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2 Chronicles

1 Man­asseh was twelve years old when he be­gan to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: 2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abom­i­na­tions of the hea­then, whom the LORD had cast out be­fore the chil­dren of Is­rael. 3 For he built again the high places which Hezeki­ah his fa­ther had bro­ken down, and he reared up al­tars for Baal­im, and made groves, and wor­shipped all the host of heav­en, and served them. 4 Also he built al­tars in the house of the LORD, where­of the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ev­er. 5 And he built al­tars for all the host of heav­en in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he caused his chil­dren to pass through the fire in the val­ley of the son of Hin­nom: also he ob­served times, and used en­chant­ments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a fa­mil­iar spir­it, and with wiz­ards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to pro­voke him to anger. 7 And he set a carved 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 be­fore all the tribes of Is­rael, will I put my name for ev­er: 8 Nei­ther will I any more re­move the foot of Is­rael from out of the land which I have ap­point­ed for your fa­thers; so that they will 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 made Ju­dah and the in­hab­i­tants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the hea­then, whom the LORD had de­stroyed be­fore the chil­dren of Is­rael. 10 And the LORD spake to Man­asseh, and to his peo­ple: but they would not hear­ken. 11 Where­fore the LORD brought upon them the cap­tains of the host of the king of As­syr­ia, which took Man­asseh among the thorns, and bound him with fet­ters, and car­ried him to Baby­lon. 12 And when he was in af­flic­tion, he be­sought the LORD his God, and hum­bled him­self great­ly be­fore the God of his fa­thers, 13 And prayed unto him: and he was in­treat­ed of him, and heard his sup­pli­ca­tion, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his king­dom. Then Man­asseh knew that the LORD he was God. 14 Now af­ter this he built a wall with­out the city of David, on the west side of Gi­hon, in the val­ley, even to the en­ter­ing in at the fish gate, and com­passed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put cap­tains of war in all the fenced cities of Ju­dah. 15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the al­tars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. 16 And he re­paired the al­tar of the LORD, and sac­ri­ficed there­on peace of­fer­ings and thank of­fer­ings, and com­mand­ed Ju­dah to serve the LORD God of Is­rael. 17 Nev­er­the­less the peo­ple did sac­ri­fice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God on­ly. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Man­asseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Is­rael, be­hold, they are written in the book of the kings of Is­rael. 19 His prayer al­so, and how God was in­treat­ed of him, and all his sin, and his tres­pass, and the places where­in 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 slept with his fa­thers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead. 21 Amon was two and twen­ty years old when he be­gan to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Man­asseh his fa­ther: for Amon sac­ri­ficed unto all the carved im­ages which Man­asseh his fa­ther had made, and served them; 23 And hum­bled not him­self be­fore the LORD, as Man­asseh his fa­ther had hum­bled him­self; but Amon tres­passed more and more. 24 And his ser­vants con­spired against him, and slew him in his own house. 25 But the peo­ple of the land slew all them that had con­spired against king Amon; and the peo­ple of the land made Josi­ah his son king in his stead.