2 Chronicles 33:21-25

Amon King of Judah

21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years.
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 But unlike his father Manasseh, he did not humble himself before the LORD; Amon increased his guilt.
24 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace.
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.

2 Chronicles 33:21-25 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 2 CHRONICLES 33

This chapter gives an account of the reign of Manasseh, of his idolatries and impieties, 2Ch 33:1-10, of his captivity, humiliation, repentance, and reformation, 2Ch 33:11-17 of his last end, death, and burial, 2Ch 33:18-20 and of the wicked reign of Amon his son, and of his death by his servants, 2Ch 33:21-25.

2 Chronicles 33:21-25 In-Context

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 these are written in the records of the seers.
20 Manasseh rested with his ancestors and was buried in his palace. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.
21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years.
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 But unlike his father Manasseh, he did not humble himself before the LORD; Amon increased his guilt.
24 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace.
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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 3:14
  • 2. ver 12; S Exodus 10:3; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalms 18:27; Psalms 147:6; Proverbs 3:34
  • 3. S 2 Chronicles 22:1