1 Duodecim annorum erat Manasses, cum regnare coe pisset, et quinquaginta quinque annis regnavit in Ierusalem.
2 Fecit autem malum coram Domino iuxta abominationes gentium, quas expulit Dominus coram filiis Israel.
3 Et conversus instauravit excelsa, quae demolitus fuerat Ezechias pater eius, construxitque aras Baalim et fecit palos et adoravit omnem militiam caeli et coluit eam.
4 Aedificavit quoque altaria in domo Domini, de qua dixerat Dominus: "In Ierusalem erit nomen meum in aeternum".
5 Aedificavit autem ea cuncto exercitui caeli in duobus atriis domus Domini.
6 Transireque fecit filios suos per ignem in valle filii Ennom. Hariolatus est, sectabatur auguria, maleficis artibus inserviebat, habebat secum pythones et aruspices; multaque mala operatus est coram Domino, ut irritaret eum.
7 Posuit quoque sculptile, idolum, quod fecerat, in domo Dei, de qua locutus est Deus ad David et ad Salomonem filium eius dicens: "In domo hac et in Ierusalem, quam elegi de cunctis tribubus Israel, ponam nomen meum in sempiternum.
8 Et moveri non faciam pedem Israel de terra, quam tradidi patribus eorum, ita dumtaxat si custodierint facere, quae praecepi eis, cunctamque legem et praecepta atque iudicia, per manum Moysi".
9 Igitur Manasses seduxit Iudam et habitatores Ierusalem, ut facerent malum super omnes gentes, quas subverterat Dominus a facie filiorum Israel.
10 Locutusque est Dominus ad eum et ad populum illius, et attendere noluerunt.
11 Idcirco superinduxit eis principes exercitus regis Assyriorum; ceperuntque Manassen compedibus et vinctum catenis duxerunt Babylonem.
12 Qui, postquam coangustatus est, oravit Dominum Deum suum et egit paenitentiam valde coram Deo patrum suorum.
13 Deprecatusque est eum, et placatus ei exaudivit orationem eius reduxitque eum Ierusalem in regnum suum; et cognovit Manasses quod Dominus ipse esset Deus.
14 Post haec aedificavit murum extra civitatem David ad occidentem Gihon in convalle et ad introitum portae Piscium per circuitum Ophel et exaltavit illum vehementer; constituitque principes exercitus in cunctis civitatibus Iudae munitis.
15 Et abstulit deos alienos et idolum de domo Domini, aras quoque, quas fecerat in monte domus Domini et in Ierusalem, et proiecit omnia extra urbem.
16 Porro instauravit altare Domini et immolavit super illud victimas pacificorum et pro gratiarum actione praecepitque Iudae, ut serviret Domino, Deo Israel.
17 Attamen adhuc populus immolabat in excelsis Domino Deo suo.
18 Reliqua autem gestorum Manasse et obsecratio eius ad Deum suum, verba quoque videntium, qui loquebantur ad eum in nomine Domini, Dei Israel, continentur in sermonibus regum Israel.
19 Oratio quoque eius et exauditio et cuncta peccata atque contemptus, loca etiam, in quibus aedificavit excelsa et fecit palos et statuas, antequam ageret paenitentiam, scripta sunt in sermonibus Hozai.
20 Dormivit ergo Manasses cum patribus suis, et sepelierunt eum in domo sua. Regnavitque pro eo filius eius Amon.
21 Viginti duorum annorum erat Amon, cum regnare coepisset, et duobus annis regnavit in Ierusalem.
22 Fecitque malum in conspectu Domini, sicut fecerat Manasses pater eius, et cunctis idolis, quae Manasses fuerat fabricatus, immolavit atque servivit.
23 Et non humiliavit se ante faciem Domini, sicut humiliaverat se Manasses pater eius, et multo maiora deliquit.
24 Cumque coniurassent adversus eum servi sui, interfecerunt eum in domo sua.
25 Porro populus terrae, caesis omnibus, qui conspiraverant contra regem Amon, consti tuit regem Iosiam filium eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:
2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
3 ¶ For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.
5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
7 And he 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, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.
9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.
11 ¶ Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.
12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
13 And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.
14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.
15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of 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 cast them out of the city.
16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.
17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.
18 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel.
19 His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.
20 ¶ So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
21 ¶ Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem.
22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them;
23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.
24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.
25 ¶ But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.