2 Kings

2 Kings 21

1Manasseh's wicked reign and great idolatry. 10Prophecies uttered against Judah because of his wickedness. 17He dieth: Amon succeedeth him. 19Amon's wicked reign. 23He is slain by a conspiracy of his servants; the people slay the murderers, and make Josiah king. 25Amon's acts and burial.

1MANASSEH was atwelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzi-bah.

a 2Ch. 33.1-10. 1Ch. 3.13. Mat. 1.10.

2And bhe did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

b 2Ch. 33.2,3. 1Ki. 16.25-33. ch. 8.18; 16.2-4; 22.17; 24.3,4; 17.8-17. v.3-7,16. De. 18.9,10. Je. 15.4.

3For he built up again the high places cwhich Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.

c ch. 18.4; 17.16; 8.18,27; 23.4-15,24. 1Ki. 16.32,33. Je. 2-17. Is. 59.1-15.

4And dhe built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, eIn Jerusalem will I put my name.

d 2Ch. 33.4,5. Je. 7.30; 32.34. ch. 16.19; 23.4,6. Eze. 7.20. e 2Sa. 7.13. 1Ki. 8.29; 9.3. Ps. 78.68,69.

5And he built faltars for all the host of heaven in gthe two courts of the house of the LORD.

f ch. 16.11; 23.4,6. 1Ki. 6.36. 2Ch. 33.15. g 1Ki. 7.12. ch. 23.12.

6And hhe made his son pass ithrough the fire, and observed times, and jused enchantments, and dealt with kfamiliar spirits and wizards: he lwrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

h 2Ch. 33.6. ch. 16.3. Le. 18.21; 19.16,31. De. 18.10-14. Is. 8.19. i Le. 18.21. 2Ki. 16.3. j ch. 17.17. Le. 19.26. k ch. 23.24. l Ge. 13.13. ch. 24.3,4. Je. 15.4. 2Ti. 3.13. De. 32.21,22. 2Ch. 36.14. Am. 4.4.

7And he set ma graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In nthis house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:

m ch. 23.6. 2Ch. 33.7. n 2Ch. 6.6. 1Ki. 8.13,29,44; 9.3. ch. 23.27. 2Sa. 7.10. Ps. 132.13; 78.68,69. v.4.

8Neither owill I make the feet of Israel move pany more out of the land which I gave their fathers; qonly if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

o 2Sa. 7.10. p 1Ch. 17.9. ch. 18.11. 2Ch. 33.8. q Le. 26.1-14. De. 28.1-15; 4-26. Is. 1.19. Ps. 37.3.

9But rthey hearkened not: and Manasseh sseduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

r ch. 17.14,15. Zec. 7.11,12. 2Ch. 36.13-16. Je. 44.4,5. s Pr. 29.12. Re. 2.20. 1Ki. 14.15,16. Ho. 5.11. Mi. 6.16. Jn. 15.22. Ja. 4.17. Eze. 16.47,51. Ps. 12.8.

10¶And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying,

11Because tManasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and uhath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:

t Je. 15.4. ch. 23.26; 21.3,4; 24.3,4. u 1Ki. 21.26.

12Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, vI am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.

v Mi. 3.12. Da. 9.12. Je. 19.3. 1Sa. 3.11. Is. 3.11. Ro. 2.8,9. ch. 22.17.

13And I will wstretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the *plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, 1wiping it , and turning it upside down.

*plummet-a measuring line having a weight at the end.

1Heb. he wipeth and turneth it upon the face thereof.

w Is. 28.17; 34.11. ch. 17.6; 10.11. Je. 26.9; 25.9; 2-23; 25; 26; 32.28-35. La. 2.8. Am. 7.7,8. Zec. 1.6. 1Ki. 21.24. Eze. 5-16; 20.33-48; 21.31,32; 22; 23; 24.

14And I will forsake the xremnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;

x ch. 19.4,30,31; 24; 25. 2Ch. 33.11. Le. 26.15-39. De. 28.15-68. Je. 1-26; 32. Eze. 4-24. La. 1-5.

15Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, ysince the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.

y Eze. 16; 20; 23. Ps. 78; 106. Ne. 9. Da. 9.

16Moreover zManasseh shed in-nocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem 2from one end to another; beside ahis sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

2Heb. from mouth to mouth.

z v.2-7. ch. 16.3,4; 24.3,4. a v.7. 1Ki. 14.15,16.

17¶Now bthe rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

b 1Ki. 22.45,50. ch. 15.6,7,36,38; 20.20,21. 2Ch. 33.1-20.

18And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of cUzza: and Amon his son reigned in his *stead.


c v.26.

19¶Amon was dtwenty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned etwo years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

d 2Ch. 33.21-25. 1Ch. 3.14. Mat. 1.10. e 1Ki. 15.25; 16.8; 22.51. ch. 15.23.

20And he did fthat which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did.

f v.2-7,16. 2Ch. 33.22. Nu. 32.14.

21And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them:

22And he gforsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.

g 1Ki. 11.33. Ju. 2.12,13. Je. 2.13. Jonah 2.8. De. 32.15-21.

23¶And the servants of Amon hconspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.

h ch. 12.20; 14.19; 15.9,25,30. 1Ki. 15.27; 16.9.

24And the people of the land islew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land jmade Josiah his son king in his *stead.


i 1Ki. 16.16-18. ch. 14.5; 15.14. j 1Sa. 11.15. 2Sa. 5.3. 1Ki. 12.20; 16.16. ch. 11.17.

25Now kthe rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

k v.17. 1Ki. 11.41,43; 14.20,31. ch. 8.23,24; 15.6,7,36,38.

26And he was buried in his sepulchre lin the garden of Uzza: and 3Josiah his son reigned in his *stead.

3called Josias, Mat. 1.10.


l v.18.