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The wicked reign of Manasseh, ver. 1 - 10.
His captivity, prayer, and reformation, ver. 11 - 17.
The conclusion of his reign, ver. 18 - 20.
The wicked reign and death of Amon, ver. 21 - 25.
11: To Babylon - The king of Babylon is here called the king
of Assyria, because he had added Assyria to his empire, who
having been informed by his ambassadors of the great riches which
were in Hezekiah's treasures at Jerusalem, and being assured of
Manasseh's degeneracy from the piety of his father, and from that
God whose power alone made Hezekiah formidable, he thought this
a fit season to invade Manasseh's kingdom. The Jews say, in the
twenty second year of his reign.
12: Besought - It becomes sinners to humble themselves before that
God, whom they have offended. It becomes sufferers to humble themselves
before him that corrects them, and to accept of the punishment of their
17: Still - Manasseh could not carry the reformation so far as he
had carried the corruption. It is an easy thing to debauch men's manners;
but not so easy to reform them again.
18: Of Israel - Of Judah, often called Israel, he speaks not
of the book of Kings, for these things are not mentioned there,
but of their publick records, whence the most important things were
taken by the prophets, and put into those canonical books.
19: Hosai - A writer so called.