2 He did what was displeasing to Hashem, following the abhorrent practices of the nations that Hashem had dispossessed before the Israelites.
va-YA-as ha-RA b’-ay-NAY a-do-NAI k’-to-a-VOT ha-go-YIM a-SHER ho-REESH a-do-NAI mi-p’-NAY b’-NAY yis-ra-AYL
ב וַיַּעַשׂ הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהֹוָה כְּתוֹעֲבוֹת הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר הוֹרִישׁ יְהֹוָה מִפְּנֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל׃
33:2 Following the abhorrent practices of the nations
Before entering the Land of Israel, Hashem tells the Children of Israel that remaining in the land is dependent upon their moral character. He warns them not to learn from or mimic the abominations of the peoples already living there, since doing so will lead to expulsion from the land, just as the nations originally living there were expelled (Deuteronomy 18:9-12). King Menashe explicitly violates this command, causing the People of Israel to follow “the abhorrent practices of the nations.” As such, God responds by declaring that He will send away the remainder of the Nation of Israel and allow their enemies to defeat them (II Kings 21:14).