1 Chronicles 5:25
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New International Version
But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors and prostituted themselves to the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

New Living Translation
But these tribes were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors. They worshiped the gods of the nations that God had destroyed.

English Standard Version
But they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and whored after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

New American Standard Bible
But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

King James Bible
And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors. They prostituted themselves with the gods of the nations God had destroyed before them.

International Standard Version
But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors by prostituting themselves to the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had exterminated right in front of them.

NET Bible
But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors and worshiped instead the gods of the native peoples whom God had destroyed before them.

New Heart English Bible
They trespassed against the God of their fathers, and prostituted themselves after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Gad, Reuben, and half of the tribe of Manasseh were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors. They chased after the gods of the people of the land as if they were prostitutes. God had destroyed these people as the Israelites arrived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

New American Standard 1977
But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers, and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they rebelled against the God of their fathers and fornicated after the gods of the people of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

King James 2000 Bible
And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and played the harlot with the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

American King James Version
And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

American Standard Version
And they trespassed against the God of their fathers, and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they forsook the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

Darby Bible Translation
And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

English Revised Version
And they trespassed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

World English Bible
They trespassed against the God of their fathers, and played the prostitute after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they trespass against the God of their fathers, and go a-whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land whom God destroyed from their presence;
Study Bible
The Half-Tribe of Manasseh
24These were the heads of their fathers' households, even Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers' households. 25But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, even the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away into exile, namely the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:15
otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,

Deuteronomy 32:15
"But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked-- You are grown fat, thick, and sleek-- Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation.

2 Kings 15:19
Pul, king of Assyria, came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver so that his hand might be with him to strengthen the kingdom under his rule.

2 Kings 17:7
Now this came about because the sons of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and they had feared other gods

1 Chronicles 5:24
These were the heads of their fathers' households, even Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers' households.

1 Chronicles 9:1
So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was carried away into exile to Babylon for their unfaithfulness.
Treasury of Scripture

And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

and went.

Judges 2:17 And yet they would not listen to their judges, but they went a whoring …

Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children …

2 Kings 17:7-18 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the …

Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said …

Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have gone …

Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, …

a whoring.

Exodus 34:15 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they …

Judges 8:27 And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in …

2 Kings 17:7 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the …

2 Chronicles 21:11,13 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah and caused …

after the gods.

Judges 2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them …

2 Chronicles 25:14,15 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter …

Psalm 106:34-39 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them…

(25, 26) The captivity of the three eastern tribes. A fuller account may be read in 2Kings 17:6-18.

(25) They transgressed against the God of their fathers.--Rather, were faithless or untrue to Him (Joshua 7:1, "committed a trespass").

Went a whoring after the gods of the people (peoples).--Jehovah was the true Lord (Ba'al) and Husband (Ish) of Israel. Apostasy from Him is, in the prophetic language, whoredom. (See Hos. 1 Chronicles 1, 2, especially 2:16, and 1 Chronicles 3) According to Kings 50100 the fatal sin of Israel evinced itself: (1) in the worship of the high places; (2) in adoration of the heavenly bodies, and the productive powers of nature; (3) in the practice of magic and divination.

The people of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.--Comp. Numbers 21:21-35, and Joshua 12:6; Psalm 135:10-12. The reduction of the Canaanites was, to the mind of the chronicler, a Divine work. He is not thinking only of such extraordinary events as were told of the battle of Beth-boron (Joshua 10:11-14). All the incidents of the conquest were the Lord's doing, whether He acted through the agency of sun and moon, or storm and tempest, or the good swords of Joshua and his warriors. From the same standpoint, he ascribes the Assyrian invasions to a direct impulse from the God of Israel (1Chronicles 5:26). The Assyrian kings themselves were wont to regard their campaigns as a fulfilment of the bidding of their Divine protectors, Istar, Bel, and other imaginary beings. It was not given to them to attain to the higher vision of the Hebrew prophets and priests, who saw but one guiding and controlling power at the summit of the world. (Comp. Isaiah 10:5-15.)

Verses 25, 26. - The "transgressors" here described include manifestly not this half-tribe Manasseh alone, but the other tribes of Israel of whom this chapter has treated. Verse 25. - And they went a-whoring (וַיַּזְנוּ); so 2 Chronicles 21:11, 13. This verb, in one form of its root or another, occurs as many as ninety-seven times in the Pentateuch, Judges, Joshua, Psalms, Proverbs; and prophets, for only twice in Kings and four times in Chronicles, in all the rest of the Old Testament writings. And they transgressed against the God their fathers,.... Against his law, will, word, and ordinances, not only the half tribe of Manasseh, hut the Reubenites and Gadites also:

and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them; that is, committed idolatry, which is spiritual fornication or whoredom; worshipped the idols either of the Amorites, who were destroyed by the Lord to make way for their first settlement; or of the Ishmaelites, whom they conquered, and whose land they dwelt in to the captivity. 5:1-26 Genealogies. - This chapter gives some account of the two tribes and a half seated on the east side of Jordan. They were made captives by the king of Assyria, because they had forsaken the Lord. Only two things are here recorded concerning these tribes. 1. They all shared in a victory. Happy is that people who live in harmony together, who assist each other against the common enemies of their souls, trusting in the Lord, and calling upon him. 2. They shared in captivity. They would have the best land, not considering that it lay most exposed. The desire of earthly objects draws to a distance from God's ordinances, and prepares men for destruction.
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