2 Kings 17:13
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English Standard Version
Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the Law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”

King James Bible
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

American Standard Version
Yet Jehovah testified unto Israel, and unto Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord testified to them in Israel and in Juda by the hand of all the prophets and seers, saying: Return from your wicked ways, and keep my precepts, and ceremonies, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers: and as I have sent to you in the hand of my servants the prophets.

English Revised Version
Yet the LORD testified unto Israel, and unto Judah, by the hand of every prophet, and of every seer, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by the hand of my servants the prophets.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

2 Kings 17:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The causes which occasioned this catastrophe. - To the account of the destruction of the kingdom of the ten tribes, and of the transportation of its inhabitants into exile in Assyria, the prophetic historian appends a review of the causes which led to this termination of the greater portion of the covenant-nation, and finds them in the obstinate apostasy of Israel from the Lord its God, and in its incorrigible adherence to idolatry. 2 Kings 17:7. כּי ויהי, "and it came to pass when" (not because, or that): compare Genesis 6:1; Genesis 26:8; Genesis 27:1; Genesis 44:24; Exodus 1:21; Judges 1:28; Judges 6:7, etc. The apodosis does not follow till 2 Kings 17:18, as 2 Kings 17:7-17 simply contain a further explanation of Israel's sin. To show the magnitude of the sin, the writer recalls to mind the great benefit conferred in the redemption from Egypt, whereby the Lord had laid His people under strong obligation to adhere faithfully to Him. The words refer to the first commandment (Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 5:6-7). It is from this that the "fearing of other gods" is taken, whereas פּרעה יד מתּחת recall Exodus 18:10.

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testified

Deuteronomy 8:19 And it shall be, if you do at all forget the LORD your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them...

Deuteronomy 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness...

Nehemiah 9:29,30 And testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law: yet they dealt proudly, and listened not to your commandments...

Psalm 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.

Psalm 81:8,9 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me...

Jeremiah 42:19 The LORD has said concerning you, O you remnant of Judah; Go you not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

and against

2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending...

Jeremiah 3:8-11 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce...

Hosea 4:15 Though you, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not you to Gilgal, neither go you up to Bethaven, nor swear...

all [heb] the hand of all

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day...

Joshua 23:16 When you have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods...

Judges 6:10 And I said to you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell...

Judges 10:11-14 And the LORD said to the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites...

1 Samuel 12:7-15 Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD...

Isaiah 1:5-15,21-24 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint...

Jeremiah 5:29-31 Shall I not visit for these things? said the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this...

Zechariah 1:3-6 Therefore say you to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Turn you to me, said the LORD of hosts, and I will turn to you...

seers

1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spoke, Come, and let us go to the seer...

1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer...

Turn ye

Isaiah 1:16-20 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil...

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Jeremiah 7:3-7 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place...

Jeremiah 18:11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; Behold...

Jeremiah 25:4,5 And the LORD has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but you have not listened...

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying...

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit...

Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward...

keep

Jeremiah 7:22,23 For I spoke not to your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt...

Jeremiah 26:4-6 And you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you...

Cross References
1 Samuel 9:9
(Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he said, "Come, let us go to the seer," for today's "prophet" was formerly called a seer.)

2 Kings 17:23
until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had spoken by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was exiled from their own land to Assyria until this day.

Nehemiah 9:29
And you warned them in order to turn them back to your law. Yet they acted presumptuously and did not obey your commandments, but sinned against your rules, which if a person does them, he shall live by them, and they turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened their neck and would not obey.

Nehemiah 9:30
Many years you bore with them and warned them by your Spirit through your prophets. Yet they would not give ear. Therefore you gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.

Job 36:10
He opens their ears to instruction and commands that they return from iniquity.

Jeremiah 3:7
And I thought, 'After she has done all this she will return to me,' but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

Jeremiah 7:3
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.

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