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2 Chronicles 33

GNT 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king of Judah, and he ruled in Jerusalem for fifty-five years. NIV 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. GNT 2 Following the disgusting practices of the nations whom the Lord had driven out of the land as his people advanced, Manasseh sinned against the Lord. 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. GNT 3 He rebuilt the pagan places of worship that his father Hezekiah had destroyed. He built altars for the worship of Baal, made images of the goddess Asherah, and worshiped the stars. 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. GNT 4 He built pagan altars in the Temple, the place that the Lord had said was where he should be worshiped 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.” GNT 5 In the two courtyards of the Temple he built altars for the worship of the stars. NIV 5 In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. GNT 6 He sacrificed his sons in Hinnom Valley as burnt offerings. He practiced divination and magic and consulted fortunetellers and mediums. He sinned greatly against the Lord and stirred up his anger. 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. GNT 7 He placed an image in the Temple, the place about which God had said to David and his son Solomon: "Here in Jerusalem, in this Temple, is the place that I have chosen out of all the territory of the twelve tribes of Israel as the place where I am to be worshiped. 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. GNT 8 And if the people of Israel will obey all my commands and keep the whole Law that my servant Moses gave them, then I will not allow them to be driven out of the land that I gave to their ancestors." 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.” GNT 9 Manasseh led the people of Judah to commit even greater sins than those committed by the nations whom the Lord had driven out of the land as his people advanced. 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. GNT 10 Although the Lord warned Manasseh and his people, they refused to listen. NIV 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. GNT 11 So the Lord let the commanders of the Assyrian army invade Judah. They captured Manasseh, stuck hooks in him, put him in chains, and took him 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. GNT 12 In his suffering he became humble, turned to the Lord his God, and begged him for help. NIV 12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. GNT 13 God accepted Manasseh's prayer and answered it by letting him go back to Jerusalem and rule again. This convinced Manasseh that the Lord was 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. GNT 14 After this, Manasseh increased the height of the outer wall on the east side of David's City, from a point in the valley near Gihon Spring north to the Fish Gate and the area of the city called Ophel. He also stationed an army officer in command of a unit of troops in each of 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. GNT 15 He removed from the Temple the foreign gods and the image that he had placed there, and the pagan altars that were on the hill where the Temple stood and in other places in Jerusalem; he took all these things outside the city and threw them away. 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. GNT 16 He also repaired the altar where the Lord was worshiped, and he sacrificed fellowship offerings and thanksgiving offerings on it. He commanded all the people of Judah to worship the Lord, the God of Israel. 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. GNT 17 Although the people continued to offer sacrifices at other places of worship, they offered them only to the Lord. NIV 17 The people, however, continued to sacrifice at the high places, but only to the LORD their God. GNT 18 Everything else that Manasseh did, the prayer he made to his God, and the messages of the prophets who spoke to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, are all recorded in [The History of the Kings of Israel.] 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. GNT 19 The king's prayer and God's answer to it, and an account of the sins he committed before he repented - the evil he did, the pagan places of worship and the symbols of the goddess Asherah that he made and the idols that he worshiped - are all recorded in [The History of the Prophets.] 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. GNT 20 Manasseh died and was buried at the palace, and 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. GNT 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king of Judah, and he ruled in Jerusalem for two years. NIV 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. GNT 22 Like his father Manasseh, he sinned against the Lord, and he worshiped the idols that his father had worshiped. 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. GNT 23 But unlike his father, he did not become humble and turn to the Lord; he was even more sinful than his father had been. NIV 23 But unlike his father Manasseh, he did not humble himself before the LORD; Amon increased his guilt. GNT 24 Amon's officials plotted against him and assassinated him in the palace. NIV 24 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace. GNT 25 The people of Judah killed Amon's assassins and made his son Josiah 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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