1 Duodecim annorum erat Manasses, cum regnare coe pisset, et quinquaginta quinque annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Haphsiba.
2 Fecitque malum in conspectu Domini iuxta abominationes gentium, quas delevit Dominus a facie filiorum Israel.
3 Conversusque est et aedificavit excelsa, quae dissipaverat Ezechias pater eius, et erexit aras Baal et fecit palum, sicut fecerat Achab rex Israel, et adoravit omnem militiam caeli et coluit eam.
4 Exstruxitque aras in domo Domini, de qua dixit Dominus: "In Ierusalem ponam nomen meum".
5 Et exstruxit altaria universae militiae caeli in duobus atriis templi Domini
6 et traduxit filium suum per ignem et hariolatus est et observavit auguria et constituit pythones et haruspices multiplicavit, ut faceret malum coram Domino et irritaret eum.
7 Posuit quoque palum Aserae, quem fecerat, in templo, super quo locutus est Dominus ad David et ad Salomonem filium eius: "In templo hoc et in Ierusalem, quam elegi de cunctis tribubus Israel, ponam nomen meum in sempiternum;
8 et ultra non faciam commoveri pedem Israel de terra, quam dedi patribus eorum, sic tamen si custodierint opere omnia, quae praecepi eis, et universam legem, quam mandavit eis servus meus Moyses".
9 Illi vero non audierunt, sed seducti sunt a Manasse, ut facerent malum plus quam gentes, quas contrivit Dominus a facie filiorum Israel.
10 Locutusque est Dominus in manu servorum suorum prophetarum dicens:
21:11" Quia fecit Manasses rex Iudae abominationes istas pessimas super omnia, quae fecerunt Amorraei ante eum, et peccare fecit etiam Iudam in idolis suis,
12 propterea haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Ecce ego inducam mala super Ierusalem et Iudam, ut quicumque audierit, tinniant ambae aures eius.
13 Et extendam super Ierusalem funiculum Samariae et pondus domus Achab et extergam Ierusalem sicut qui extergit vas, extergit et convertit super faciem eius.
14 Et proiciam reliquias hereditatis meae et tradam eas in manu inimicorum eius; eruntque in vastitate et rapina cunctis adversariis suis,
15 eo quod fecerint malum coram me et perseveraverint irritantes me ex die, qua egressi sunt patres eorum ex Aegypto, usque ad diem hanc".
16 Insuper et sanguinem innoxium fudit Manasses multum nimis, donec impleret Ierusalem usque ad summum, absque peccatis suis, quibus peccare fecit Iudam, ut faceret malum coram Domino.
17 Reliqua autem gestorum Manasse et universa, quae fecit, et peccatum eius, quod peccavit, nonne haec scripta sunt in libro annalium regum Iudae?
18 Dormivitque Manasses cum patribus suis et sepultus est in horto domus suae, in horto Oza; et regnavit Amon filius eius pro eo.
19 Viginti et duo annorum erat Amon, cum regnare coepisset, duobusque annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Mesallemeth filia Harus de Ieteba.
20 Fecitque malum in conspectu Domini, sicut fecerat Manasses pater eius,
21 et ambulavit in omni via, per quam ambulaverat pater eius; servivitque idolis, quibus servierat pater suus, et adoravit ea.
22 Et dereliquit Dominum, Deum patrum suorum et non ambulavit in via Domini.
23 Tetenderuntque ei insidias servi sui et interfecerunt regem in domo sua;
24 percussit autem populus terrae omnes, qui coniuraverant contra regem Amon, et constituerunt sibi regem Iosiam filium eius pro eo.
25 Reliqua autem gestorum Amon, quae fecit, nonne haec scripta sunt in libro annalium regum Iudae?
26 Sepelieruntque eum in sepulcro suo in horto Oza; et regnavit Iosias filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzi-bah.
2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
3 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
7 And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
8 Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.
9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.
10 ¶ And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying,
11 Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:
12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.
13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
14 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
15 Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.
16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
17 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
19 ¶ Amon was twenty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
20 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did.
21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them:
22 And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.
23 ¶ And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.
24 And 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.
25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
26 And he was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza: and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.