For he builtaltars for 1all the host of heaven in 2the twocourts of the house of the LORD.
63He made his sonpass through the fire, 4practicedwitchcraft and useddivination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He didmuchevil in the sight of the LORDprovoking Him to anger.
Then 5he set the carvedimage of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORDsaid to David and to his sonSolomon, "6In thishouse and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My nameforever.
"And I 7will not make the feet of Israelwanderanymore from the landwhich I gave their fathers, ifonly they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that My servantMosescommanded them."
But they did not listen, and Manasseh8seduced them to doevilmorethan the nationswhom the LORDdestroyedbefore the sons of Israel.
Now the LORDspokethrough His servants the prophets, saying,
"9BecauseManassehking of Judah has donetheseabominations, 10having donewickedlymorethanall the Amoritesdidwho were before him, and 11has also made Judahsin12with his idols ;
12thereforethussays the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am bringing such calamity on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoeverhears of it, 13both his ears will tingle.
'14I will stretchoverJerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipeJerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upsidedown.
'I will abandon the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies, and they will become as plunder and spoil to all their enemies ;
15because they have doneevil in My sight, and have beenprovoking Me to angersince the day their fatherscame from Egypt, even to thisday.' "