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2 Chronicles 33

CEB 1 Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king, and he ruled for fifty-five years in Jerusalem. NIV 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. CEB 2 He did what was evil in the LORD's eyes, imitating the detestable practices of the nations that the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. NIV 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. CEB 3 He rebuilt the shrines that his father Hezekiah had destroyed, set up altars for the Baals, and made sacred poles. He bowed down to all the stars in the sky and worshipped them. NIV 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. CEB 4 He even built altars in the LORD's temple, the very place the LORD was speaking about when he said, "My name will remain in Jerusalem forever." NIV 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever.” CEB 5 Manasseh built altars for all the stars in the sky in both courtyards of the LORD's temple. NIV 5 In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. CEB 6 He burned his own sons alive in the Ben-hinnom Valley, consulted sign readers, fortune-tellers, and sorcerers, and used mediums and diviners. He did much evil in the LORD's eyes and made him angry. NIV 6 He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger. CEB 7 Manasseh set up the carved image he had made in God's temple, the very temple God had spoken about to David and his son Solomon, saying: In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have selected out of all Israel's tribes, I will put my name forever. NIV 7 He took the image he had made and put it in God’s temple, of which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever. CEB 8 I will never again remove Israel from the fertile land I gave to your ancestors, provided they carefully do everything I have commanded them—keeping all the Instruction, the regulations, and the case laws given through Moses. NIV 8 I will not again make the feet of the Israelites leave the land I assigned to your ancestors, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them concerning all the laws, decrees and regulations given through Moses.” CEB 9 In this way Manasseh led Judah and the residents of Jerusalem into doing even more evil than the nations that the LORD had wiped out before the Israelites. NIV 9 But Manasseh led Judah and the people of Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites. CEB 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they wouldn't listen. NIV 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. CEB 11 So the LORD brought the army commanders of Assyria's king against them. They captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains, and carried him off to Babylon. NIV 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. CEB 12 During his distress, Manasseh made peace with the LORD his God, truly submitting himself to the God of his ancestors. NIV 12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. CEB 13 He prayed, and God was moved by his request. God listened to Manasseh's prayer and restored him to his rule in Jerusalem. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was the true God. NIV 13 And when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God. CEB 14 After this, Manasseh rebuilt the outer wall of David's City, west of the Gihon Spring in the valley, extending as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate, enclosing the elevated fortress and greatly increasing its height. He also installed military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah. NIV 14 Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate and encircling the hill of Ophel; he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah. CEB 15 He removed the foreign gods and the idol from the LORD's temple, as well as all the altars he had built on the hill of the LORD's temple and in Jerusalem, dumping them outside the city. NIV 15 He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the LORD, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city. CEB 16 He restored the LORD's altar, offered well-being sacrifices and thank offerings on it, and ordered the people of Judah to worship the LORD, Israel's God. NIV 16 Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed fellowship offerings and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel. CEB 17 The people, however, still sacrificed at the shrines, but only to the LORD their God. NIV 17 The people, however, continued to sacrifice at the high places, but only to the LORD their God. CEB 18 The rest of Manasseh's deeds, including his prayer to God and what the seers told him in the name of the LORD, Israel's God, are found in the records of Israel's kings. NIV 18 The other events of Manasseh’s reign, including his prayer to his God and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, are written in the annals of the kings of Israel. CEB 19 Manasseh's prayer and its answer, all his sin and unfaithfulness, and the locations of the shrines, sacred poles, and idols he set up before he submitted are written in the records of Hozai. NIV 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. CEB 20 Manasseh lay down with his ancestors and was buried in his palace. His son Amon succeeded him as king. NIV 20 Manasseh rested with his ancestors and was buried in his palace. And Amon his son succeeded him as king. CEB 21 Amon was 22 years old when he became king, and he ruled for two years in Jerusalem. NIV 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. CEB 22 He did what was evil in the LORD's eyes, just as his father Manasseh had done. He sacrificed to all the idols his father had made and worshipped them. NIV 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. CEB 23 But unlike his father Manasseh, Amon didn't submit before the LORD; instead, Amon increased his guilt. NIV 23 But unlike his father Manasseh, he did not humble himself before the LORD; Amon increased his guilt. CEB 24 His own officials plotted against him and killed him in his palace. NIV 24 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace. CEB 25 The people of the land then executed all those who had plotted against King Amon and made his son Josiah the next king. NIV 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.

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