for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods,(A) and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy(B) you.

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31 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates.(A) They even burn their sons(B) and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.(C)

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18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods,(A) and you will sin(B) against the Lord your God.

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As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods,(A) and his heart was not fully devoted(B) to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

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He rebuilt the high places(A) his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal(B) and made an Asherah pole,(C) as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts(D) and worshiped them. He built altars(E) in the temple of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “In Jerusalem I will put my Name.”(F) In the two courts(G) of the temple of the Lord, he built altars to all the starry hosts. He sacrificed his own son(H) in the fire, practiced divination,(I) sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists.(J) He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing(K) his anger.

He took the carved Asherah pole(L) he had made and put it in the temple,(M) of which the Lord had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name(N) forever. I will not again(O) make the feet of the Israelites wander from the land I gave their ancestors, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them and will keep the whole Law that my servant Moses(P) gave them.” But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil(Q) than the nations(R) the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites.

10 The Lord said through his servants the prophets: 11 “Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil(S) than the Amorites(T) who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols.(U) 12 Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I am going to bring such disaster(V) on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle.(W) 13 I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line(X) used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe(Y) out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 I will forsake(Z) the remnant(AA) of my inheritance and give them into the hands of enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their enemies; 15 they have done evil(AB) in my eyes and have aroused(AC) my anger from the day their ancestors came out of Egypt until this day.”

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34 They did not destroy(A) the peoples
    as the Lord had commanded(B) them,
35 but they mingled(C) with the nations
    and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols,(D)
    which became a snare(E) to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons(F)
    and their daughters to false gods.(G)
38 They shed innocent blood,
    the blood of their sons(H) and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
    and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 They defiled themselves(I) by what they did;
    by their deeds they prostituted(J) themselves.

40 Therefore the Lord was angry(K) with his people
    and abhorred his inheritance.(L)
41 He gave them into the hands(M) of the nations,
    and their foes ruled over them.

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11 Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable(A) thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the Lord loves(B) by marrying(C) women who worship a foreign god.(D)

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