2 Kings 17:19
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New International Version
and even Judah did not keep the commands of the LORD their God. They followed the practices Israel had introduced.

New Living Translation
But even the people of Judah refused to obey the commands of the LORD their God, for they followed the evil practices that Israel had introduced.

English Standard Version
Judah also did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the customs that Israel had introduced.

New American Standard Bible
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the customs which Israel had introduced.

King James Bible
Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even Judah did not keep the commands of the LORD their God but lived according to the customs Israel had introduced.

International Standard Version
But Judah, too, did not keep the commands of the LORD their God. Instead, they lived the lifestyle that Israel had chosen,

NET Bible
Judah also failed to keep the commandments of the LORD their God; they followed Israel's example.

New Heart English Bible
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even Judah didn't obey the commands of the LORD their God but lived according to Israel's customs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they practised.

New American Standard 1977
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the customs which Israel had introduced.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But not even Judah kept the commandments of the LORD their God; to the contrary, they walked in the statutes of Israel which they themselves had made.

King James 2000 Bible
Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

American King James Version
Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

American Standard Version
Also Judah kept not the commandments of Jehovah their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But neither did Juda itself keep the commandments of the Lord their God: but they walked in the errors of Israel, which they had wrought.

Darby Bible Translation
Also Judah kept not the commandments of Jehovah their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they had made.

English Revised Version
Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

World English Bible
Also Judah didn't keep the commandments of Yahweh their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

Young's Literal Translation
Also Judah hath not kept the commands of Jehovah their God, and they walk in the statutes of Israel that they had made.
Study Bible
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
18So the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them from His sight; none was left except the tribe of Judah. 19Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the customs which Israel had introduced. 20The LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel and afflicted them and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them out of His sight.…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:22
Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with the sins which they committed.

1 Kings 14:23
For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.

2 Kings 16:3
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out from before the sons of Israel.

2 Kings 17:8
and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel, and in the customs of the kings of Israel which they had introduced.

Amos 2:4
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the LORD And have not kept His statutes; Their lies also have led them astray, Those after which their fathers walked.
Treasury of Scripture

Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

also Judah

1 Kings 14:22,23 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him …

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

Jeremiah 2:28 But where are your gods that you have made you? let them arise, if …

Jeremiah 3:8-11 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed …

Ezekiel 16:51,52 Neither has Samaria committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied …

Ezekiel 22:2-16 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? …

Ezekiel 23:4-13 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: …

walked

2 Kings 8:18,27 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house …

2 Kings 16:3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yes, and made his …

(19) Also Judah kept not . . .--Judah was no real or permanent exception to the sins and punishment of Israel; she imitated the apostasy of her sister-kingdom, and was visited with a similar penalty.

The statutes of Israel which they made.--See Note on 2Kings 17:8 supra, and comp. Micah 6:16, "the statutes of Omri." According to 2Kings 8:27; 2Kings 16:3, Ahaziah and Ahaz especially favoured the idolatry practised in the northern kingdom. The example of her more powerful neighbour exercised a fatally powerful spell upon Judah.

Verse 19. - Also Judah kept not the commandments of the Lord their God. The sharp contrast which the writer has drawn between Israel and Judah in ver. 18 reminds him that the difference was only for a time. Judah followed in Israel's sins, and ultimately shared in her punishment. This verso and the next are parenthetic. But walked in the statutes of Israel which they made; i.e. followed Israel in all her evil courses, first in her Baal-worship, under Jehoram, Ahaziah, and Athaliah; then in her other malpractices under Ahaz (2 Kings 16:3, 4), Manasseh (2 Kings 21:2-9), and Amen (2 Kings 21:20-22). Of course, the calf-worship is excepted, Judah having no temptation to follow Israel in that. Also Judah kept not the commandments of the Lord their God,.... But were infected with the idolatry of the ten tribes, and drawn into it by their example, and persisted therein, notwithstanding what befell the ten tribes; which are aggravations of the sins of them both, see Jeremiah 3:7,

but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made; worshipping the calves as they did, particularly in the times of Ahaz, he setting the example, see 2 Kings 16:3. 17:7-23 Though the destruction of the kingdom of the ten tribes was but briefly related, it is in these verses largely commented upon, and the reasons of it given. It was destruction from the Almighty: the Assyrian was but the rod of his anger, Isa 10:5. Those that bring sin into a country or family, bring a plague into it, and will have to answer for all the mischief that follows. And vast as the outward wickedness of the world is, the secret sins, evil thoughts, desires, and purposes of mankind are much greater. There are outward sins which are marked by infamy; but ingratitude, neglect, and enmity to God, and the idolatry and impiety which proceed therefrom, are far more malignant. Without turning from every evil way, and keeping God's statutes, there can be no true godliness; but this must spring from belief of his testimony, as to wrath against all ungodliness and unrighteousness, and his mercy in Christ Jesus.
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