2 Kings 21:6

“And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he made his sonne passe thorow the fire, and obserued times, and vsed enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits, and wizards: he wrought much wickednesse in the sight of the Lord, to prouoke him to anger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD provoking {Him to anger.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he made his son to pass through the fire, and practised augury, and used enchantments, and dealt with them that had familiar spirits, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he made his son go through the fire, and made use of secret arts and signs for reading the future; he gave positions to those who had control of spirits and to wonder-workers; he did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, moving him to wrath.
- Basic English Bible

And he caused his son to pass through the fire, and used magic and divination, and appointed necromancers and soothsayers: he wrought evil beyond measure in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.
- Darby Bible

And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he committed much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
- Webster's Bible

He made his son to pass through the fire, and practiced sorcery, and used enchantments, and dealt with those who had familiar spirits, and with wizards: he worked much evil in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger.
- World English Bible

and he hath caused his son to pass through fire, and observed clouds, and used enchantment, and dealt with a familiar spirit and wizards; he hath multiplied to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah -- to provoke to anger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he made his son to pass through the fire, and practised soothsaying, and used enchantments, and appointed them that divined by a ghost or a familiar spirit: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 21:6


21:6 Through the fire - Between two fires, by which he dedicated him to Molock, in contempt of the seal of circumcision by which he had been dedicated to God. Times - Lucky, or unlucky days according to the superstitious practice of the heathens.


Discussion for 2 Kings 21

  • Abraham Christ
    I live the prayer of Manasseh - I love the prayer of Manasseh - I pray the blessing upon me - my soul in the Lord.
  • Wendellwilliams
    we see hear mansseh feel as he 's king nobody will question his authority he has title to his name but fail to realize that god is whatching and doesnt like what he is seeing he became very demonic anious for blood and also prison the minds of the people i believe they were fearful so they obey .wild he become prozes by demons and wizards hes being use to lead gods people astray and to mest up watch god had plan for his peopleand i believe he injeck fear to a high dishoning god and self praiseing himself and wild he was having a good time doing what he feel like cause he 's king the king of all kings had to step in he was doing to much that it cause god to take action against them an bring a dissater on the landthe king turn to worship other god nobody leading the people perish cause of his doings

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