2 Kings 17:32
New International Version
They worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed all sorts of their own people to officiate for them as priests in the shrines at the high places.

New Living Translation
These new residents worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests to offer sacrifices at their places of worship.

English Standard Version
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places.

Berean Study Bible
So the new residents worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed for themselves priests of all sorts to serve in the shrines of the high places.

King James Bible
So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

New King James Version
So they feared the LORD, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places.

New American Standard Bible
They also feared the LORD and appointed from their entire population priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.

NASB 1995
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.

NASB 1977
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.

Amplified Bible
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also made from their ranks priests for the high places, who were working for them at the shrines of the high places.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also appointed from their number priests to serve them in the shrines of the high places.

American Standard Version
So they feared Jehovah, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were worshiping LORD JEHOVAH and made some of them Priests of the high places for themselves, and they were serving them in a house of high places.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they feared the Lord, yet they established their abominations in the houses of the high places which they made in Samaria, each nation in the city in which they dwelt: and they feared the Lord, and they made for themselves priests of the high places, and sacrificed for themselves in the house of the high places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And nevertheless they worshipped the Lord. And they made to themselves, of the lowest of the people, priests of the high places, and they placed them in the temples of the high places.

English Revised Version
So they feared the LORD, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Good News Translation
These people also worshiped the LORD and chose from among their own number all sorts of people to serve as priests at the pagan places of worship and to offer sacrifices for them there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So while these people were worshiping the LORD, they also appointed all kinds of people to serve as priests for the shrines at their illegal places of worship.

International Standard Version
Because they feared the LORD, they also appointed from among themselves priests for the high places who acted on their behalf in the temples on the high places.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they feared the LORD, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Literal Standard Version
And they are fearing YHWH, and make for themselves from their extremities priests of high places, and they are working for them in the house of the high places.

NET Bible
At the same time they worshiped the LORD. They appointed some of their own people to serve as priests in the shrines on the high places.

New Heart English Bible
And they worshiped the LORD, yet they established their abominations in the houses of the high places which they made in Samaria, each nation in the city in which they dwelt. And they worshiped the LORD, yet appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

World English Bible
So they feared Yahweh, and made to them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Young's Literal Translation
And they are fearing Jehovah, and make to themselves from their extremities priests of high places, and they are acting for them in the house of the high places.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Cities Resettled by Foreigners
31the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech the gods of the Sepharvaim. 32So the new residents worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed for themselves priests of all sorts to serve in the shrines of the high places. 33They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods according to the customs of the nations from which they had been carried away.…

Cross References
1 Kings 12:31
Jeroboam also built shrines on the high places and appointed from every class of people priests who were not Levites.

2 Kings 17:25
Now when the settlers first lived there, they did not worship the LORD, so He sent lions among them, which killed some of them.

2 Kings 17:33
They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods according to the customs of the nations from which they had been carried away.

Ezra 4:2
they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of the families, saying, "Let us build with you because, like you, we seek your God and have been sacrificing to Him since the time of King Esar-haddon of Assyria, who brought us here."

Zephaniah 1:5
those who bow on the rooftops to worship the host of heaven, those who bow down and swear by the LORD but also swear by Milcom,


Treasury of Scripture

So they feared the LORD, and made to themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

made unto themselves

1 Kings 12:31
And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

1 Kings 13:33
After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

the houses

2 Kings 17:29
Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.

2 Kings 23:19
And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.

1 Kings 13:31
And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:









(32) They feared.--They were fearing. (See Note on 2Kings 17:25; 2Kings 17:28, supra.)

Of the lowest of them.--Rather, of all orders, or promiscuously. (Comp. 1Kings 12:31.) This is another indication that it was Jeroboam's mode of worship which was now restored.

Which sacrificed.--Heb., and they used to do. The verb do is used in the sense of sacra facere, just like the Greek - ?????? ?????? ??????.

Priests of the high places.--Rather, b?m?h-priests (omit the). Bamah-priests are opposed to the priests of Jehovah's Temple.

Verse 32. - So they feared the Lord - rather, and they (also) honored Jehovah; i.e. with their idolatrous worship they combined also the worship of Jehovah (comp. ver. 28) - and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places - i.e., followed the example of Jeroboam in taking for priests persons of all ranks, even the lowest (see the comment on 1 Kings 12:31) - which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places (comp. ver. 29).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So
וַיִּהְי֥וּ (way·yih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

[the new residents] worshiped
יְרֵאִ֖ים (yə·rê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

but they also appointed
וַיַּעֲשׂ֨וּ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for themselves
לָהֶ֤ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

priests
כֹּהֲנֵ֣י (kō·hă·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3548: Priest

of all sorts
מִקְצוֹתָם֙ (miq·ṣō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7098: A termination

to serve
עֹשִׂ֥ים (‘ō·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

in the shrines
בְּבֵ֥ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the high places.
בָמ֔וֹת (ḇā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1116: An elevation


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