The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 33:11–20

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11  Wherefore YHWH brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

11  And the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, and they took Manasses in bonds, and bound him in fetters, and brought him to Babylon.

11  Therefore, he led over them the leaders of the army of the king of the Assyrians. And they captured Manasseh, and they led him, bound with chains and fetters, to Babylon.

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12  And when he was in distress, he besought YHWH his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

12  And after this, being in great anguish, he prayed to the Lord his God. And he did penance greatly before the God of his fathers.

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13  And he prayed unto Him; and He was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that YHWH He was God.

13  And he petitioned and begged him intently. And he heeded his prayer, and led him back to Jerusalem, into his kingdom. And Manasseh realized that the Lord himself was God.

13  And he prayed before the LORD, and he heard his voice and heard his prayer, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.

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14  Now after this he built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance at the fish gate; and he compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height; and he put captains of the army in all the fortified cities of Judah.

14  And afterward he built a wall without the city of David, from the southwest southward in the valleys and at the entrance through the fish-gate, as men go out by the gate round about, even as far as Opel: and he raised it much, and set captains of the host in all the fortified cities in Juda.

15  And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of YHWH, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the YHWH, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city.

15  And he removed the strange gods, and the graven image out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars which he had built in the mount of the house of the Lord, and in Jerusalem, and without the city.

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16  And he built up the altar of YHWH, and offered thereon sacrifices of peace-offerings and of thanksgiving, and commanded Judah to serve the YHWH, the God of Israel.

16  Then he repaired the altar of the Lord, and he immolated upon it victims, and peace offerings, with praise. And he instructed Judah to serve the Lord, the God of Israel.

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17  Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, but only unto YHWH their God.

17  Yet still the people were immolating on the high places, to the Lord their God.

17  And not to sacrifice again to strange gods, nor to offer burnt offerings to them, but before the LORD their God only.

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18  Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spoke to him in the name of YHWH, the God of Israel, behold, they are written among the acts of the kings of Israel.

18  And the rest of the acts of Manasses, and his prayer to God, and the words of the seers that spoke to him in the name of the God of Israel,

18  But the rest of the deeds of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and also the words of the seers who were speaking to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, are contained in the words of the kings of Israel.

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19  His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and all his sin and his transgression, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up the Asherim and the graven images, before he humbled himself; behold, they are written in the history of the seers.

19  Also, his prayer and its heeding, and all his sins and contempt, and the sites on which he built high places and made sacred groves and statues, before he repented, have been written in the words of Hozai.

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20  So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house; and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

20  And Manasses slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the garden of his house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

20  Then Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. And his son, Amon, reigned in his place.