The Lord sent Babylonian,[a](A) Aramean,(B) Moabite and Ammonite raiders(C) against him to destroy(D) Judah, in accordance with the word of the Lord proclaimed by his servants the prophets.(E) Surely these things happened to Judah according to the Lord’s command,(F) in order to remove them from his presence(G) because of the sins of Manasseh(H) and all he had done, including the shedding of innocent blood.(I) For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the Lord was not willing to forgive.(J)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 24:2 Or Chaldean