Prayer of Manasseh

1611 King James Version (KJV)


Prayer of Manasseh
Chapter 1

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1 The prayer of Manasses King of Iuda, when he was holden captiue in Babylon. O Lord, Almightie God of our Fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Iacob, and of their righteous seed: who hast made heauen and earth, with all the ornament thereof: who hast bound the Sea by the word of thy Commandement: who hast shut vp the deepe, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious Name, whome all men feare, and tremble before thy power: for the Maiestie of thy glory cannot bee borne, and thine angry threatning towards sinners is importable: but thy mercifull promise is vnmeasurable and vnsearchable: for thou art the most High Lord, of great compassion, long suffering, very mercifull, and repentest of the euils of men. Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodnesse hast promised repentance, and forgiuenesse to them that haue sinned against thee: and of thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance vnto sinners that they may be saued. Thou therefore, O Lord, that art the God of the iust, hast not appointed repentance to the iust, as to Abraham, and Isaac, and Iacob, which haue not sinned against thee: but thou hast appointed repentance vnto me that am a sinner: for I haue sinned aboue the number of the sands of the Sea. My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied, and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heauen, for the multitude of mine iniquitie. I am bowed downe with many yron bands, that I cannot lift vp mine head, neither haue any release: For I haue prouoked thy wrath, and done euill before thee, I did not thy will, neither kept I thy Commandements: I haue set vp abominations, and haue multiplied offences. Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching thee of grace: I haue sinned, O Lord, I haue sinned and I acknowledge mine iniquities: wherefore I humbly beseech thee, forgiue me, O Lord, forgiue me, and destroy me not with mine iniquities. Be not angry with me for euer, by reseruing euill for me, neither condemne mee into the lower parts of the earth. For thou art the God, euen the God of them that repent: and in me thou wilt shew all thy goodnesse: for thou wilt saue me that am vnworthy, according to thy great mercie. Therefore I will praise thee for euer all the dayes of my life: for all the powers of the heauens doe praise thee, and thine is the glory for euer and euer, Amen.

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Discussion for Prayer of Manasseh 1

  • Stepheny
    Would not want to be the feet in those shoes who alter The Lord's Word. In that sense I actually pitty them. SMH..
  • Scott price
    The prayer of Manasseh is very powerful ,this tells us that nobody is beyond Gods Grace, not even King Manasseh!
  • Darlene
    I think it shouldn't have been removed, as all the Books letters all play a part in teaching mankind to be more like Jesus, 2Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. Put all Books Letters Back!
  • Michael
    Clearly YAH is a god of mercy, love, longsuffering, patience, because I should of been tossed into the everlasting fires of gehenna Ages ago. But by YAHUAH'S grace, mercy and love am I still here in the flesh to be able to praise the one and only Creator and righteous judge of all. To all ends of the Earth shall his name be esteemed and his loving kindness be acknowledged by all for ever and ever.
  • CD
    My thoughts about Manasseh 's prayer is that the most high purposefully allowed this prayer into the scriptural body, that we may Offer it unto him when we have truly acknowledged that our own idea of our own righteousness is as Filthy Rags to him! But he is merciful to those of us whom admit our transgressions, and repent! Therefore, Oh Most High Power, whom is above everything that calls itself a power, I humbly offer my own repentant heart to you, asking your forgiveness for my own sins which are without number. And I earnestly seek your tender loving kindness and mercy upon me, even me your lowly servant. Oh, Power of Powers please blot out all of my Transgressions, yes even my own self-righteous prideful heart, according to your will, oh Most High Power. Let it be so.

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