I will not again1 make the feet of the Israelites wander from the land I gave their forefathers, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them and will keep the whole Law that my servant Moses2 gave them."
But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil3 than the nations4 the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.
The LORD said through his servants the prophets:
"Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil5 than the Amorites6 who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols.712
Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster8 on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle.913
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line10 used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe11 out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.
I will forsake12 the remnant13 of my inheritance and hand them over to their enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their foes,
because they have done evil14 in my eyes and have provoked15 me to anger from the day their forefathers came out of Egypt until this day."
Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood16 that he filled Jerusalem from end to end--besides the sin that he had caused Judah17 to commit, so that they did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
As for the other events of Manasseh's reign, and all he did, including the sin he committed, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
Manasseh rested with his fathers and was buried in his palace garden,18 the garden of Uzza. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.