S E C O N D K I N G S
In this chapter we have a short but sad account of
the reigns of two of the kings of Judah, Manasseh and Amon. I.
Concerning Manasseh, all the account we have of him here is, 1.
That he devoted himself to sin, to all manner of wickedness,
idolatry, and murder, ver. 1-9
and 16. 2. That therefore God devoted him, and Jerusalem
for his sake, to ruin, ver.
10-18. In the book of Chronicles we have an account of
his troubles, and his repentance. II. Concerning Amon we are only
told that he lived in sin (ver.
19-22), died quickly by the sword, and left good Josiah
his successor, ver.
23-26. By these two reigns Jerusalem was much debauched
and much weakened, and so hastened apace towards its destruction,
which slumbered not.