2 Chronicles 33:12
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New International Version
In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.

New Living Translation
But while in deep distress, Manasseh sought the LORD his God and sincerely humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

English Standard Version
And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

New American Standard Bible
When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

King James Bible
And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he was in distress, he sought the favor of Yahweh his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

International Standard Version
But when he was in trouble, he sought the face of the LORD his God, humbled himself magnificently before the God of his ancestors,

NET Bible
In his pain Manasseh asked the LORD his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

New Heart English Bible
When he was in distress, he begged the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he experienced this distress, he begged the LORD his God to be kind and humbled himself in front of the God of his ancestors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when he was in distress, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

New American Standard 1977
And when he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

King James 2000 Bible
And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

American King James Version
And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

American Standard Version
And when he was in distress, he besought Jehovah his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after that he was in distress he prayed to the Lord his God: and did penance exceedingly before the God of his fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he was in affliction, he besought Jehovah his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

English Revised Version
And when he was in distress, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

World English Bible
When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
And when he is in distress he hath appeased the face of Jehovah his God, and is humbled exceedingly before the God of his fathers,
Study Bible
Manasseh's Repentance and Restoration
11Therefore the LORD brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon. 12When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 13When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:26
However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 33:18
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh even his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are among the records of the kings of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:23
Moreover, he did not humble himself before the LORD as his father Manasseh had done, but Amon multiplied guilt.

Psalm 118:5
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

Psalm 120:1
A Song of Ascents. In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.

Psalm 130:1
A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD.

Psalm 130:2
Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and the queen mother, "Take a lowly seat, For your beautiful crown Has come down from your head."

Jeremiah 36:7
"Perhaps their supplication will come before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people."

Daniel 4:36
"At that time my reason returned to me. And my majesty and splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me.
Treasury of Scripture

And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

And when

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against …

Leviticus 26:39-42 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in …

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Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, …

Micah 6:9 The LORD's voice cries to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see …

Luke 15:16-18 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine …

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2 Chronicles 33:18,19 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God…

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Acts 9:11 And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the street which is …

the Lord

2 Chronicles 28:5 Why the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; …

humbled

2 Chronicles 33:19,23 His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and all his sins, …

2 Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, …

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said …

Luke 18:14,15 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

(12) When he was in affliction.--See this phrase in 2Chronicles 28:22.

He besought.--Literally, stroked the face, a curious realistic phrase occurring in Exodus 32:11.

The God of his fathers.--Whom he had forsaken for the gods of aliens. Some MSS., and the Syriac, Targum, and Arabic insert "Jehovah" before this phrase.

And when he was in affliction,.... In prison; however, in fetters; according to the Targum, the Chaldeans made an instrument of brass with holes in it, and put him in it, and fire about it, something like the brasen bull of Perillus; and the above Arabian writer (k) calls it a tower of brass:

he besought the Lord his God; by prayer and supplication:

and humbled himself greatly before the Lord God of his fathers; confessing his sins, expressing great sorrow and repentance for them.

(k) Abulph. & Suidas, ib. (Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 67.) 12, 13. when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God—In the solitude of exile or imprisonment, Manasseh had leisure for reflection. The calamities forced upon him a review of his past life, under a conviction that the miseries of his dethronement and captive condition were owing to his awful and unprecedented apostasy (2Ch 33:7) from the God of his fathers. He humbled himself, repented, and prayed for an opportunity of bringing forth the fruits of repentance. His prayer was heard; for his conqueror not only released him, but, after two years' exile, restored him, with honor and the full exercise of royal power, to a tributary and dependent kingdom. Some political motive, doubtless, prompted the Assyrian king to restore Manasseh, and that was most probably to have the kingdom of Judah as a barrier between Egypt and his Assyrian dominions. But God overruled this measure for higher purposes. Manasseh now showed himself, by the influence of sanctified affliction, a new and better man. He made a complete reversal of his former policy, by not only destroying all the idolatrous statues and altars he had formerly erected in Jerusalem, but displaying the most ardent zeal in restoring and encouraging the worship of God.33:1-20 We have seen Manasseh's wickedness; here we have his repentance, and a memorable instance it is of the riches of God's pardoning mercy, and the power of his renewing grace. Deprived of his liberty, separated from his evil counsellors and companions, without any prospect but of ending his days in a wretched prison, Manasseh thought upon what had passed; he began to cry for mercy and deliverance. He confessed his sins, condemned himself, was humbled before God, loathing himself as a monster of impiety and wickedness. Yet he hoped to be pardoned through the abundant mercy of the Lord. Then Manasseh knew that Jehovah was God, able to deliver. He knew him as a God of salvation; he learned to fear, trust in, love, and obey him. From this time he bore a new character, and walked in newness of life. Who can tell what tortures of conscience, what pangs of grief, what fears of wrath, what agonizing remorse he endured, when he looked back on his many years of apostacy and rebellion against God; on his having led thousands into sin and perdition; and on his blood-guiltiness in the persecution of a number of God's children? And who can complain that the way of heaven is blocked up, when he sees such a sinner enter? Say the worst against thyself, here is one as bad who finds the way to repentance. Deny not to thyself that which God hath not denied to thee; it is not thy sin, but thy impenitence, that bars heaven against thee.
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