The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they didn't listen.a11
So He brought against them the military commanders of the king of Assyria. They captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze [shackles], and took him to Babylon.
When he was in distress, he sought the favor of the Lord his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.
He prayed to Him, so He heard his petition and granted his request, and brought him back to Jerusalem, to his kingdom. So Manasseh came to know that the Lord is God.
After this, he built the outer wall of the city of David from west of Gihon in the valley to the entrance of the Fish Gate; he brought it around the Ophel, and he heightened it considerably. He also placed military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.
He removed the foreign gods and the idolb from the Lord's temple, along with all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the Lord's temple and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city.
He builtc the altar of the Lord and offered fellowship and thank offerings on it. Then he told Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel.
However, the people still sacrificed at the high places, but only to the Lord their God.