New American Standard Bible
They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.
King James Bible
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
Darby Bible Translation
They feared Jehovah, and served their own gods after the manner of the nations, whence 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.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah they are fearing, and their gods they are serving, according to the custom of the nations whence they removed them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
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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 17:32
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.
2 Kings 17:34
To this day they do according to the earlier customs: they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances or the law, or the commandments which the LORD commanded the sons of Jacob, whom He named Israel;
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