Through his servants the prophets the Lord said,
"King Manasseh has done these disgusting things, things far worse than what the Canaanites did; and with his idols he has led the people of Judah into sin.
So I, the Lord God of Israel, will bring such a disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that everyone who hears about it will be stunned.
I will punish Jerusalem as I did Samaria, as I did King Ahab of Israel and his descendants. I will wipe Jerusalem clean of its people, as clean as a plate that has been wiped and turned upside down.
I will abandon the people who survive, and will hand them over to their enemies, who will conquer them and plunder their land.
I will do this to my people because they have sinned against me and have stirred up my anger from the time their ancestors came out of Egypt to this day."