2 Kings 17:33
New International Version
They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.

New Living Translation
And though they worshiped the LORD, they continued to follow their own gods according to the religious customs of the nations from which they came.

English Standard Version
So they feared the LORD but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.

New King James Version
They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods—according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away.

New American Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, yet they were serving their own gods in accordance with the custom of the nations from among whom they had been taken into exile.

NASB 1995
They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.

NASB 1977
They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.

Amplified Bible
They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods, following the custom of the nations from among whom they had been sent into exile.

Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also worshiped their own gods according to the practice of the nations from which they had been deported.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They feared the LORD, but they also worshiped their own gods according to the custom of the nations where they had been deported from.

American Standard Version
They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were worshiping LORD JEHOVAH and they were working for their gods, according to the custom of the Gentiles, and they led the children of Israel captive from their land until today

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they feared the Lord, and served their gods according to the manner of the nations, whence their lords brought them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they worshipped the Lord, they served also their own gods according to the custom of the nations out of which they were brought to Samaria:

English Revised Version
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Good News Translation
So they worshiped the LORD, but they also worshiped their own gods according to the customs of the countries from which they had come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They worshiped the LORD but also served their own gods according to the customs of the nations from which they had come.

International Standard Version
While they continued to fear the LORD, they served their own gods, following the custom of the nations whom they had carried away from there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Literal Standard Version
They are fearing YHWH, and they are serving their gods, according to the custom of the nations from where they removed them.

NET Bible
They were worshiping the LORD and at the same time serving their own gods in accordance with the practices of the nations from which they had been deported.

New Heart English Bible
And they worshiped the LORD, yet served their own gods, after the ways of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

World English Bible
They feared Yahweh, and served their own gods, after the ways of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah they are fearing, and their gods they are serving, according to the custom of the nations whence they removed them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Cities Resettled by Foreigners
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. 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. 34To this day they are still practicing their former customs. None of them worship the LORD or observe the statutes, ordinances, laws, and commandments that the LORD gave the descendants of Jacob, whom He named Israel.…

Cross References
2 Kings 17:32
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.

2 Kings 17:34
To this day they are still practicing their former customs. None of them worship the LORD or observe the statutes, ordinances, laws, and commandments that the LORD gave the descendants of Jacob, whom He named Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.

They feared

2 Kings 17:41
So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.

1 Kings 18:21
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Hosea 10:2
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

whom they carried, etc.









(33) They feared . . . gods.--Literally, Jehovah were they fearing, and their own gods were they serving. The verse recapitulates 28-32.

Whom they carried away from thence.--Rather, whence they had been carried away. Literally, whence men carried them away. The meaning is: according to the customs of the cities from which Sargon had deported them.

Verse 33. - They feared the Lord, and served their own gods. This syncretism, this mixed religion, is so surprising to the writer, and so abhorrent to his religious sentiments, that he cannot but dwell upon it, not shrinking from repeating himself (see vers. 32, 33, 41), in order to arrest the reader's attention, and point out to him the folly and absurdity of such conduct. The practice was still going on in his own day (vers. 34, 41), and may have had attractions for the descendants of the small Israelite population which had been left in the land. After the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence; rather, after the manner of the nations from whom they (i.e. the authorities) carried them away; i.e. after the manner of their countrymen at home. The translation of the Revised Version gives the sense, while changing the construction - "after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They worshiped
יְרֵאִ֑ים (yə·rê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

but they also served
עֹֽבְדִ֔ים (‘ō·ḇə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

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

according to the customs
כְּמִשְׁפַּט֙ (kə·miš·paṭ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

of the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

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

they had been carried away.
הִגְל֥וּ (hiḡ·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal


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