33:9 But Manasseh misled the people of 1 Judah and the residents of Jerusalem so that they sinned more than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed ahead of the Israelites.
33:10 The Lord confronted 2 Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. 33:11 So the Lord brought against them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria. They seized Manasseh, put hooks in his nose, 3 bound him with bronze chains, and carried him away to Babylon. 33:12 In his pain 4 Manasseh 5 asked the Lord his God for mercy 6 and truly 7 humbled himself before the God of his ancestors. 8 33:13 When he prayed to the Lord, 9 the Lord 10 responded to him 11 and answered favorably 12 his cry for mercy. The Lord 13 brought him back to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh realized that the Lord is the true God.
2 Chronicles 33:19Context
33:19 The Annals of the Prophets include his prayer, give an account of how the Lord responded to it, record all his sins and unfaithful acts, and identify the sites where he built high places and erected Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself. 14
1 tn Heb “misled Judah.” The words “the people of” are supplied in the translation for clarity. The Hebrew text uses the name “Judah” here by metonymy for the people of Judah.
2 tn Heb “spoke to.”
3 tn Heb “and they seized him with hooks.”
4 tn Or “distress.”
5 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Manasseh) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “appeased the face of the
7 tn Or “greatly.”
8 tn Heb “fathers.”
9 tn Heb “him”; the referent (the
10 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the
11 tn Heb “was entreated by him,” or “allowed himself to be entreated by him.”
12 tn Heb “heard.”
13 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the
14 tn Heb “and his prayer and being entreated by him, and all his sin and his unfaithfulness and the places where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself – behold, they are written on the words of his seers.”