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2 Kings 21

CEB 1 Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king, and he ruled for fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah. NIV 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother’s name was Hephzibah. 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 Baal, and made a sacred pole, just as Israel's King Ahab had done. He bowed down to all the stars in the sky and worshipped them. NIV 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. CEB 4 He even built altars in the two courtyards of the LORD's temple—the very place the LORD was speaking of when he said: "I will put my name in Jerusalem." NIV 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem I will put my Name.” CEB 5 Manasseh built altars for all the stars in the sky in both courtyards of the LORD's temple. NIV 5 In the two courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. CEB 6 He burned his own son alive, consulted sign readers and fortune-tellers, and used mediums and diviners. He did much evil in the LORD's eyes and made him angry. NIV 6 He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, 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 Asherah image he had made in the temple—the very temple the LORD had spoken about to David and his son Solomon, saying, In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all Israel's tribes, I will put my name forever. NIV 7 He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the LORD 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 land I gave to their ancestors, provided they carefully do everything I have commanded them—keeping all the Instruction my servant Moses commanded them. NIV 8 I will not again make the feet of the Israelites wander from the land I gave their ancestors, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them and will keep the whole Law that my servant Moses gave them.” CEB 9 But they wouldn't listen. Manasseh led them into doing even more evil than the nations the LORD had wiped out before the Israelites. NIV 9 But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites. CEB 10 The LORD spoke through his servants the prophets: NIV 10 The LORD said through his servants the prophets: CEB 11 Judah's King Manasseh has done detestable things, things more evil than the Amorites had done before his time. He has caused Judah to sin with his images. NIV 11 “Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil than the Amorites who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols. CEB 12 Because of this, the LORD, Israel's God, has said: I'm about to bring on Jerusalem and Judah such a great disaster that the ears of anyone who hears about it will ring. NIV 12 Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. CEB 13 I will stretch out over Jerusalem the same line that I used to measured Samaria and the same mason's level that I used on Ahab's family. I will wipe Jerusalem clean the same way someone wipes a plate clean, wiping it clean then turning it facedown. NIV 13 I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. CEB 14 Whatever survives of my inheritance, I'll leave behind, handing them over to their enemies. They will be nothing but plunder and loot for every one of their enemies. NIV 14 I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and give them into the hands of enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their enemies; CEB 15 This will happen because they have done what is evil in my eyes, making me angry from the day their ancestors left Egypt until this very moment. NIV 15 they have done evil in my eyes and have aroused my anger from the day their ancestors came out of Egypt until this day.” CEB 16 Manasseh spilled so much innocent blood that he filled up every corner of Jerusalem with it. And this doesn't include the sins he caused Judah to commit so that they did what was evil in the LORD's eyes. NIV 16 Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end—besides the sin that he had caused Judah to commit, so that they did evil in the eyes of the LORD. CEB 17 The rest of Manasseh's deeds, all that he accomplished, and the sin he committed, aren't they written in the official records of Judah's kings? NIV 17 As for the other events of Manasseh’s reign, and all he did, including the sin he committed, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? CEB 18 Manasseh lay down with his ancestors. He was buried in his palace garden, the Uzza Garden. His son Amon succeeded him as king. NIV 18 Manasseh rested with his ancestors and was buried in his palace garden, the garden of Uzza. And Amon his son succeeded him as king. CEB 19 Amon was 22 years old when he became king, and he ruled for two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth; she was Haruz's daughter and was from Jotbah. NIV 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. His mother’s name was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz; she was from Jotbah. CEB 20 He did what was evil in the LORD's eyes, just as his father Manasseh had done. NIV 20 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as his father Manasseh had done. CEB 21 He walked in all the ways his father had walked. He worshipped the same worthless idols his father had worshipped, bowing down to them. NIV 21 He followed completely the ways of his father, worshiping the idols his father had worshiped, and bowing down to them. CEB 22 He deserted his ancestors' God, the LORD—he didn't walk in the LORD's way. NIV 22 He forsook the LORD, the God of his ancestors, and did not walk in obedience to him. CEB 23 Amon's officials plotted against him and assassinated the king in his palace. NIV 23 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated the king in his palace. CEB 24 The people of the land then executed all those who had plotted against King Amon and made his son Josiah the next king. NIV 24 Then the people of the land killed all who had plotted against King Amon, and they made Josiah his son king in his place. CEB 25 The rest of Amon's deeds, aren't they written in the official records of Judah's kings? NIV 25 As for the other events of Amon’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? CEB 26 He was buried in his tomb in the Uzza Garden. His son Josiah succeeded him as king. NIV 26 He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza. And Josiah his son succeeded him as king.

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