2 Kings 21:19-26

Amon Reigns in Judah

19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
20 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, 1as Manasseh his father had done.
21 He walked in all the way in which his father walked and served 2the idols that his father served and worshiped them.
22 3He abandoned the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD.
23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him and put the king to death in his house.
24 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
26 And he was buried in his tomb 4in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place.

2 Kings 21:19-26 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 2 KINGS 21

In this chapter a short history is given of the two wicked reigns of Manasseh and Amon; Manasseh is charged with great idolatry, with enchantments and witchcrafts, and seducing the children of Israel, 2Ki 21:1-9 and a prophecy is given out of the destruction of Jerusalem for his sins, 2Ki 21:10-16, and an account is given of his death and burial, 2Ki 21:17,18, and of his son and successor Amon, and the evils committed by him, 2Ki 21:19-22 and of the conspiracy against his life, which succeeded, and Josiah his son reigned in his stead, 2Ki 21:23-26.

2 Kings 21:19-26 In-Context

17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon his son reigned in his place.
19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
20 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done.
21 He walked in all the way in which his father walked and served the idols that his father served and worshiped them.
22 He abandoned the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD.
23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him and put the king to death in his house.
24 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
26 And he was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place.

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