you are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close and have come to the end of your years. Therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations and a mockery to all the lands.
Cross References2 Kings 21:16
Moreover, Manasseh shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end, in addition to the sin that he had caused Judah to commit, doing evil in the sight of the LORD.
You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and derision to those around us.
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.
I will make you a ruin and a disgrace among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by.
So you will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror to the nations around you, when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and raging fury. I, the LORD, have spoken.
before your wickedness was uncovered? Even so, you are now scorned by the daughters of Edom and all those around her, and by the daughters of the Philistines--all those around you who despise you.
She offered sexual favors to all the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all the idols of those for whom she lusted.
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'You will drink your sister's cup, a cup deep and wide. It will bring scorn and derision, for it holds so much.
For the blood she shed is still within her; she poured it out on the bare rock; she did not pour it on the ground to cover it with dust.
In order to stir up wrath and take vengeance, I have placed her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered.'
I will no longer allow the taunts of the nations to be heard against you, and you will no longer endure the reproach of the peoples or cause your nation to stumble, declares the Lord GOD.'"
Chapter Outline1. A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem, and the dispersion of the Jews in consequence
17. God will burn them as dross in his furnace
23. The general corruption of prophets, priests, princes, and the people
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Kings 21:16
and thou hast
Matthew 23:32, 33
1 Thessalonians 2:16
Ezekiel 5:14, 15
1 Kings 9:7
2 Chronicles 7:20
Psalm 44:13, 14
Psalm 89:41, 42
Lamentations 2:15, 16
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