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2 Kings 21

GNT 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king of Judah, and he ruled in Jerusalem for fifty-five years. His mother 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. 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 and made an image of the goddess Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done. Manasseh also worshiped the stars. 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. GNT 4 He built pagan altars in the Temple, the place that the Lord had said was where he should be worshiped. NIV 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem I will put my Name.” GNT 5 In the two courtyards of the Temple he built altars for the worship of the stars. NIV 5 In the two courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. GNT 6 He sacrificed his son as a burnt offering. 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 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. GNT 7 He placed the symbol of the goddess Asherah in the Temple, the place about which the Lord 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 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. 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 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.” GNT 9 But the people of Judah did not obey the Lord, and Manasseh led them 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 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. GNT 10 Through his servants the prophets the Lord said, NIV 10 The LORD said through his servants the prophets: GNT 11 "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. 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. GNT 12 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. 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. GNT 13 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. 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. GNT 14 I will abandon the people who survive, and will hand them over to their enemies, who will conquer them and plunder their land. 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; GNT 15 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." 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.” GNT 16 Manasseh killed so many innocent people that the streets of Jerusalem were flowing with blood; he did this in addition to leading the people of Judah into idolatry, causing them to sin against the Lord. 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. GNT 17 Everything else that Manasseh did, including the sins he committed, is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Judah.] 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? GNT 18 Manasseh died and was buried in the palace garden, the garden of Uzza, and 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. GNT 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king of Judah, and he ruled in Jerusalem for two years. His mother was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz from the town of 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. GNT 20 Like his father Manasseh, he sinned against the Lord; NIV 20 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as his father Manasseh had done. GNT 21 he imitated his father's actions, and he worshiped the idols that his father had worshiped. NIV 21 He followed completely the ways of his father, worshiping the idols his father had worshiped, and bowing down to them. GNT 22 He rejected the Lord, the God of his ancestors, and disobeyed the Lord's commands. NIV 22 He forsook the LORD, the God of his ancestors, and did not walk in obedience to him. GNT 23 Amon's officials plotted against him and assassinated him in the palace. NIV 23 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated the king in his palace. GNT 24 The people of Judah killed Amon's assassins and made his son Josiah 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. GNT 25 Everything else that Amon did is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Judah.] 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? GNT 26 Amon was buried in the tomb in the garden of Uzza, and 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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