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2 Kings 17:2

    2 Kings 17:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, though not like the kings of Israel before him.

    Webster's Revision

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

    World English Bible

    He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, yet not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 17:2

    Not as the kings of Israel that were before him - The repentance of a nation like that of an individual, may be "too late." God is long-suffering; but after national sins have reached a certain height, after admonitions and warnings have been repeatedly rejected, after lesser punishments have failed - judgment begins to fall. Forces have been set in motion, which nothing but a miracle could stop; and God does not see fit to work a miracle in such a case. Compare Butler, 'Analogy, ' Pt. 1 Chronicles 2 end.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 17:2

    17:2 But not, and c. - For he neither worshipped Baal, as many of his predecessors did; nor compelled the people to worship the calves; (one of them, that of Dan, being destroyed, or carried away before, as the Hebrew writers affirm;) nor, as some add, hindered those by force, who were minded to go to Jerusalem to worship. And yet, the measure of the Israelites sins, being now full, vengeance comes upon them without remedy.