New American Standard Bible
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, only not as the kings of Israel who were before him.
King James Bible
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.
Darby Bible Translation
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, but not as the kings of Israel that had been 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, only, not as the kings of Israel who were before him;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
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"They feared the Lord, and served their own gods." --2 KINGS xvii. 24-34. And that is an old-world record, but it is quite a modern experience. The kinsmen of these ancient people are found in our own time. Men still fear one God and serve another. But something is vitally wrong when men can divorce their fear from their obedience. And the beginning of the wrong is in the fear itself. "Fear," as used in this passage, is a counterfeit coin, which does not ring true to the truth. It means only the …
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2 Kings 17:1
In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned nine years.
2 Kings 17:3
Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him, and Hoshea became his servant and paid him tribute.
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