Manasseh Reigns in Judah
Manasseh a was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
But he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the b abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had c broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and d made wooden images; and he worshiped e all the host of heaven and served them.
He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, f "In Jerusalem shall My name be forever."
And he built altars for all the host of heaven g in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
h Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced i soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and j consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.
k He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, l "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;
m "and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land which I have appointed for your fathers - only if they are careful to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses."
So Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
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2 Kings 21:1 - 9
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah.
Deuteronomy 18:9 - 12
When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.
2 Chronicles 28:3
He burned incense in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and burned his children in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
I will hand them over to trouble, to all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.
2 Kings 18:4
He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan.
2 Chronicles 30:14
They arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and they took away all the incense altars and cast them into the Brook Kidron.
2 Chronicles 31:1
Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, cut down the wooden images, and threw down the high places and the altars - from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh - until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own cities, every man to his possession.
You shall not plant for yourself any tree, as a wooden image, near the altar which you build for yourself to the LORD your God.
2 Kings 23:5
Then he removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem, and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven.
2 Kings 23:6
And he brought out the wooden image from the house of the LORD, to the Brook Kidron outside Jerusalem, burned it at the Brook Kidron and ground it to ashes, and threw its ashes on the graves of the common people.
Who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded.
Then there will be the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide. There you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to the LORD.
1 Kings 8:29
That Your eyes may be open toward this temple night and day, toward the place of which You said, 'My name shall be there,' that You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place.
1 Kings 9:3
And the LORD said to him: "I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
2 Chronicles 6:6
'Yet I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.'
2 Chronicles 7:16
For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
2 Chronicles 4:9
Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court and doors for the court; and he overlaid these doors with bronze.
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2 Kings 23:10
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2 Chronicles 28:3
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Or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
2 Kings 17:17
And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.
Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
'A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.'"
2 Kings 21:6
Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.
2 Kings 21:7
He even set a carved image of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORD had 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, I will put My name forever.
2 Chronicles 25:14
Now it was so, after Amaziah came from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the people of Seir, set them up to be his gods, and bowed down before them and burned incense to them.
This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
2 Samuel 7:10
Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously.