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2 Chronicles 33:12

12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.

Read 2 Chronicles 33:12 Using Other Translations

And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
But while in deep distress, Manasseh sought the LORD his God and sincerely humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

What does 2 Chronicles 33:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 33:12

And when he was in affliction
In prison; however, in fetters; according to the Targum, the Chaldeans made an instrument of brass with holes in it, and put him in it, and fire about it, something like the brasen bull of Perillus; and the above Arabian writer F11 calls it a tower of brass:

he besought the Lord his God;
by prayer and supplication:

and humbled himself greatly before the Lord God of his fathers;
confessing his sins, expressing great sorrow and repentance for them.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Abulph. & Suidas, ib. (Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 67.)
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