Treasury of Scripture
They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.
2 Kings 17:41 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children...
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal...
Hosea 10:2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...
whom they carried, etc. or, who carried them away from thence. The new inhabitants of the land imitated the idolatrous Israelites, by associating their idols with jehovah, as the objects of worship. The remainder, however, of the verses seem to relate to the Israelites after they were carried captive. They still persevered in idolatry and disobedience; and not being purified, were left to be consumed in the furnace. it is said that the Israelites `did not fear the Lord,' yet the heathens, who followed their example, are said `to have feared the Lord.' The Israelites did not so much as fear the wrath of Almighty god; but, on the other hand, the poor pagans feared the power of his wrath, and to avert it paid some ignorant worship, according to the wretched instructions given them. as this was an external acknowledgement of his power and God-head, and a homage paid to him,he was pleased in consequence to withdraw his judgements from them.--SCOTT
Strong's ConcordanceThey feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
Topical BibleAccordance Carried Custom Customs Exile Feared Fearing Gods Honour Manner Nations Prisoners Removed Served Serving Thence Whence Worship
2 Kings Chapter 17 Verse 33
Alphabetical: accordance according also among and away been brought but carried custom customs exile feared from gods had in into LORD nations of own served the their They to which whom with worshiped
OT History: 2 Kings 17:33 They feared Yahweh and served their own (2Ki iiKi ii ki 2 kg 2kg)