2 Kings 17:12
New International Version
They worshiped idols, though the LORD had said, "You shall not do this."

New Living Translation
Yes, they worshiped idols, despite the LORD’s specific and repeated warnings.

English Standard Version
and they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this.”

Berean Study Bible
They served idols, although the LORD had told them, “You shall not do this thing.”

King James Bible
For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

New King James Version
for they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.”

New American Standard Bible
They served idols, concerning which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.”

NASB 1995
They served idols, concerning which the LORD had said to them, "You shall not do this thing."

NASB 1977
And they served idols, concerning which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.”

Amplified Bible
And they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.”

Christian Standard Bible
They served idols, although the LORD had told them, “You must not do this.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They served idols, although the LORD had told them, "You must not do this."

American Standard Version
and they served idols, whereof Jehovah had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they worked for idols of which LORD JEHOVAH said to them: “You shall not do this thing”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they served the idols, of which the Lord said to them, Ye shall not do this thing against the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Even though the LORD had commanded the Israelites not to worship idols, they did it anyway.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they worshipped abominations, concerning which the Lord had commanded them that they should not do this thing.

English Revised Version
and they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

Good News Translation
and disobeyed the LORD's command not to worship idols.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They served idols, although the LORD had said, "Never do this."

International Standard Version
and they served idols, a practice that the LORD had warned them, "You are not to do this."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them: 'Ye shall not do this thing';

Literal Standard Version
and serve the idols, of which YHWH said to them, “You do not do this thing.”

NET Bible
They worshiped the disgusting idols in blatant disregard of the LORD's command.

New Heart English Bible
and they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, "You shall not do this thing."

World English Bible
and they served idols, of which Yahweh had said to them, "You shall not do this thing."

Young's Literal Translation
and serve the idols, of which Jehovah said to them, 'Ye do not do this thing;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
11They burned incense on all the high places like the nations that the LORD had driven out before them. They did wicked things, provoking the LORD to anger. 12They served idols, although the LORD had told them, “You shall not do this thing.” 13Yet through all His prophets and seers, the LORD warned Israel and Judah, saying, “Turn from your wicked ways and keep My commandments and statutes, according to the entire Law that I commanded your fathers and delivered to you through My servants the prophets.”…

Cross References
Exodus 20:4
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, on the earth below, or in the waters beneath.

1 Kings 21:26
He committed the most detestable acts by going after idols, just like the Amorites whom the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.)

2 Kings 17:11
They burned incense on all the high places like the nations that the LORD had driven out before them. They did wicked things, provoking the LORD to anger.


Treasury of Scripture

For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said to them, You shall not do this thing.

whereof

Exodus 20:3-5
Thou shalt have no other gods before me…

Exodus 34:14
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Leviticus 26:1
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

Ye shall not

Deuteronomy 4:15-19,23-25
Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: …

Deuteronomy 12:4
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.









(12) For they served idols.--Rather, and they served the dunglings; a term of contempt used in 1Kings 15:19; Deuteronomy 29:16, where see Note.

Verse 12. - For they served idols; rather, and they served idols. The sense flows on from ver. 7, each verso being joined to the preceding one by the van connective. Gillulim, the term translated "idols," is a word rarely used, except by Ezekiel, with whom it is common. "It contains," as Bahr says, "a subordinate contemptuous and abusive signification;" the primary meaning of galal being "dung," "ordure." Whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing (see Exodus 20:4, 5, 23; Deuteronomy 4:16-18, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They served
וַיַּֽעַבְד֖וּ (way·ya·‘aḇ·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

idols,
הַגִּלֻּלִ֑ים (hag·gil·lu·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1544: A log, an idol

although the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had told them,
אָמַ֤ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“You shall not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

do
תַעֲשׂ֖וּ (ṯa·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this.”
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that


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