2 Kings 17:14
New International Version
But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the LORD their God.

New Living Translation
But the Israelites would not listen. They were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to believe in the LORD their God.

English Standard Version
But they would not listen, but were stubborn, as their fathers had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

Berean Study Bible
But they would not listen, and they stiffened their necks like their fathers, who did not believe the LORD their God.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

New King James Version
Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

New American Standard Bible
However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

NASB 1995
However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

NASB 1977
However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

Amplified Bible
However they did not listen, but stiffened their necks as did their fathers who did not believe (trust in, rely on, remain steadfast to) the LORD their God.

Christian Standard Bible
But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like their ancestors who did not believe the LORD their God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like their ancestors who did not believe the LORD their God.

American Standard Version
Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in Jehovah their God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they did not listen, and they hardened their necks more than the necks of their fathers, and they did not believe in LORD JEHOVAH their God

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they hearkened not, and made their neck harder than the neck of their fathers.

Contemporary English Version
But the Israelites would not listen; they were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to worship the LORD their God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord their God.

English Revised Version
Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in the LORD their God.

Good News Translation
But they would not obey; they were stubborn like their ancestors, who had not trusted in the LORD their God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they refused to listen. They became as impossible to deal with as their ancestors who refused to trust the LORD their God.

International Standard Version
But they would not listen. Instead, they were stubborn, just like their ancestors had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in the LORD their God;

Literal Standard Version
and they have not listened, and harden their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who did not remain steadfast in their God YHWH,

NET Bible
But they did not pay attention and were as stubborn as their ancestors, who had not trusted the LORD their God.

New Heart English Bible
Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

World English Bible
Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who didn't believe in Yahweh their God.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have not hearkened, and harden their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who did not remain stedfast in Jehovah their God,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
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.” 14But they would not listen, and they stiffened their necks like their fathers, who did not believe the LORD their God. 15They rejected His statutes and the covenant He had made with their fathers, as well as the decrees He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and themselves became worthless, going after the surrounding nations that the LORD had commanded them not to imitate.…

Cross References
Acts 7:51
You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did.

Exodus 16:28
Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep My commandments and instructions?

Exodus 32:9
The LORD also said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

Exodus 33:3
Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people; otherwise, I might destroy you on the way."

Deuteronomy 9:13
The LORD also said to me, "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

Psalm 78:8
Then they will not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose heart was not loyal, whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Jeremiah 34:14
Every seventh year, each of you must free his Hebrew brother who has sold himself to you. He may serve you six years, but then you must let him go free. But your fathers did not listen or incline their ear.


Treasury of Scripture

Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

but hardened

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

2 Chronicles 36:13
And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.

Proverbs 29:1
He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

did not believe

Deuteronomy 1:32
Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,

Psalm 78:22,32
Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation: …

Psalm 106:24
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:









(14) Notwithstanding . . . hear.--Rather, and they hearkened not.

Necks.--Heb., neck. (Comp. Deuteronomy 10:16; Jeremiah 17:23; 2Chronicles 36:13.)

Like to the neck.--LXX. and Syriac, more than the neck. One letter different in the Hebrew.

Did not believe in the Lord their God.--The reference is not to intellectual but to moral unbelief, evincing itself as disobedience. Vulg., "qui volerunt obediren." They did not render the obedience of faith. (Comp. the use of ??????? ? in the Greek Testament.)

Verse 14. - Notwithstanding they would not hear; rather, and they would not hear. The construction still runs on without any change (see the comment on vers. 7 and 12). But hardened their necks. (On the origin of the phrase, see 'Homiletic Commentary' on Exodus 32:9.) The obstinate perversity of the Israelites, which the phrase expresses, is noted through the entire history (see Exodus 33:3, 5; Exodus 34:9; Deuteronomy 9:6, 13; Psalm 75:5; 2 Chronicles 30:8; 2 Chronicles 36:13; Nehemiah 9:16, 17, 29; Jeremiah 7:26; Jeremiah 17:23; Acts 7:51, etc.). Like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the Lord their God. The reference is especially to the many passages in the Pentateuch where the Israelites are called "a stiff-necked people" (see, besides those already quoted, Deuteronomy 31:27).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But they would not
וְלֹ֖א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

listen,
שָׁמֵ֑עוּ (šā·mê·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

and they stiffened
וַיַּקְשׁ֤וּ (way·yaq·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7185: To be hard, severe or fierce

their necks
עָרְפָּם֙ (‘ā·rə·pām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6203: The nape, back of the neck, the back

like their fathers,
אֲבוֹתָ֔ם (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

who
אֲשֶׁר֙ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

believe
הֶאֱמִ֔ינוּ (he·’ĕ·mî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

the LORD
בַּֽיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

their God.
אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ĕ·lō·hê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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