2 Kings 17:32
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New International Version
They worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed all sorts of their own people to officiate for them as priests in the shrines at the high places.

New Living Translation
These new residents worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests to offer sacrifices at their places of worship.

English Standard Version
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places.

New American Standard Bible
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.

King James Bible
So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also made from their ranks priests for the high places, who were working for them at the shrines of the high places.

Good News Translation
These people also worshiped the LORD and chose from among their own number all sorts of people to serve as priests at the pagan places of worship and to offer sacrifices for them there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also appointed from their number priests to serve them in the shrines of the high places.

International Standard Version
Because they feared the LORD, they also appointed from among themselves priests for the high places who acted on their behalf in the temples on the high places.

NET Bible
At the same time they worshiped the LORD. They appointed some of their own people to serve as priests in the shrines on the high places.

New Heart English Bible
And they worshiped the LORD, yet they established their abominations in the houses of the high places which they made in Samaria, each nation in the city in which they dwelt. And they worshiped the LORD, yet appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So while these people were worshiping the LORD, they also appointed all kinds of people to serve as priests for the shrines at their illegal places of worship.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they feared the LORD, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

New American Standard 1977
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they feared the LORD and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

King James 2000 Bible
So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

American King James Version
So they feared the LORD, and made to themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

American Standard Version
So they feared Jehovah, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And nevertheless they worshipped the Lord. And they made to themselves, of the lowest of the people, priests of the high places, and they placed them in the temples of the high places.

Darby Bible Translation
So they feared Jehovah, and made to themselves from all classes of them priests of the high places, who offered [sacrifices] for them in the houses of the high places.

English Revised Version
So they feared the LORD, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they feared the LORD, and made to themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

World English Bible
So they feared Yahweh, and made to them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Young's Literal Translation
And they are fearing Jehovah, and make to themselves from their extremities priests of high places, and they are acting for them in the house of the high places.
Study Bible
Israel's Cities Resettled by Foreigners
31and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech the gods of Sepharvaim. 32They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places. 33They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:31
And he made houses on high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi.

2 Kings 17:25
At the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them which killed some of them.

2 Kings 17:33
They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.

Ezra 4:2
they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' households, and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we, like you, seek your God; and we have been sacrificing to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us up here."

Zephaniah 1:5
"And those who bow down on the housetops to the host of heaven, And those who bow down and swear to the LORD and yet swear by Milcom,
Treasury of Scripture

So they feared the LORD, and made to themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

made unto themselves

1 Kings 12:31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest …

1 Kings 13:33 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made …

the houses

2 Kings 17:29 However, every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the …

2 Kings 23:19 And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria…

1 Kings 13:31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spoke to his …

(32) They feared.--They were fearing. (See Note on 2Kings 17:25; 2Kings 17:28, supra.)

Of the lowest of them.--Rather, of all orders, or promiscuously. (Comp. 1Kings 12:31.) This is another indication that it was Jeroboam's mode of worship which was now restored.

Which sacrificed.--Heb., and they used to do. The verb do is used in the sense of sacra facere, just like the Greek - ?????? ?????? ??????.

Priests of the high places.--Rather, b?m?h-priests (omit the). Bamah-priests are opposed to the priests of Jehovah's Temple.

Verse 32. - So they feared the Lord - rather, and they (also) honored Jehovah; i.e. with their idolatrous worship they combined also the worship of Jehovah (comp. ver. 28) - and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places - i.e., followed the example of Jeroboam in taking for priests persons of all ranks, even the lowest (see the comment on 1 Kings 12:31) - which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places (comp. ver. 29). So they feared the Lord,.... Worshipped the God of Israel in the manner they were taught:

and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places; these were made after the manner of Jeroboam's priests, 1 Kings 12:31, and were to sacrifice to the God of Israel in the high places, and temples built there; for otherwise they had, no doubt, priests of their own to sacrifice to their gods, and which they brought with them. 17:24-41 The terror of the Almighty will sometimes produce a forced or feigned submission in unconverted men; like those brought from different countries to inhabit Israel. But such will form unworthy thoughts of God, will expect to please him by outward forms, and will vainly try to reconcile his service with the love of the world and the indulgence of their lusts. May that fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom, possess our hearts, and influence our conduct, that we may be ready for every change. Wordly settlements are uncertain; we know not whither we may be driven before we die, and we must soon leave the world; but the righteous hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken from him.
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