2 Kings 17:8
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New International Version
and followed the practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.

New Living Translation
They had followed the practices of the pagan nations the LORD had driven from the land ahead of them, as well as the practices the kings of Israel had introduced.

English Standard Version
and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel, and in the customs that the kings of Israel had practiced.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They had lived according to the customs of the nations that the LORD had dispossessed before the Israelites and the customs the kings of Israel had introduced.

International Standard Version
and because they were following the rules of the nations whom the LORD had expelled before the Israelis and that the kings of Israel had practiced.

NET Bible
they observed the practices of the nations whom the LORD had driven out from before Israel, and followed the example of the kings of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and lived by the customs of the nations that the LORD had forced out of the Israelites' way. They also did what their kings wanted them to do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they practised;

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and walked in the statutes of the Gentiles, whom the LORD had cast out from before the sons of Israel, and in the statutes of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

King James 2000 Bible
And walked in the statutes of the nations, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

American King James Version
And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

American Standard Version
and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom Jehovah cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they walked according to the way of the nations which the Lord had destroyed in the sight of the children of Israel and of the kings of Israel: because they had done in like manner.

Darby Bible Translation
and they walked in the statutes of the nations that Jehovah had dispossessed from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

English Revised Version
and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they made.

Webster's Bible Translation
And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel which they had made.

World English Bible
and walked in the statutes of the nations, whom Yahweh cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they made.

Young's Literal Translation
and walk in the statutes of the nations that Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel, and of the kings of Israel that they made;
Study Bible
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
7Now 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 8and 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. 9The sons of Israel did things secretly which were not right against the LORD their God. Moreover, they built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified city.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:3
'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.

Deuteronomy 18:9
"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.

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 17:19
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the customs which Israel had introduced.

Ezekiel 5:6
'But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations and against My statutes more than the lands which surround her; for they have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.'
Treasury of Scripture

And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

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2 Kings 16:3,10 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yes, and made his …

2 Kings 21:2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the …

Leviticus 18:3,27-30 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelled, shall …

Deuteronomy 12:30,31 Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after …

Deuteronomy 18:9 When you are come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, …

1 Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and …

1 Kings 16:31-33 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk …

1 Kings 16:31-33 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk …

1 Kings 21:26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things …

Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

Jeremiah 10:2 Thus said the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not …

of the kings of Israel

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly …

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house …

(8) Statutes of the heathen . . . and of the kings of Israel.--The national guilt was twofold. It comprised: (1) idolatry in the strict sense--i.e., worship of other gods than Jehovah; (2) a heathenish mode of worshipping Jehovah Himself--namely, under the form of a bullock, as Jeroboam I. had ordained. The term "statutes" means religious rules or ordinances. (Comp. Exodus 12:14, "statutes;" Leviticus 20:23, "manners;" 1Kings 3:3, "ordinance.")

Which they had made--i.e., the statutes which the kings of Israel had made. (Comp. 2Kings 17:19 b.)

Verse 8. - And walked in the statutes of the heathen. The" statutes of the heathen" are their customs and observances, especially in matters of religion. The Israelites had been repeatedly warned not to follow these (see Leviticus 18:3, 30; Deuteronomy 12:29-31; Deuteronomy 18:9-14, etc.). Whom the Lord east out from before the children of Israel - i.e. the Canaanitish nations, whose idolatries and other "abominations" were particularly hateful to God (see Leviticus 18:26-29; Deuteronomy 20:18; Deuteronomy 29:17; Deuteronomy 32:16, etc.) - and of the kings of Israel. The sins and idolatries of Israel had a double origin. The great majority were derived from the heathen nations with whom they were brought into contact, and were adopted voluntarily by the people themselves. Of this kind were the worship at "high places" (ver. 9), the "images" and "groves" (ver. 10), the causing of their children to "pass through the fire" (ver. 17), the employment of divination and enchantments (ver. 17), and perhaps the "worship of the host of heaven" (ver. 16). A certain number, however, came in from a different source, being imposed upon the people by their kings. To this class belong the desertion of the temple-worship, enforced by Jeroboam (vex. 21), the setting up of the calves at Dan and Bethel (ver. 16) by the same, and the Baal and Astarte worship (ver. 16), introduced by Ahab. This last and worst idolatry was not established without a good deal of persecution, as we learn from 1 Kings 18:4. Which they had made. And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel,.... Meaning the Canaanites, in whose idolatrous ways they walked, and whom they imitated; though their ejection out of the land should have been a warning to them, and they were the more inexcusable, as they were particularly cautioned against walking in them, Leviticus 18:3.

and of the kings of Israel, which they had made; their laws and statutes, to worship the golden calves, and not go up to Jerusalem to worship. 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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