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Manasseh was twelve

years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem ; but did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.




The Influence of Manasseh's Example.

2 Chron. xxxiii. 9, 10. So Manasseh inade Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to

err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel. And the Lord spake to Manasseh, and to his people ; but they would not hearken.


Manassch's Repentance evinced by its Fruits.

2 CHRON. xxxiii. 14-17.

Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the

west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at

the fish-gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up

a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced

cities of Judah. And he took away the strange gods, and

the idol out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars that

he had built in the mount of the house of the Lord, and in

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The Power of Faith.

MATTHEW xvii. 20, 21.

If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye


this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall

remove.; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. How-

beit, this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. 289

say unto


The Creature delivered from the Bondage of Corruption.

ROMANS viii. 20, 21.

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but

by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope. Be-

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