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2 Kings 21:2

    2 Kings 21:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, after the abominations of the nations whom Jehovah cast out before the children of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, copying the disgusting ways of those nations whom the Lord had sent out before the children of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, after the abominations of the nations whom Jehovah cast out before the children of Israel.

    World English Bible

    He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, after the abominations of the nations whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 21:2

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 21:2

    After the abominations of the heathen - He exactly copied the conduct of those nations which God had cast out of that land.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 21:2

    Manasseh during his minority naturally fell under the influence of the chief Jewish nobles, with whom the pure religion of Yahweh was always unpopular (compare 2 Chronicles 24:17-18; Jeremiah 8:1-2). They seem to have persuaded him, not only to undo Hezekiah's work, but to proceed to lengths in polytheism, magic, and idolatry, unknown before. The sins of Manasseh's reign appear to have been those which filled up the measure of Judah's iniquity, and brought down the final sentence of doom on the last remnant of the chosen people (2 Kings 23:26; compare Jeremiah 15:4).