Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
But he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven a and served them.
He also built altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, "In Jerusalem shall My name be forever."
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.