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2 Kings 17:33

    2 Kings 17:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They gave worship to the Lord, but they gave honour to their gods like the nations did from whom they had been taken as prisoners.

    Webster's Revision

    They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

    World English Bible

    They feared Yahweh, and served their own gods, after the ways of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 17:33

    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 17:33

    They feared the Lord, and served their own gods - They did not relinquish their own idolatry but incorporated the worship of the true God with that of their idols. They were afraid of Jehovah, who had sent lions among them; and therefore they offered him a sort of worship that he might not thus afflict them: but they served other gods, devoted themselves affectionately to them, because their worship was such as gratified their grossest passions, and most sinful propensities.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 17:33

    Understand the passage thus: "They (the colonists) served their own gods after the manner of the nations from which they (the government) removed them," i. e., after the manner of their own countrymen at home.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 17:33

    17:33 They feared - They worshipped God externally in that way which the Israelites used. But every nation made gods of their own besides.