Judges 2:19
New International Version
But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.

New Living Translation
But when the judge died, the people returned to their corrupt ways, behaving worse than those who had lived before them. They went after other gods, serving and worshiping them. And they refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.

English Standard Version
But whenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them. They did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.

Berean Study Bible
But when the judge died, the Israelites became even more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods to serve them and bow down to them. They would not give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.

New King James Version
And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they reverted and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, by following other gods, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not cease from their own doings nor from their stubborn way.

New American Standard Bible
But it came about, when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow down to them; they did not abandon their practices or their obstinate ways.

NASB 1995
But it came about when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow down to them; they did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.

NASB 1977
But it came about when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow down to them; they did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.

Amplified Bible
But when the judge died, they turned back and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, in following and serving other gods, and bowing down to them. They did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.

Christian Standard Bible
Whenever the judge died, the Israelites would act even more corruptly than their ancestors, following other gods to serve them and bow in worship to them. They did not turn from their evil practices or their obstinate ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whenever the judge died, the Israelites would act even more corruptly than their fathers, going after other gods to worship and bow down to them. They did not turn from their evil practices or their obstinate ways.

American Standard Version
But it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they turned back, and dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their doings, nor from their stubborn way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the Judges had died, they returned and they became more corrupt than their fathers to go after other gods to work for them and to worship them, and they did not diminish from their works and from their evil ways

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when the judge died, that they went back, and again corrupted themselves worse than their fathers to go after other gods to serve them an to worship them: they abandoned not their devices nor their stubborn ways.

Contemporary English Version
But afterwards, the Israelites would become even more sinful than their ancestors had been. The Israelites were stubborn--they simply would not stop worshiping other gods or following their teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But after the judge was dead, they returned, and did much worse things than their fathers had done, following strange gods, serving them and adoring them. They left not their own inventions, and the stubborn way, by which they were accustomed to walk.

English Revised Version
But it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they turned back, and dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their doings, nor from their stubborn way.

Good News Translation
But when the leader died, the people would return to the old ways and behave worse than the previous generation. They would serve and worship other gods, and stubbornly continue their own evil ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But after each judge died, the people went back to their old ways and acted more corruptly than their parents. They followed, served, and worshiped other gods. They never gave up their evil practices and stubborn ways.

International Standard Version
However, after the leader had died, they would relapse to a condition more corrupt than their ancestors, following other gods, serving them, and worshiping them. They would not abandon their activities or their obstinate lifestyles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they turned back, and dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to worship them; they left nothing undone of their practices, nor of their stubborn way.

Literal Standard Version
And it has come to pass, when the judge dies—they turn back and have done corruptly above their fathers, to go after other gods, to serve them, and to bow themselves to them; they have not fallen from their doings, and from their stiff way.

NET Bible
When a leader died, the next generation would again act more wickedly than the previous one. They would follow after other gods, worshiping them and bowing down to them. They did not give up their practices or their stubborn ways.

New Heart English Bible
But it happened, when the judge was dead, that they turned back, and dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down to them; they did not cease from their doings, and they did not turn aside from their stubborn way.

World English Bible
But it happened, when the judge was dead, that they turned back, and dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down to them; they didn't cease from their doings, nor from their stubborn way.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, at the death of the judge -- they turn back and have done corruptly above their fathers, to go after other gods, to serve them, and to bow themselves to them; they have not fallen from their doings, and from their stiff way.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judges Raised Up
18Whenever the LORD raised up a judge for the Israelites, He was with that judge and saved them from the hands of their enemies while the judge was still alive; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning under those who oppressed them and afflicted them. 19But when the judge died, the Israelites became even more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods to serve them and bow down to them. They would not give up their evil practices and stubborn ways. 20So the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed the covenant I laid down for their fathers and has not heeded My voice,…

Cross References
Genesis 6:11
Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and full of violence.

Deuteronomy 31:29
For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt and turn from the path I have commanded you. And in the days to come, disaster will befall you because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger by the work of your hands."

Judges 2:18
Whenever the LORD raised up a judge for the Israelites, He was with that judge and saved them from the hands of their enemies while the judge was still alive; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning under those who oppressed them and afflicted them.

Judges 2:20
So the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He said, "Because this nation has transgressed the covenant I laid down for their fathers and has not heeded My voice,

Judges 4:1
After Ehud died, the Israelites again did evil in the sight of the LORD.

Psalm 78:8
Then they will not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose heart was not loyal, whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Ezekiel 20:30
Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: Will you defile yourselves the way your fathers did, prostituting yourselves with their abominations?


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down to them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.

when the

Judges 2:7
And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.

Judges 3:11,12
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died…

Judges 4:1
And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, when Ehud was dead.

corrupted or were corrupt.

Jeremiah 16:12
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Matthew 23:32
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

ceased not from.

1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Psalm 78:8
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Jeremiah 3:17
At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.









(19) They ceased not from their own doings.--Literally, as in the margin, "they let nothing fall of their deeds."

Stubborn.--They are called "stiff-necked" in Exodus 32:9; Deuteronomy 10:16; Acts 7:51. The prophets and sacred writers are always careful to impress upon the Jews that they are chosen by God's free grace to work out His purpose, and that their selection for this service was in no sense due to any merits of their own (Isaiah 65:2; Psalm 81:11-12; Matthew 23:37; Acts 7:51). It is to be noted that in the Bible there is none of the extravagant national self-satisfaction which defaces so much of the Talmud. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But when
וְהָיָ֣ה ׀ (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the judge
הַשּׁוֹפֵ֗ט (haš·šō·w·p̄êṭ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

died,
בְּמ֣וֹת (bə·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

the Israelites became even more corrupt
וְהִשְׁחִ֣יתוּ (wə·hiš·ḥî·ṯū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

than their fathers,
מֵֽאֲבוֹתָ֔ם (mê·’ă·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

going
לָלֶ֗כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

after
אַֽחֲרֵי֙ (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

other
אֲחֵרִ֔ים (’ă·ḥê·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

gods
אֱלֹהִ֣ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

to serve them
לְעָבְדָ֖ם (lə·‘ā·ḇə·ḏām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

and bow down
וּלְהִשְׁתַּחֲוֺ֣ת (ū·lə·hiš·ta·ḥă·wōṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate

to them.
לָהֶ֑ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

They would not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

turn
הִפִּ֙ילוּ֙ (hip·pî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

from their evil practices
מִמַּ֣עַלְלֵיהֶ֔ם (mim·ma·‘al·lê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4611: A deed, practice

and stubborn
הַקָּשָֽׁה׃ (haq·qā·šāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7186: Hard, severe

ways.
וּמִדַּרְכָּ֖ם (ū·mid·dar·kām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action


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