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2 Chronicles 33:21-25 – Amon

Summary

Amon undoes all the reforms of his repentant father, Manasseh.

Analysis

The Chronicler's account is essentially the same as 2 Kings 21:19-26. It functions as an appendix to the reign of Manasseh. Instead of repenting as his father had done, however, Amon "incurred more and more guilt" (v. 23). This relapse into apostasy also segues into Josiah's extensive reforms.

2 Chronicles 33:21-25

Amon’s Reign and Death

21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; he reigned for two years in Jerusalem. 22He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done. Amon sacrificed to all the images that his father Manasseh had made, and served them. 23He did not humble himself before the Lord, as his father Manasseh had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred more and more guilt. 24His servants conspired against him and killed him in his house. 25But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon; and the people of the land made his son Josiah king to succeed him.

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