|New International Version (© 2011)|
It was reported to the king of Assyria: "The people you deported and resettled in the towns of Samaria do not know what the god of that country requires. He has sent lions among them, which are killing them off, because the people do not know what he requires."
King James Bible
Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.
American Standard Version
Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast carried away, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the law of the god of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the law of the god of the land.
Young's Literal Translation
And they speak to the king of Asshur, saying, 'The nations that thou hast removed, and dost place in the cities of Samaria, have not known the custom of the God of the land, and He sendeth among them the lions, and lo, they are destroying them, as they do not know the custom of the God of the land.'
2 Kings 17:26 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The manner of the God of the land - משפט mishpat, the judgment; the way in which the God of the land is to be worshipped.
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2 Kings 17:27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom you brought from there...
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2 Kings 17:26 Parallel CommentariesAssyria Carried Cities Kill Law Nations Placed Removed Samaria WhereforeAssyria Carried Cities Kill Law Nations Placed Removed Samaria WhereforeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Kings 17:25 When they first lived there, they did not worship the LORD; so he sent lions among them and they killed some of the people.
2 Kings 17:27 Then the king of Assyria gave this order: "Have one of the priests you took captive from Samaria go back to live there and teach the people what the god of the land requires."