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2 Chronicles 33 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Menashsheh was twelve years old when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty-five years in Yerushalayim. 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years.
2 He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the nations whom the LORD cast out before the children of Yisra'el. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
3 For he built again the high places which Hizkiyahu his father had broken down; and he reared up altars for the Ba`alim, and made Asherot, and worshiped all the host of the sky, and served them. 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.
4 He built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD said, In Yerushalayim shall my name be forever. 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever."
5 He built altars for all the host of the sky in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 5 In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts.
6 He also made his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; and he practiced sorcery, and used enchantments, and practiced sorcery, and dealt with those who had familiar spirits, and with wizards: he worked much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 6 He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
7 He set the engraved image of the idol, which he had made, in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Shlomo his son, In this house, and in Yerushalayim, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Yisra'el, will I put my name forever: 7 He took the carved image he had made and put it in God's temple, of which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.
8 neither will I any more remove the foot of Yisra'el from off the land which I have appointed for your fathers, if only they will observe to do all that I have commanded them, even all the law and the statutes and the ordinances [given] by Moshe. 8 I will not again make the feet of the Israelites leave the land I assigned to your forefathers, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them concerning all the laws, decrees and ordinances given through Moses."
9 Menashsheh seduced Yehudah and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, so that they did evil more than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Yisra'el. 9 But Manasseh led Judah and the people of Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.
10 The LORD spoke to Menashsheh, and to his people; but they gave no heed. 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
11 Therefore the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king of Ashshur, who took Menashsheh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Bavel. 11 So the LORD brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.
12 When he was in distress, he begged the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
13 He prayed to him; and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Yerushalayim into his kingdom. Then Menashsheh knew that the LORD he was God. 13 And when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God.
14 Now after this he built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gichon, in the valley, even to the entrance at the fish gate; and he compassed `Ofel about [with it], and raised it up to a very great height: and he put valiant captains in all the fortified cities of Yehudah. 14 Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate and encircling the hill of Ophel; he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.
15 He took away the foreign gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mountain of the house of the LORD, and in Yerushalayim, and cast them out of the city. 15 He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the LORD, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city.
16 He built up the altar of the LORD, and offered thereon sacrifices of peace-offerings and of thanksgiving, and commanded Yehudah to serve the LORD, the God of Yisra'el. 16 Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed fellowship offerings and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel.
17 Nevertheless the people sacrificed still in the high places, but only to the LORD their God. 17 The people, however, continued to sacrifice at the high places, but only to the LORD their God.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Menashsheh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, behold, they are written among the acts of the kings of Yisra'el. 18 The other events of Manasseh's reign, including his prayer to his God and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, are written in the annals of the kings of Israel.
19 His prayer also, and how [God] was entreated of him, and all his sin and his trespass, and the places in which he built high places, and set up the Asherim and the engraved images, before he humbled himself: behold, they are written in the history of Hozai. 19 His prayer and how God was moved by his entreaty, as well as all his sins and unfaithfulness, and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself--all are written in the records of the seers.
20 So Menashsheh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his place. 20 Manasseh rested with his fathers and was buried in his palace. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.
21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned two years in Yerushalayim. 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years.
22 He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Menashsheh his father; and Amon sacrificed to all the engraved images which Menashsheh his father had made, and served them. 22 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as his father Manasseh had done. Amon worshiped and offered sacrifices to all the idols Manasseh had made.
23 He didn't humble himself before the LORD, as Menashsheh his father had humbled himself; but this same Amon trespassed more and more. 23 But unlike his father Manasseh, he did not humble himself before the LORD; Amon increased his guilt.
24 His servants conspired against him, and put him to death in his own house. 24 Amon's officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace.
25 But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Yoshiyahu his son king in his place. 25 Then the people of the land killed all who had plotted against King Amon, and they made Josiah his son king in his place.