Bible: 2 Chronicles 33:11-17

33:11 So the Lord brought against them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria. They seized Manasseh, put hooks in his nose, 1  bound him with bronze chains, and carried him away to Babylon. 33:12 In his pain 2  Manasseh 3  asked the Lord his God for mercy 4  and truly 5  humbled himself before the God of his ancestors. 6  33:13 When he prayed to the Lord, 7  the Lord 8  responded to him 9  and answered favorably 10  his cry for mercy. The Lord 11  brought him back to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh realized that the Lord is the true God.

33:14 After this Manasseh 12  built up the outer wall of the City of David 13  on the west side of the Gihon in the valley to the entrance of the Fish Gate and all around the terrace; he made it much higher. He placed army officers in all the fortified cities in Judah.

33:15 He removed the foreign gods and images from the Lord’s temple and all the altars he had built on the hill of the Lord’s temple and in Jerusalem; he threw them outside the city. 33:16 He erected the altar of the Lord and offered on it peace offerings and thank offerings. He told the people of 14  Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel. 33:17 The people continued to offer sacrifices at the high places, but only to the Lord their God.

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