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Notwithstanding, Yahweh did not turn from the fierceness of his great wrath with which his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocation with which Manasseh had made him angry. Bible

“Yahweh did not turn from the fierceness of his great wrath.” This is not because God does not forgive sins, because He does. It was because the sin and idolatry in Judah ran so deep that Josiah’s reforms did not penetrate into the hearts of the people. As soon as Josiah was killed in battle, his three sons who were three of the next four kings of Judah, all did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and the fourth king, who was a grandson, did too (2 Kings 23:31-32, 36-37; 2 Kings 24:8-9, 17-19).


Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:26