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The New International Version

2 Chronicles 33:1–6

Manasseh King of Judah

33:1–10pp—2Ki 21:1–10
33:18–20pp—2Ki 21:17–18

33 Manassehm was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord,n following the detestableo practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles.p He bowed downq to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. He built altars in the temple of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “My Namer will remain in Jerusalem forever.” In both courts of the temple of the Lord,s he built altars to all the starry hosts. He sacrificed his childrent in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediumsu and spiritists.v He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

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