2 Kings 17:2
New International Version
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.

New Living Translation
He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, but not to the same extent as the kings of Israel who ruled before him.

English Standard Version
And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

Berean Study Bible
And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.

New American Standard Bible
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, only not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

King James Bible
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

Christian Standard Bible
He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.

Contemporary English Version
Hoshea disobeyed the LORD and sinned, but not as much as the earlier Israelite kings had done.

Good News Translation
He sinned against the LORD, but not as much as the kings who had ruled Israel before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.

International Standard Version
He practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, though not like the kings of Israel who had preceded him.

NET Bible
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not to the same degree as the Israelite kings who preceded him.

New Heart English Bible
He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did what the LORD considered evil, but he didn't do what the kings of Israel before him had done.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

New American Standard 1977
And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, only not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

American King James Version
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

American Standard Version
And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he did evil in the eyes of the Lord, only not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he did evil before the Lord: but not as the kings of Israel that had been before him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, but not as the kings of Israel that had been before him.

English Revised Version
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

World English Bible
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, only, not as the kings of Israel who were before him;
Study Bible
Hoshea the Last King of Israel
1In the twelfth year of the reign of Ahaz over Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria nine years. 2And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him. 3Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked him, and Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute.…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:1
In the twelfth year of the reign of Ahaz over Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria nine years.

2 Kings 17:3
Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked him, and Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute.

Treasury of Scripture

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

but not as the kings

2 Kings 3:2
And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.

2 Kings 10:31
But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.

2 Kings 13:2,11
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom…







Lexicon
And he did
וַיַּ֥עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

evil
הָרַ֖ע (hā·ra‘)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

in the sight
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

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

but
רַ֗ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

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

like the kings
כְּמַלְכֵ֣י (kə·mal·ḵê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

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

preceded
הָי֖וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

him.
לְפָנָֽיו׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(2) But not as the kings of Israel that were before him.--The preceding phrase is used of all the northern kings but Shallum, who only reigned a month, and had no time for the display of his religious policy. We can hardly assume that Hoshea abandoned the calf-worship of Bethel, but he may have discountenanced the cultus of the Baals and Asheras. The Seder Olam states that Hoshea did not replace the calf of Bethel, which, it assumes, had been carried off by the Assyrians in accordance with the prophecy of Hosea (Hosea 10:5). We may remember that the last sovereigns of falling monarchies have not always been the worst of their line--e.g., Charles I. or Louis XVI.

Verse 2. - And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him. Hoshea's general attitude towards Jehovah was much the same as that of former kings of Israel. De maintained the calf-worship, leant upon "arms of flesh," and turned a deaf ear to the teaching of the prophets e.g, Hoshea and Micah, who addressed their warnings to him. But he was not guilty of any special wickedness - he set up no new idolatry; he seems to have allowed his subjects, if they pleased, to attend the festival worship at Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 30:11, 18). The rabbis add that when the golden calf of Bethel had been carried off by the Assyrians in one of their incursions, he did not replace it ('Seder Olam,' 2 Kings 22.); but it is not at all clear that the image was carried away until Hoshea's reign was over (see Dr. Pusey's comment on Barnes' NotesHosea 10:6 in his ' Minor Prophets,' p. 64). 17:1-6 When the measure of sin is filled up, the Lord will forbear no longer. The inhabitants of Samaria must have endured great affliction. Some of the poor Israelites were left in the land. Those who were carried captives to a great distance, were mostly lost among the nations.
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