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