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  • From then on King Hezekiah became highly respected among the surrounding nations, and many gifts for the LORD arrived at Jerusalem, with valuable presents for King Hezekiah, too. - 2 Chronicles 32:23


  • But Hezekiah did not respond appropriately to the kindness shown him, and he became proud. So the LORD's anger came against him and against Judah and Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 32:25


  • Then Hezekiah repented of his pride, and the people of Jerusalem humbled themselves. So the LORD's anger did not come against them during Hezekiah's lifetime. - 2 Chronicles 32:26


  • When Hezekiah died, he was buried in the upper area of the royal cemetery, and all Judah and Jerusalem honored him at his death. Then his son Manasseh became the next king. - 2 Chronicles 32:33


  • Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. - 2 Chronicles 33:1


  • Manasseh even took a carved idol he had made and set it up in God's Temple, the very place where God had told David and his son Solomon: "My name will be honored here forever in this Temple and in Jerusalem--the city I have chosen from among all the other tribes of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 33:7


  • But Manasseh led the people of Judah and Jerusalem to do even more evil than the pagan nations whom the LORD had destroyed when the Israelites entered the land. - 2 Chronicles 33:9


  • And when he prayed, the LORD listened to him and was moved by his request for help. So the LORD let Manasseh return to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Manasseh had finally realized that the LORD alone is God! - 2 Chronicles 33:13


  • Manasseh also removed the foreign gods from the hills and the idol from the LORD's Temple. He tore down all the altars he had built on the hill where the Temple stood and all the altars that were in Jerusalem, and he dumped them outside the city. - 2 Chronicles 33:15


  • Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. - 2 Chronicles 33:21


  • Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. - 2 Chronicles 34:1


  • During the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, Josiah began to seek the God of his ancestor David. Then in the twelfth year, he began to purify Judah and Jerusalem, destroying all the pagan shrines, the Asherah poles, and the carved idols and cast images. - 2 Chronicles 34:3


  • Then he burned the bones of the pagan priests on their own altars, and so he purified Judah and Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 34:5


  • He destroyed the pagan altars and the Asherah poles, and he crushed the idols into dust. He cut down the incense altars throughout the land of Israel and then returned to Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 34:7


  • In the eighteenth year of his reign, after he had purified the land and the Temple, Josiah appointed Shaphan son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the governor of Jerusalem, and Joah son of Joahaz, the royal historian, to repair the Temple of the LORD his God. - 2 Chronicles 34:8


  • They gave Hilkiah the high priest the money that had been collected by the Levites who served as gatekeepers at the Temple of God. The gifts were brought by people from Manasseh, Ephraim, and from all the remnant of Israel, as well as from all Judah, Benjamin, and the people of Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 34:9


  • So Hilkiah and the other men went to the newer Mishneh section* of Jerusalem to consult with the prophet Huldah. She was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah and grandson of Harhas,* the keeper of the Temple wardrobe.2 - 2 Chronicles 34:22
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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