2 Kings 17:40
New International Version
They would not listen, however, but persisted in their former practices.

New Living Translation
But the people would not listen and continued to follow their former practices.

English Standard Version
However, they would not listen, but they did according to their former manner.

Berean Study Bible
But they would not listen, and they persisted in their former customs.

King James Bible
Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.

New King James Version
However they did not obey, but they followed their former rituals.

New American Standard Bible
However, they did not listen, but they kept acting in accordance with their earlier custom.

NASB 1995
However, they did not listen, but they did according to their earlier custom.

NASB 1977
However, they did not listen, but they did according to their earlier custom.

Amplified Bible
However, they did not listen, but they acted in accordance with their former custom.

Christian Standard Bible
However, these nations would not listen but continued observing their former practices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, they would not listen but continued practicing their former customs.

American Standard Version
Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they did not listen, but they were doing according to their former custom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither shall ye comply with their practice, which they follow.

Contemporary English Version
But the people living in Israel ignored that command and kept on following their old customs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they did not hearken, but did according to their old custom.

English Revised Version
Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.

Good News Translation
But those people would not listen, and they continued to follow their old customs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of Israel had refused to listen and made up their own rules, as they had done from the beginning.

International Standard Version
But they wouldn't listen. Instead, they did what they had been doing before.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.

Literal Standard Version
and they have not listened, but they are doing according to their former custom,

NET Bible
But they pay no attention; instead they observe their earlier practices.

New Heart English Bible
However they did not listen, but they did what they did before.

World English Bible
However they did not listen, but they did what they did before.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have not hearkened, but according to their former custom they are doing,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Cities Resettled by Foreigners
39but worship the LORD your God, and He will deliver you from the hands of all your enemies.” 40But they would not listen, and they persisted in their former customs. 41So these nations worshiped the LORD but also served their idols, and to this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their fathers did.…

Cross References
2 Kings 17:39
but worship the LORD your God, and He will deliver you from the hands of all your enemies."

2 Kings 17:41
So these nations worshiped the LORD but also served their idols, and to this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their fathers did.


Treasury of Scripture

However, they did not listen, but they did after their former manner.

they did not

Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

but they did

2 Kings 17:8,12,34
And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made…

Deuteronomy 4:28
And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.









(40) They--i.e., the Ephraimites.

Did.--Continued doing.

After their former manner--i.e., they clung to the old-established cultus of the calves.

Verse 40. - Howbeit they did not hearken. The mixed race, with their mixed religion, though professing to be worshippers of Jehovah, paid no attention to the warnings and threatenings of the Law (ver. 34), which were to them a dead letter. But they did after their former manner; i.e. they continued to maintain the syncretism described in vers. 28-33.

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
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they persisted in
עֹשִֽׂים׃ (‘ō·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

their former
הָֽרִאשׁ֖וֹן (hā·ri·šō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank

customs.
כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֥ם (kə·miš·pā·ṭām)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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