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2 Kings 17:28

    2 Kings 17:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelled in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So one of the priests whom they had taken away as a prisoner from Samaria came back, and, living in Beth-el, became their teacher in the worship of the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and lived in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 17:28

    The priest sent to the colonists was not a true Yahweh-priest, but one of those who had been attached to the calf-worship, probably at Bethel. Hence, he would be willing to tolerate the mixed religion, which a true Yahweh-priest would have unsparingly condemned.