of the Lord: where as the Lorde yet had sayd: in Ierusalem shall my name be for euer. 2 Chronicles 33:5 And he buylded aulters for all the hoost of heauen, in the two courtes of the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 33:6 And he burnt hys chyldren in fyre, in the valey of the sonne of Hinnom. He was a sorcerer, he regarded the cryenge of byrdes, vsed inchauntementes, and mayntened workers wt spretes, and sears of fortunes: and wrought moch euell in the syght of the Lorde, to angre him with all. 2 Chronicles 33:7 And he put the kerued ymage & an Idole which he had made, in the house of God. Of which house God had sayd to Dauid and to Salomon his sonne: in this house and in Ierusalem whych I haue chosen afore all the trybes of Israell, wyll I put my name for euer, 2 Chronicles 33:8 and will nomore bryng the seate of Israell from of the lande which I haue ordeyned for your fathers. If so be that they wyll be diligent and do all that I haue commaunded them in al the lawe, and statutes, and ordinaunces by the hande of Moses. 2 Chronicles 33:9 And so Manasse made Iuda and the enhabiters of Ierusalem to erre, and to do worse then the heathen, whom the Lorde destroyed before the chyldren of Israell. 2 Chronicles 33:10 And the Lorde spake to Manasse & to hys people, but they wolde not regarde.
He is carried into Babylon.
2 Chronicles 33:11 Wherfore, the Lord brought vpon them the captaynes of the host of the kyng of the Assirians, whych toke Manasse in holde, and bounde hym with chaynes, and caryed hym to Babylon.
Upon his prayer to God he is released, and putteth down idolatry.
2 Chronicles 33:12 And when he was in trybulacion, he besought the Lord hys God, & humbled hym selfe exceadyngly before the God of his fathers, 2 Chronicles 33:13 and made intercession to hym and God was entreated of hym, and hearde his prayer, and brought hym agayne to Ierusalem into his kyngdome. And then Manasse knewe, that the Lorde was God. 2 Chronicles 33:14 After this he built a wal without the cytie of Dauid on the west syde of Gihon in the valley as they come to the fish gate, & round about Ophel, and brought it vp of a very great heygth, and put captaynes of warre in all the strong cyties of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 33:15 And he toke awaye straunge Gods & ymages out of the house of God, and all the aulters that he had buylt in the mount of the house of God, and in Ierusalem, and cast them oute of the cytie. 2 Chronicles 33:16 And he prepared the aultar of þe Lord, and sacrifyced theron peace offerynges, and thankoffrynges, and charged Iuda, to serue the Lord God of Israel. 2 Chronicles 33:17 Neuertheles, þe people dyd offer styll in the hylaulters, howbeit vnto the Lorde their God onely.
2 Chronicles 33:18 The rest of the actes of Manasse, and his prayer vnto his God, and the wordes of the sears and of them that spake to hym in the name of the Lorde God of Israell, beholde, they are writen in the sayenges of the kynges of Israel. 2 Chronicles 33:19 And his prayer, and howe that he was hearde, and all his synnes, and his trespasse, and the places where he made hylaulters, and set vp groues, and ymages (before he was mekened) beholde, they are wrytten among the sayenges of the sears.
He dying, Amon succeedeth him.
2 Chronicles 33:20 And Manasse slepte with hys fathers, and they buryed hym in hys awne house: and Amon his sonne raigned in his rowme.
Amon reigning wickedly is slain by his servants.
2 Chronicles 33:21 Amon was two and twenty yeare olde, when he beganne to raygne, and raygned two yeare in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 33:22 But he did euell in the syght of the Lord, lyke as dyd Manasse his father, for Amon sacrificed to all þe kerued ymages which Manasse hys father had made, and serued them, 2 Chronicles 33:23 and submitted not him selfe before the Lord as Manasse hys father had mekened hym selfe. But Amon trespassed greatly. 2 Chronicles 33:24 And his awne seruauntes conspired agaynst him, and slue hym in hys awne house.
The murderers being slain, Josiah succeedeth him.
2 Chronicles 33:25 But the people of the lande slue all them that had conspyred agaynst kynge Amon. And the same people of the lande made Iosia hys sonne kynge in hys rowme.