2 Kings 21:9
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New International Version
But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.

King James Bible
But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
But they would not hearken, and Manasseh led them astray to do more evil than the nations that Jehovah had destroyed from before the children of Israel.

World English Bible
But they didn't listen: and Manasseh seduced them to do that which is evil more than did the nations whom Yahweh destroyed before the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have not hearkened, and Manasseh causeth them to err, to do the evil thing above the nations that Jehovah destroyed from the presence of the sons of Israel.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Seduced them to do more evil - He did all he could to pervert the national character, and totally destroy the worship of the true God; and he succeeded.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they hearkened.

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Ezra 9:10,11 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken your commandments...

Nehemiah 9:26,29,30 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs...

Psalm 81:10 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Daniel 9:6,10,11 Neither have we listened to your servants the prophets, which spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

seduced.

1 Kings 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

2 Chronicles 33:9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen...

Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess...

more evil.

Ezekiel 16:47,51,52 Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing...

Library
The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
THE FALL OF NINEVEH AND THE RISE OF THE CHALDAEAN AND MEDIAN EMPIRES--THE XXVIth EGYPTIAN DYNASTY: CYAXARES, ALYATTES, AND NEBUCHADREZZAR. The legendary history of the kings of Media and the first contact of the Medes with the Assyrians: the alleged Iranian migrations of the Avesta--Media-proper, its fauna and flora; Phraortes and the beginning of the Median empire--Persia proper and the Persians; conquest of Persia by the Medes--The last monuments of Assur-bani-pal: the library of Kouyunjik--Phraortes
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
"Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place."--2 Kings
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Cross References
2 Kings 21:10
The LORD said through his servants the prophets:

Proverbs 29:12
If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.

Ezekiel 5:7
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have been more unruly than the nations around you and have not followed my decrees or kept my laws. You have not even conformed to the standards of the nations around you.

Ezekiel 16:47
You not only followed their ways and copied their detestable practices, but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they.

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