2 Chronicles 33:1-9

Manasseh Reigns in Judah

1 a  Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2And he did what was evil in the sight of the  Lord, according to b  the abominations of the nations whom the  Lord drove out before the people of Israel. 3For he rebuilt the high places c  that his father Hezekiah had broken down, and he erected altars to the Baals, and made d  Asheroth, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4And he built altars in the house of the  Lord, of which the  Lord had said, e  “In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.” 5And he built altars for all the host of heaven in f  the two courts of the house of the  Lord. 6 g  And he burned his sons as an offering h  in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and i  used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with j  mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the  Lord, provoking him to anger. 7And k  the carved image of the idol that he had made he set in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, l  I will put my name forever, 8and I will no more remove the foot of Israel from the land m  that I appointed for your fathers, if only they will be careful to do all that I have commanded them, all the law, the statutes, and the rules given through Moses.” 9Manasseh led Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem astray, to do more evil than the nations whom the  Lord destroyed before the people of Israel.

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