New Living Translation
Instead, they turned away to serve and worship gods they had not known before, gods that were not from the LORD.
King James Bible
For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
Darby Bible Translation
and they went and served other gods, and bowed down to them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not assigned to them.
World English Bible
and went and served other gods, and worshiped them, gods that they didn't know, and that he had not given to them:
Young's Literal Translation
and they go and serve other gods, and bow themselves to them -- gods which they have not known, and which He hath not apportioned to them;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:26 Whom God had not given to them - For their worship, but hath divided them unto all nations, for their use and service. So he speaks here of the sun and moon and stars, which were the principal gods worshipped by the neighbouring nations.
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For the LORD will scatter you among all the nations from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship foreign gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods made of wood and stone!
"And the answer will be, 'This happened because the people of the land abandoned the covenant that the LORD, the God of their ancestors, made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
That is why the LORD's anger has burned against this land, bringing down on it every curse recorded in this book.
2 Kings 22:17
For my people have abandoned me and offered sacrifices to pagan gods, and I am very angry with them for everything they have done. My anger will burn against this place, and it will not be quenched.'
"Then you will give them the LORD's reply: 'It is because your ancestors were unfaithful to me. They worshiped other gods and served them. They abandoned me and did not obey my word.
They provoked my anger with all their wickedness. They burned incense and worshiped other gods--gods that neither they nor you nor any of your ancestors had ever even known.
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