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2 Kings 21

Manasseh King of Judah

1Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother’s name was Hephzibah. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. He built altars in the temple of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “In Jerusalem I will put my Name.” In the two courts of the temple of the Lord, he built altars to all the starry hosts. He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the Lord had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever. I will not again make the feet of the Israelites wander from the land I gave their ancestors, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them and will keep the whole Law that my servant Moses gave them.” But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites.

10 The Lord said through his servants the prophets: 11 “Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil than the Amorites who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols. 12 Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. 13 I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and give them into the hands of enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their enemies; 15 they have done evil in my eyes and have aroused my anger from the day their ancestors came out of Egypt until this day.”

16 Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end—besides the sin that he had caused Judah to commit, so that they did evil in the eyes of the Lord.

17 As for the other events of Manasseh’s reign, and all he did, including the sin he committed, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 18 Manasseh rested with his ancestors and was buried in his palace garden, the garden of Uzza. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.

Amon King of Judah

19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. His mother’s name was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz; she was from Jotbah. 20 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done. 21 He followed completely the ways of his father, worshiping the idols his father had worshiped, and bowing down to them. 22 He forsook the Lord, the God of his ancestors, and did not walk in obedience to him.

23 Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated the king in his palace. 24 Then the people of the land killed all who had plotted against King Amon, and they made Josiah his son king in his place.

25 As for the other events of Amon’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 26 He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza. And Josiah his son succeeded him as king.

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2 Ọba 21

Manase ọba Juda

1Manase jẹ́ ẹni ọdún méjìlá nígbà tí ó bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ìjọba, ó sì jẹ ọba ní Jerusalẹmu fún ọdún márùn-dínlọ́gọ́ta (55). Orúkọ ìyá rẹ̀ sì ni Hẹfisiba. Ó sì ṣe búburú ní ojú Olúwa, ó sì tẹ̀lé iṣẹ́ ìríra tí àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè tí Olúwa lé jáde níwájú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli. Ó sì tún ibi gíga tí baba rẹ̀ Hesekiah tí ó parun kọ́. Ó sì tún gbé pẹpẹ Baali dìde, ó sì ṣe ère òrìṣà Aṣerah, gẹ́gẹ́ bí Ahabu ọba Israẹli ti ṣe. Ó sì tẹríba sí gbogbo ogun ọ̀run, ó sì ń sìn wọ́n. Ó sì kọ́ pẹpẹ nínú ilé tí a kọ́ fún Olúwa, èyí tí Olúwa ti sọ pé, “Ní Jerusalẹmu ni èmi yóò kọ orúkọ mi sí.” Ní àgbàlá méjèèjì ilé Olúwa, ó sì kọ́ pẹpẹ fún gbogbo àwọn ìrúbọ nínú ilé, ṣe iṣẹ́ àkíyèsí àfọ̀ṣẹ, ó sì béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn òkú àti àwọn oṣó. Ó sì ṣe ọ̀pọ̀ búburú ní ojú Olúwa, ó sì mú un bínú. Ó fi àwọn ọmọ ara rẹ̀ rú ẹbọ nínú iná, ó ń ṣe àkíyèsí àfọ̀ṣẹ, ó sì ń lo àlúpàyídà, ó sì ń bá àwọn òku àti oṣó lò. Ó ṣe ọ̀pọ̀ ohun búburú ní ojú Olúwa láti mú un bínú.

Ó sì gbé ère fínfín òrìṣà Aṣerah tí ó ti ṣe, ó sì gbé e sínú ilé Olúwa, èyí tí Olúwa ti sọ fún Dafidi àti sí ọmọ rẹ̀ Solomoni, “Nínú ilé Olúwa yìí àti ní Jerusalẹmu, tí èmi ti yàn jáde lára gbogbo ẹ̀yà Israẹli, èmi yóò kọ orúkọ mi títí láéláé. Èmi kò ní jẹ́ kí ẹsẹ̀ àwọn ọmọ Israẹli yẹ̀ kúrò láti ilẹ̀ tí èmi fi fún àwọn baba ńlá wọn tí ó bá jẹ́ wí pé wọn yóò ṣe àkíyèsí láti ṣe gbogbo ohun tí èmi ti paláṣẹ fún wọn kí wọn sì pa gbogbo òfin tí ìránṣẹ́ mi Mose fi fún wọn mọ́.” Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ènìyàn náà kò tẹ́tí. Manase tàn wọ́n síwájú, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kí wọ́n lè ṣe búburú ju gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè tí Olúwa tí parun níwájú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli lọ.

10 Olúwa sì wí nípasẹ̀ ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ wòlíì pé: 11 “Manase ọba Juda ti ṣe ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ohun ìríra. Ó ti ṣe ohun búburú jùlọ ju àwọn ará Amori lọ ẹni tí ó ti wà ṣáájú rẹ̀ tí ó sì ti ṣáájú Juda sínú ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ pẹ̀lú àwọn ère rẹ̀. 12 Nítorí náà èyí ni ohun tí Olúwa Ọlọ́run Israẹli, wí: Èmi le è lọ mú irú ibi báyìí wá sórí Jerusalẹmu àti Juda kí gbogbo etí olúkúlùkù tí ó gbọ́ nípa rẹ̀ le è hó. 13 Èmi yóò sì nà okùn ìwọ̀n kan tí a lò lórí Jerusalẹmu àti lórí Samaria àti òjé ìdiwọ̀n ti a lò lórí ilé Ahabu. Èmi yóò sì nu Jerusalẹmu gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọkàn tí ń nu àwokòtò nù tí o ń nù un tí o sì ń dorí rẹ̀ kodò. 14 Èmi yóò sì kọ ìyókù àwọn ìní mi sílẹ̀ èmi yóò sì kó wọn lé àwọn ọ̀tá wọn lọ́wọ́. Wọn yóò sì di ìkógun àti ìjẹ fún gbogbo àwọn ọ̀tá wọn, 15 nítorí pé wọ́n ti ṣe búburú ní ojú mi, wọ́n sì ti mú mi bínú láti ọjọ́ tí baba ńlá wọn ti jáde wá láti Ejibiti títí di òní yìí.”

16 Pẹ̀lúpẹ̀lú, Manase pẹ̀lú ta ẹ̀jẹ̀ aláìṣẹ̀ sílẹ̀ púpọ̀ tí ó kún Jerusalẹmu láti ìkangun dé ìkangun ní ẹ̀gbẹ́ ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ tí ó ti mú Juda ṣẹ̀, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, kí wọ́n lè ṣe ohun búburú ní ojú Olúwa.

17 Ní ti iṣẹ́ ìyókù ti ìjọba Manase, àti gbogbo ohun tí ó ṣe, àti fún ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ tí ó ṣẹ̀, ṣé wọ́n kò kọ wọ́n sínú ìwé ìtàn àwọn ọba Juda? 18 Manase sì sùn pẹ̀lú àwọn baba rẹ̀ wọ́n sì sin ín nínú ọgbà ààfin rẹ̀, ọgbà Ussa. Amoni ọmọ rẹ̀ sì jẹ ọba ní ipò rẹ̀.

Amoni ọba Juda

19 Amoni jẹ́ ẹni ọdún méjìlélógún nígbà tí ó jẹ ọba. Orúkọ màmá rẹ̀ a sì máa jẹ́ Meṣulemeti ọmọbìnrin Harusi: ó wá láti Jotba, ó sì jẹ ọba ní Jerusalẹmu fún ọdún méjì. 20 Ó sì ṣe búburú ní ojú Olúwa àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí baba rẹ̀ Manase ti ṣe. 21 Ó rìn ní gbogbo ọ̀nà baba rẹ̀: Ó sì ń sin àwọn ère tí baba rẹ̀ ń sìn, ó sì ń tẹrí rẹ̀ ba fún wọn. 22 Ó sì kọ Olúwa Ọlọ́run baba rẹ̀ sílẹ̀ kò sì rìn ní ọ̀nà ti Olúwa.

23 Àwọn ìránṣẹ́ Amoni dìtẹ̀ lórí rẹ̀ wọ́n sì lu ọba pa ní àárín ilé rẹ̀. 24 Nígbà náà àwọn ènìyàn ilẹ̀ náà pa gbogbo àwọn tí ó dìtẹ̀ sí ọba Amoni, wọ́n sì fi Josiah ọmọ rẹ̀ jẹ ọba ní ààyè rẹ̀.

25 Àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìyókù iṣẹ́ ti ìjọba Amoni àti ohun tí ó ṣe, ṣé wọn kò kọ wọ́n sínú ìwé ìtàn àwọn ọba Juda? 26 Wọ́n sì sin ín sínú isà òkú nínú ọgbà Ussa. Josiah ọmọ rẹ̀ sì jẹ ọba ní ipò rẹ̀.