|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
The people of Israel had also secretly done many things that were not pleasing to the LORD their God. They built pagan shrines for themselves in all their towns, from the smallest outpost to the largest walled city.
King James Bible
And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
American Standard Version
And the children of Israel did secretly things that were not right against Jehovah their God: and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city;
Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Israel do covertly things that are not right against Jehovah their God, and build for them high places in all their cities, from a tower of the watchers unto the fenced city,
2 Kings 17:9 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:9 Did secretly - This belongs, either, To their gross idolatries, and other abominable practices, which they were ashamed to own before others; or, to the worship of calves: and so the words are otherwise rendered; they covered things that were not right towards the Lord: they covered their idolatrous worship of the calves, with fair pretences of necessity, the two kingdoms being now divided, and at enmity; and of their honest intention of serving the true God, and retaining the substance of the Jewish religion. City - In all parts and places, both in cities, and in the country; yea, in the most uninhabited parts, where few or none dwell, beside the watchmen, who are left there in towers, to preserve the cattle and fruits of the earth, or to give notice of the approach of enemies.
2 Kings 17:9 Parallel CommentariesBuild Built Children Cities City Covertly Fenced Fortified High Impute Israel Moreover Places Right Secretly Themselves Tower Towns Walled Watchers Watchmen Watchmen's WatchtowerBuild Built Children Cities City Covertly Fenced Fortified High Impute Israel Moreover Places Right Secretly Themselves Tower Towns Walled Watchers Watchmen Watchmen's WatchtowerThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Deuteronomy 29:25 "And the answer will be, 'This happened because the people of the land abandoned the covenant that the LORD, the God of their ancestors, made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
2 Kings 18:8 He also conquered the Philistines as far distant as Gaza and its territory, from their smallest outpost to their largest walled city.