Read 2 Kings 17:14 Using Other Translations
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.
But they would not listen, but were stubborn, as their fathers had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
But the Israelites would not listen. They were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to believe in the LORD their God.