2 Kings 24:4
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New International Version
including the shedding of innocent blood. For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD was not willing to forgive.

New Living Translation
who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The LORD would not forgive this.

English Standard Version
and also for the innocent blood that he had shed. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not pardon.

New American Standard Bible
and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive.

King James Bible
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and also because of all the innocent blood he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not forgive.

International Standard Version
as well as for the innocent blood that he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not forgive them.

NET Bible
Because he killed innocent people and stained Jerusalem with their blood, the LORD was unwilling to forgive them.

New Heart English Bible
and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and the LORD would not pardon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
including the innocent blood he had shed. He had a lot of innocent people in Jerusalem killed, and the LORD refused to forgive him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not pardon.

New American Standard 1977
and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and also for the innocent blood that he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.

King James 2000 Bible
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

American King James Version
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

American Standard Version
and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and Jehovah would not pardon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And for the innocent blood that he shed, filling Jerusalem with innocent blood: and therefore the Lord would not be appeased.

Darby Bible Translation
and also [because of] the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and Jehovah would not pardon.

English Revised Version
and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and the LORD would not pardon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

World English Bible
and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and Yahweh would not pardon.

Young's Literal Translation
and also the innocent blood that he hath shed, and he filleth Jerusalem with innocent blood, and Jehovah was not willing to forgive.
Study Bible
Babylon Controls Jehoiakim
3Surely at the command of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, 4and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive. 5Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?…
Cross References
2 Kings 21:11
"Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations, having done wickedly more than all the Amorites did who were before him, and has also made Judah sin with his idols;

2 Kings 21:16
Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.

2 Kings 24:5
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Jeremiah 2:34
"Also on your skirts is found The lifeblood of the innocent poor; You did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things,

Jeremiah 15:4
"I will make them an object of horror among all the kingdoms of the earth because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 22:17
"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Jeremiah 32:31
"Indeed this city has been to Me a provocation of My anger and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to this day, so that it should be removed from before My face,

Lamentations 3:42
We have transgressed and rebelled, You have not pardoned.

Ezekiel 24:6
'Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the bloody city, To the pot in which there is rust And whose rust has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, Without making a choice.
Treasury of Scripture

And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

for the innocent.

2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled …

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles …

Deuteronomy 19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your …

Jeremiah 2:34 Also in your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: …

Jeremiah 19:4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and …

he filled.

Psalm 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their …

which.

Jeremiah 15:1,2 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, …

Lamentations 3:42 We have transgressed and have rebelled: you have not pardoned.

Ezekiel 33:25 Why say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; You eat with the blood, …

(4) The innocent blood.--Heb., blood of the innocent; an expression like hand of the right, i.e., the right hand; or, day of the sixth, i.e., the sixth day. Thenius thinks the murder of some prominent personage, such as Isaiah, may be intended, and wishes to distinguish between the statement of the first clause of the verse and the second; but 2Kings 21:16, where the two statements are connected more closely, does not favour this view.

Which the Lord would not pardon.--Literally, and Jehovah willed not to pardon. We must not soften the statement of 2Kings 24:3-4, as Bhr does, by asserting the meaning to be that the nation was punished, not for the sins of Manasseh, but for its persistence in the same kind of sins. The sins of Manasseh are regarded as a climax in Judah's long course of provocation: the cup was full, and judgment ready to fall. It was only suspended for a time, not revoked, in the reign of the good king Josiah. In short, the idea of the writer is that the innocent blood shed by Manasseh cried to heaven for vengeance, and that the ruin of the kingdom was the answer of the All righteous Judge. It is no objection to say, that in that case children suffered for their fathers' misdeeds; that was precisely the Old Testament doctrine, until Ezekiel proclaimed another (Ezekiel 18:19; comp. Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 5:9). Looking at the catastrophe from a different standpoint, we may remember that national iniquities must be chastised in the present life, if at all; and that the sufferings of the exile were necessary for the purification of Israel from its inveterate tendency to apostatise from Jehovah.

Verse 4. - And also for the innocent blood that he shed (comp. 2 Kings 21:16, and the comment ad loc.). Like the other "sins of Manasseh," the shedding of innocent blood continued, both in the Moloch offerings (Jeremiah 7:31) and in the persecution of the righteous (Jeremiah 7:6, 9, etc.). Urijah was actually put to death by Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:23); Jeremiah narrowly escaped. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon. Blood "cries to God from the ground" on which it falls (Genesis 4:11), and is "required" at the hands of the bloodshedder (Genesis 9:5) unfailingly. Especially is the blood of saints slain for their religion avenged and exacted by the Most High (see Revelation 6:10; Revelation 11:18; Revelation 16:6; Revelation 19:2, etc.). And also for the innocent blood that he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood,.... See 2 Kings 21:16 which cruel usage of the prophets, and servants of the Lord, was still continued; see Jeremiah 26:21,

which the Lord would not pardon; he pardoned the sins of Manasseh, who repented, but not the sins of those persons who imitated him, but repented not; or though he personally pardoned the sins of Manasseh, so that he was saved everlastingly, yet the temporal punishment of the nation for those sins, in which they were involved with him, was not averted. 4. the Lord would not pardon—(see on [356]2Ki 23:26; Jer 15:1).24:1-7 If Jehoiakim had served the Lord, he had not been servant to Nebuchadnezzar. If he had been content with his servitude, and true to his word, his condition had been no worse; but, rebelling against Babylon, he plunged himself into more trouble. See what need nations have to lament the sins of their fathers, lest they smart for them. Threatenings will be fulfilled as certainly as promises, if the sinner's repentance prevent not.
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