2 Kings 17:12

12 They worshiped idols, though the LORD had said, “You shall not do this.”a

Read 2 Kings 17:12 Using Other Translations

For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
and they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, "You shall not do this."
Yes, they worshiped idols, despite the LORD ’s specific and repeated warnings.

What does 2 Kings 17:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 17:12

For they served idols
Baalim, as the Targum; dunghill gods, as the word signifies, as they are often called in Scripture; and Sterculius was one of the names of Saturn, an Heathen deity, which he had, as is supposed, by his finding out the method of making land fruitful with dung F9:

whereof the Lord said unto them, ye shall not do this thing;
see ( Exodus 20:3-5 Exodus 20:23 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Vid. Macrob. l. 1. c. 7. Lactant. de fals. Relig. l. 1. c. 20.
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