Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Chronicles 33:12
In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.
"Indeed, I am completely unworthy -- how could I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth to silence myself.
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye has seen you.
Then you will remember, be ashamed, and remain silent when I make atonement for all you have done, declares the sovereign Lord.'"
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
Who knows? Perhaps he will be compassionate and grant a reprieve, and leave blessing in his wake -- a meal offering and a drink offering for you to offer to the Lord your God!
Who knows? Perhaps God might be willing to change his mind and relent and turn from his fierce anger so that we might not die."
Seek the Lord's favor, all you humble people of the land who have obeyed his commands! Strive to do what is right! Strive to be humble! Maybe you will be protected on the day of the Lord's angry judgment.
I will get up and go to my father and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!'