Manasseh's Repentance

2 Chronicles 33

10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not 1 listen. 11 n Therefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with 2 hooks, 3 o bound him with 4 bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon. 12 Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and p humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 and prayed to Him; and He q received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh r knew that the LORD was God.

14 After this he built a wall outside the City of David on the west side of s Gihon, in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate; and it t enclosed Ophel, and he raised it to a very great height. Then he put military captains in all the fortified cities of Judah. 15 He took away u the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem; and he cast them out of the city. 16 He also repaired the altar of the LORD, sacrificed peace offerings and v thank offerings on it, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel. 17 w Nevertheless the people still sacrificed on the 5 high places, but only to the LORD their God.

18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, his prayer to his God, and the words of x the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, indeed they are written in the 6 book of the kings of Israel. 19 Also his prayer and how God received his entreaty, and all his sin and trespass, and the sites where he built 7 high places and set up wooden images and carved images, before he was humbled, indeed they are written among the sayings of 8 Hozai. 20 y So Manasseh rested with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. Then his son Amon reigned in his place.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:36
    The LORD will bring you and the king whom you set over you to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods - wood and stone.
  2. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 36:6
    Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him, and bound him in bronze fetters to carry him off to Babylon.
    Job 36:8
    And if they are bound in fetters, Held in the cords of affliction.
    Psalms 107:10
    Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and irons -
    Psalms 107:11
    Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised the counsel of the Most High.
  3. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
    2 Chronicles 32:26
    Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
    1 Peter 5:6
    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 5:20
    And they were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them, for they cried out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.
    Ezra 8:23
    So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 20:13
    Suddenly a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel, saying, "Thus says the LORD: 'Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the LORD.'
    Psalms 9:16
    The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah
    Daniel 4:25
    They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 1:33
    The king also said to them, "Take with you the servants of your lord, and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon.
  7. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 27:3
    He built the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD, and he built extensively on the wall of Ophel.
  8. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 33:3
    For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
    2 Chronicles 33:5
    And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
    2 Chronicles 7:1
    When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
  9. Cross References
    Leviticus 7:12
    If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil.
  10. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 32:12
    Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, "You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it"?
  11. Cross References
    1 Samuel 9:9
    (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he spoke thus: "Come, let us go to the seer"; for he who is now called a prophet was formerly called a seer.)
  12. Cross References
    1 Kings 1:21
    "Otherwise it will happen, when my lord the king rests with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be counted as offenders."
    2 Kings 21:18
    So Manasseh 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.
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