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2 Kings 21:19-22

Amon’s Reign over Judah

21:19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned for two years in Jerusalem. 1  His mother 2  was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz, from Jotbah. 21:20 He did evil in the sight of 3  the Lord, just like his father Manasseh had done. 21:21 He followed in the footsteps of his father 4  and worshiped and bowed down to the disgusting idols 5  which his father had worshiped. 6  21:22 He abandoned the Lord God of his ancestors and did not follow the Lord’s instructions. 7 

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

2 tn Heb “the name of his mother.”

3 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

4 tn Heb “walked in all the way which his father walked.”

5 sn See the note at 1 Kgs 15:12.

6 tn Heb “and he served the disgusting idols which his father served and he bowed down to them.”

7 tn Heb “and did not walk in the way of the Lord.”

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