2 Kings 17:33
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New International Version
They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.

New Living Translation
And though they worshiped the LORD, they continued to follow their own gods according to the religious customs of the nations from which they came.

English Standard Version
So they feared the LORD but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also worshiped their own gods according to the custom of the nations where they had been deported from.

International Standard Version
While they continued to fear the LORD, they served their own gods, following the custom of the nations whom they had carried away from there.

NET Bible
They were worshiping the LORD and at the same time serving their own gods in accordance with the practices of the nations from which they had been deported.

New Heart English Bible
And they worshiped the LORD, yet served their own gods, after the ways of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They worshiped the LORD but also served their own gods according to the customs of the nations from which they had come.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They feared the LORD and served their own gods after the manner of the gentiles whom they carried away from there.

King James 2000 Bible
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.

American King James Version
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.

American Standard Version
They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they worshipped the Lord, they served also their own gods according to the custom of the nations out of which they were brought to Samaria:

Darby Bible Translation
They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods after the manner of the nations, whence they had been carried away.

English Revised Version
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Webster's Bible Translation
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.

World English Bible
They feared Yahweh, and served their own gods, after the ways of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah they are fearing, and their gods they are serving, according to the custom of the nations whence they removed them.
Study Bible
Israel's Cities Resettled by Foreigners
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. 34To this day they do according to the earlier customs: they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances or the law, or the commandments which the LORD commanded the sons of Jacob, whom He named Israel;…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:32
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.

2 Kings 17:34
To this day they do according to the earlier customs: they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances or the law, or the commandments which the LORD commanded the sons of Jacob, whom He named Israel;
Treasury of Scripture

They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.

They feared

2 Kings 17:41 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, …

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between …

Hosea 10:2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall …

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them …

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, …

whom they carried, etc. or, who carried them away from thence. The new inhabitants of the land imitated the idolatrous Israelites, by associating their idols with jehovah, as the objects of worship. The remainder, however, of the verses seem to relate to the Israelites after they were carried captive. They still persevered in idolatry and disobedience; and not being purified, were left to be consumed in the furnace. it is said that the Israelites `did not fear the Lord,' yet the heathens, who followed their example, are said `to have feared the Lord.' The Israelites did not so much as fear the wrath of Almighty god; but, on the other hand, the poor pagans feared the power of his wrath, and to avert it paid some ignorant worship, according to the wretched instructions given them. as this was an external acknowledgement of his power and God-head, and a homage paid to him,he was pleased in consequence to withdraw his judgements from them.--SCOTT

(33) They feared . . . gods.--Literally, Jehovah were they fearing, and their own gods were they serving. The verse recapitulates 28-32.

Whom they carried away from thence.--Rather, whence they had been carried away. Literally, whence men carried them away. The meaning is: according to the customs of the cities from which Sargon had deported them.

Verse 33. - They feared the Lord, and served their own gods. This syncretism, this mixed religion, is so surprising to the writer, and so abhorrent to his religious sentiments, that he cannot but dwell upon it, not shrinking from repeating himself (see vers. 32, 33, 41), in order to arrest the reader's attention, and point out to him the folly and absurdity of such conduct. The practice was still going on in his own day (vers. 34, 41), and may have had attractions for the descendants of the small Israelite population which had been left in the land. After the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence; rather, after the manner of the nations from whom they (i.e. the authorities) carried them away; i.e. after the manner of their countrymen at home. The translation of the Revised Version gives the sense, while changing the construction - "after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away." They feared the Lord, and served their own gods,.... Worshipped both:

after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence; the Israelites, whom they had carried captive from Samaria; they worshipped the Lord in their idols, as they did, who pretended to worship God in the calves; so they worshipped the supreme God in and by their idols, and made use of them as mediators with him. 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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