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2 Chronicles 33:7

Overview - 2 Chronicles 33
Manasseh's wicked reign.
He sets up idolatry, and will not be admonished.
11 He is carried into Babylon.
12 Upon his prayer to God he is released and puts down idolatry.
18 His acts.
20 He dying, Amon succeeds him;
21 who is slain by his servants.
25 The murderers being slain, Josiah succeeds him.
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2 Chronicles 33:7  (King James Version)
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:
 


he set a carved image
The Targumist says, "He set up an image, the likeness of himself, in the house of the sanctuary." In the parallel passage it is, "a graven image of the grove," or rather, Asherah or Astarte
Manasseh, as Bp. Patrick observes, seems to have studied to find out what God had forbidden in his law, that he might practice it: a most prodigious change from the height of piety in his father's time, into the sink of impiety in this!

in the house
2 Kings 21:7 2 Kings 21:8 ; 23:6

God had said
4 ; 1 Kings 8:29 ; Psalms 132:13 Psalms 132:14

which I have
6:6 1 Kings 8:44 1 Kings 8:48 ; 1 Kings 11:13 1 Kings 11:32 Psalms 78:68
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