2 Kings 17:14

“Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Notwithstanding, they would not heare, but hardened their neckes, like to the necke of their fathers, that did not beleeue in the Lord their God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in Jehovah their God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they did not give ear, but became stiff-necked, like their fathers who had no faith in the Lord their God.
- Basic English Bible

But they would not hear, and hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, who did not believe in Jehovah their God.
- Darby Bible

Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
- Webster's Bible

Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who didn't believe in Yahweh their God.
- World English Bible

and they have not hearkened, and harden their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who did not remain stedfast in Jehovah their God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their neck, like to the neck of their fathers, who believed not in the LORD their God;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 17:14


17:14 Hardened, &c. - Refused to submit their neck to the yoke of God's precepts. A metaphor from stubborn oxen, that will not bow to the yoke.


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