1 Menashsheh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim);
2 But he did that which was evil in the sight of יהוה, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom יהוה had cast out before the children of Yisrael.
3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baals (Baalim), and made Asherahs (Asherim), and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
4 Also he built altars in the house of יהוה, whereof יהוה had said, “In Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) shall My name be forever.”
5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of יהוה.
6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards; he wrought much evil in the sight of יהוה, to provoke Him to anger.
7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God (Elohim), of which God (Elohim) had said to Dawid and to Solomon (Shelomoh) his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), which I have chosen before all the tribes of Yisrael, will I put My name forever.
8 Neither will I anymore remove the foot of Yisrael from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole Torah and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses (Mosheh).”
9 So Menashsheh made Judah (Yehudah) and the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom יהוה had destroyed before the children of Yisrael.
10 And יהוה spake to Menashsheh, and to His people, but they would not hearken.
11 Wherefore יהוה brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria (Ashshur), who took Menashsheh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon (Bavel).
12 And when he was in affliction, he besought יהוה his God (Elohim), and humbled himself greatly before the God (Elohim) of his fathers,
13 And prayed unto Him; and He was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) into his kingdom. Then Menashsheh knew that יהוה He was God (Elohim).
14 Now after this he built a wall outside the city of Dawid, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah (Yehudah).
15 And he took away the strange gods (elohim), and the idol out of the house of יהוה, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of יהוה, and in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and cast them out of the city.
16 And he repaired the altar of יהוה, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah (Yehudah) to serve יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).
17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto יהוה their God (Elohim) only.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Menashsheh, and his prayer unto his God (Elohim), and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Yisrael.
19 His prayer also, and how God (Elohim) was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up Asherahs (Asherim) and graven images, before he was humbled; behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.
20 So Menashsheh slept (rested) with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house; and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
21 Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of יהוה, as did Menashsheh his father, for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Menashsheh his father had made, and served them;
23 And humbled not himself before יהוה, as Menashsheh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.
24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.
25 But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah (Yoshiyahu) his son king in his stead.