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2 Kings 17:14

    2 Kings 17:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in Jehovah their God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they did not give ear, but became stiff-necked, like their fathers who had no faith in the Lord their God.

    Webster's Revision

    Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in Jehovah their God.

    World English Bible

    Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who didn't believe in Yahweh their God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in the LORD their God.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 17:14

    To "harden" or "stiffen the neck" is a common Hebrew expression significative of unbending obstinacy and determined self-will. See the marginal references.