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2 Kings 21:2

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21:2 He did evil in the sight of 1  the Lord and committed the same horrible sins practiced by the nations 2  whom the Lord drove out from before the Israelites.

2 Kings 21:14-16

Context
21:14 I will abandon this last remaining tribe among my people 3  and hand them over to their enemies; they will be plundered and robbed by all their enemies, 4  21:15 because they have done evil in my sight 5  and have angered me from the time their ancestors left Egypt right up to this very day!’”

21:16 Furthermore Manasseh killed so many innocent people, he stained Jerusalem with their blood from end to end, 6  in addition to encouraging Judah to sin by doing evil in the sight of the Lord. 7 

1 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

2 tn Heb “like the abominable practices of the nations.”

3 tn Heb “the remnant of my inheritance.” In this context the Lord’s remnant is the tribe of Judah, which had been preserved when the Assyrians conquered and deported the northern tribes. See 17:18 and M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 269.

4 tn Heb “they will become plunder and spoils of war for all their enemies.”

5 tn Heb “in my eyes.”

6 tn Heb “and also Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, until he filled Jerusalem from mouth to mouth.”

7 tn Heb “apart from his sin which he caused Judah to commit, by doing what is evil in the eyes of the Lord.”



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