Manasseh's Idolatry Denounced

2 Kings 21

10 And the LORD spoke n by His servants the prophets, saying, 11 o "Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations ( p he has acted more wickedly than all the q Amorites who were before him, and r has also made Judah sin with his idols), 12 "therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both s his ears will tingle. 13 'And I will stretch over Jerusalem t the measuring line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; u I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 'So I will forsake the v remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become victims of plunder to all their enemies, 15 'because they have done evil in My sight, and have provoked Me to anger since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.' "

16 w Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin by which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.

17 Now x the rest of the acts of y Manasseh - all that he did, and the sin that he committed - are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 18 So z Manasseh 1 rested with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza. Then his son Amon reigned in his place.

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:13
    Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 23:26
    Nevertheless the LORD did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath, with which His anger was aroused against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him.
    2 Kings 23:27
    And the LORD said, "I will also remove Judah from My sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, 'My name shall be there.'
    2 Kings 24:3
    Surely at the commandment of the LORD this came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done.
    2 Kings 24:4
    And also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 21:26
    And he behaved very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 15:16
    "But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."
  5. Cross References
    2 Kings 21:9
    But they paid no attention, and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
  6. Cross References
    1 Samuel 3:11
    Then the LORD said to Samuel: "Behold, I will do something in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle.
    Jeremiah 19:3
    And say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will bring such a catastrophe on this place, that whoever hears of it, his ears will tingle.
  7. Cross References
    Lamentations 2:8
    The LORD has purposed to destroy The wall of the daughter of Zion. He has stretched out a line; He has not withdrawn His hand from destroying; Therefore He has caused the rampart and wall to lament; They languished together.
    Amos 7:7
    Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand.
    Amos 7:8
    And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said: "Behold, I am setting a plumb line In the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.
  8. Cross References
    2 Kings 22:16 - 19
    Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants - all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read -
    2 Kings 25:4 - 11
    Then the city wall was broken through, and all the men of war fled at night by way of the gate between two walls, which was by the king's garden, even though the Chaldeans were still encamped all around against the city. And the king went by way of the plain.
  9. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:9
    Thus says the LORD of hosts: "They shall thoroughly glean as a vine the remnant of Israel; As a grape-gatherer, put your hand back into the branches.
  10. Cross References
    2 Kings 24:4
    And also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.
  11. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 33:11 - 19
    Therefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon.
  12. Cross References
    2 Kings 20:21
    So Hezekiah rested with his fathers. Then Manasseh his son reigned in his place.
  13. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 33:20
    So Manasseh rested with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. Then his son Amon reigned in his place.
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