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2 Kings 21

NLT 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother was Hephzibah. NIV 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother's name was Hephzibah. NLT 2 He did what was evil in the ’s sight, following the detestable practices of the pagan nations that the had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites. NIV 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. NLT 3 He rebuilt the pagan shrines his father, Hezekiah, had destroyed. He constructed altars for Baal and set up an Asherah pole, just as King Ahab of Israel had done. He also bowed before all the powers of the heavens and worshiped them. NIV 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. NLT 4 He built pagan altars in the Temple of the , the place where the had said, “My name will remain in Jerusalem forever.” NIV 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put my Name." NLT 5 He built these altars for all the powers of the heavens in both courtyards of the ’s Temple. NIV 5 In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. NLT 6 Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire. He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the ’s sight, arousing his anger. NIV 6 He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger. NLT 7 Manasseh even made a carved image of Asherah and set it up in the Temple, the very place where the had told David and his son Solomon: “My name will be honored forever in this Temple and in Jerusalem—the city I have chosen from among all the tribes of Israel. NIV 7 He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the LORD 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. NLT 8 If the Israelites will be careful to obey my commands—all the laws my servant Moses gave them—I will not send them into exile from this land that I gave their ancestors.” NIV 8 I will not again make the feet of the Israelites wander from the land I gave their forefathers, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them and will keep the whole Law that my servant Moses gave them." NLT 9 But the people refused to listen, and Manasseh led them to do even more evil than the pagan nations that the had destroyed when the people of Israel entered the land. NIV 9 But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites. NLT 10 Then the said through his servants the prophets: NIV 10 The LORD said through his servants the prophets: NLT 11 “King Manasseh of Judah has done many detestable things. He is even more wicked than the Amorites, who lived in this land before Israel. He has caused the people of Judah to sin with his idols. NIV 11 "Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil than the Amorites who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols. NLT 12 So this is what the , the God of Israel, says: I will bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of those who hear about it will tingle with horror. NIV 12 Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. NLT 13 I will judge Jerusalem by the same standard I used for Samaria and the same measure I used for the family of Ahab. I will wipe away the people of Jerusalem as one wipes a dish and turns it upside down. NIV 13 I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. NLT 14 Then I will reject even the remnant of my own people who are left, and I will hand them over as plunder for their enemies. NIV 14 I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and hand them over to their enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their foes, NLT 15 For they have done great evil in my sight and have angered me ever since their ancestors came out of Egypt.” NIV 15 because they have done evil in my eyes and have provoked me to anger from the day their forefathers came out of Egypt until this day." NLT 16 Manasseh also murdered many innocent people until Jerusalem was filled from one end to the other with innocent blood. This was in addition to the sin that he caused the people of Judah to commit, leading them to do evil in the ’s sight. NIV 16 Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end--besides the sin that he had caused Judah to commit, so that they did evil in the eyes of the LORD. NLT 17 The rest of the events in Manasseh’s reign and everything he did, including the sins he committed, are recorded in NIV 17 As for the other events of Manasseh's reign, and all he did, including the sin he committed, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? NLT 18 When Manasseh died, he was buried in the palace garden, the garden of Uzza. Then his son Amon became the next king. NIV 18 Manasseh rested with his fathers and was buried in his palace garden, the garden of Uzza. And Amon his son succeeded him as king. NLT 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. His mother was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz from Jotbah. NIV 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. His mother's name was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz; she was from Jotbah. NLT 20 He did what was evil in the ’s sight, just as his father, Manasseh, had done. NIV 20 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as his father Manasseh had done. NLT 21 He followed the example of his father, worshiping the same idols his father had worshiped. NIV 21 He walked in all the ways of his father; he worshiped the idols his father had worshiped, and bowed down to them. NLT 22 He abandoned the , the God of his ancestors, and he refused to follow the ’s ways. NIV 22 He forsook the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD. NLT 23 Then Amon’s own officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace. NIV 23 Amon's officials conspired against him and assassinated the king in his palace. NLT 24 But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and they made his son Josiah the next king. NIV 24 Then the people of the land killed all who had plotted against King Amon, and they made Josiah his son king in his place. NLT 25 The rest of the events in Amon’s reign and what he did are recorded in NIV 25 As for the other events of Amon's reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? NLT 26 He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza. Then his son Josiah became the next king. NIV 26 He was buried in his grave in the garden of Uzza. And Josiah his son succeeded him as king.