21:1 Manasseh [was] twelve years old when he began to reign, and
he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's
name [was] Hephzi-bah.
21:2 And he 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.
21:3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his
father had destroyed; and he reared altars for Baal, and made a
grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshiped all the host
of heaven, and served them.
21:4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the
LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
21:5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two
courts of the house of the LORD.
21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed
times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits
and wizards: he committed much wickedness in the sight of the
LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.
21:7 And he set a 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 this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out
of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
21:8 Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of
the land which I gave their fathers; only 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.
21:9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do
more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before
the children of Israel.
21:10 And the LORD spoke by his servants the prophets, saying,
21:11 Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these
abominations, [and] hath done wickedly above all that the
Amorites did, who [were] before him, and hath made Judah also
to sin with his idols:
21:12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I
[am] bringing [such] evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that
whoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.
21:13 And I will stretch 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, wiping [it], and turning [it] upside
21:14 And I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance, and
deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall
become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
21:15 Because they have done [that which was] evil in my sight,
and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came
out of Egypt, even to this day.
21:16 Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he
had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin
with which he made Judah to sin, in doing evil in the sight of
21:17 Now the 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?
21:18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the
garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his
son reigned in his stead.
21:19 Amon [was] twenty and two years old when he began to
reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's
name [was] Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
21:20 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD,
as his father Manasseh did.
21:21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in,
and served the idols that his father served, and worshiped
21:22 And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not
in the way of the LORD.
21:23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew
the king in his own house.
21:24 And 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.
21:25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, [are] they
not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
21:26 And he was buried in his sepulcher in the garden of Uzza:
and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.