2 Chronicles 33
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in
2 And he did evil in the eyes of Jehovah, according to the abominations of the nations
whom Jehovah had cast out before the children of Israel.
3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up
altars for the Baals, and made groves; and he bowed down to all the host of the heavens
and served them.
4 He also built altars in the house of Jehovah, of which Jehovah had said, In Jerusalem
shall My name be always.
5 And he built altars for all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of
6 He also caused his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; he
practiced fortunetelling, witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and necromancers.
He did much evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him to anger.
7 And he set a graven image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which
God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house and in Jerusalem, which I
have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name always;
8 and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land which I have appointed for
your fathers; only if they take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the
whole Law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.
9 So Manasseh caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go astray, to do more
evil than the nations whom Jehovah had destroyed before the children of Israel.
10 And Jehovah spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not listen.
11 Therefore Jehovah brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of
Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him
off to Babylon.
12 And when he was in distress, he entreated Jehovah his God, and humbled himself
greatly before the God of his fathers,
13 and prayed to Him; and He was entreated of him, heard his supplication, and brought
him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh recognized that Jehovah was
14 After this he built a wall outside the City of David on the west side of Gihon, in the
valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate; and it encircled Ophel, and he raised it to a
very great height. And he stationed commanders of the forces in all the fortified cities of
15 He took away the foreign gods and the idol out of the house of Jehovah, and all the
altars that he had built in the mount of the house of Jehovah and in Jerusalem; and he cast
them out of the city.
16 He also repaired the altar of Jehovah, sacrificed peace offerings and thank offerings on
it, and commanded Judah to serve Jehovah the God of Israel.
17 However the people still sacrificed on the high places; nevertheless to Jehovah their
18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers
who spoke to him in the name of Jehovah the God of Israel, behold, they are written in the
book of the kings of Israel.
19 Also his prayer and his entreaty, and all his sin and unfaithfulness, and the places
where he built high places and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled,
behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.
20 So Manasseh rested with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. And his
son Amon reigned in his place.
21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned two years in
22 And he did evil in the eyes of Jehovah, as his father Manasseh had done; for Amon
sacrificed to all the graven images which his father Manasseh had made, and served them.
23 And he did not humble himself before Jehovah, as his father Manasseh had humbled
himself, but Amon exceeded his guilt.
24 Then his servants conspired against him, and killed him in his own house.
25 But the people of the land executed all those who had conspired against King Amon.
And the people of the land made his son Josiah king in his place.