11 “Since King Manasseh of Judah has committed all these detestable acts(A)—worse evil than the Amorites(B) who preceded him had done—and by means of his idols has also caused Judah to sin,

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Further Zeal for the Lord

24 In addition, Josiah eradicated the mediums, the spiritists,(A) household idols,(B) images, and all the abhorrent things(C) that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. He did this in order to carry out the words of the law that were written in the book that the priest Hilkiah found in the Lord’s temple.(D)

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When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage and removed the abhorrent idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim.(A) He renovated the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.(B)

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18 and they abandoned the temple of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and served the Asherah poles and the idols.(A) So there was wrath(B) against Judah and Jerusalem for this guilt of theirs.

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