a graven image
2 Kings 21:7
21:7 a graven image. Manasseh seems to have committed every sin he could think of to deface the memory of his father and his father’s God, even to the extent of erecting a great idol and altars for the worship of false gods in the very temple of God. Yet he surely knew of the mighty miracles wrought by God on behalf of Judah because of his father, so it is amazing that he could be so presumptuous as to defy God and shame his godly heritage. God was longsuffering with Manasseh for many years, possibly because of his father, but His judgment finally must come.