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2 Kings 21:11-13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

11 “King Manasseh of Judah has done these hated things and has done more evil than the Amorites before him. He also has caused Judah to sin because of his idols. 12 So the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘Look! I will bring so much trouble against Jerusalem and Judah that anyone who hears about it will be shocked.[a] 13 I will stretch the measuring line of Samaria[b] and the plumb line[c] of Ahab’s family over Jerusalem. A man wipes a dish, and then he turns it upside down. I will do that to Jerusalem.


  1. 2 Kings 21:12 will be shocked Literally, “both his ears will tingle.”
  2. 2 Kings 21:13 measuring line of Samaria Workers used a string with a weight to mark a straight line at the end of a stone wall. The pieces of stone that were outside the line were chipped off and thrown away. This shows that God was “throwing away” Samaria and Ahab’s family of kings.
  3. 2 Kings 21:13 plumb line A string with a weight on one end used to show that a wall or building was not straight.
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