2 Chronicles 33:11

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.

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Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.
Therefore the LORD brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon.
So the LORD sent the commanders of the Assyrian armies, and they took Manasseh prisoner. They put a ring through his nose, bound him in bronze chains, and led him away to Babylon.

What does 2 Chronicles 33:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 33:11

Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host
of the king of Assyria
Who was Esarhaddon, the son and successor of Sennacherib; this, according to the Jewish chronology F6, was in the twenty second year of Manasseh's reign:

which took Manasseh among the thorns;
in a thicket of briers and thorns, where, upon his defeat, he had hid himself; a fit emblem of the afflictions and troubles his sins brought him into:

and bound him with fetters;
hands and feet; with chains of brass, as the Targum, such as Zedekiah was bound with, ( 2 Kings 25:7 ) , not chains of gold, with which Mark Antony bound a king of Armenia, for the sake of honour F7:

and carried him to Babylon;
for now the king of Assyria was become master of that city, and added it to his monarchy, and made it the seat of his residence; at least some times that and sometimes Nineveh, Merodachbaladan being dead, or conquered; though, according to Suidas {h}, it was he that took Manasseh; and by an Arabic writer F9, he is said to be carried to Nineveh.


F6 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 24. p. 67.
F7 Vell. Patercul. Hist. Roman. l. 2.
F8 In voce (manasshv) .
F9 Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 67. So Suidas, ib.
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