2 Kings 17:33

33 They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.

2 Kings 17:33 in Other Translations

KJV
33 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
ESV
33 So they feared the LORD but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.
NLT
33 And though they worshiped the LORD, they continued to follow their own gods according to the religious customs of the nations from which they came.
MSG
33 They honored and worshiped God, but they also kept up their devotions to the old gods of the places they had come from.
CSB
33 They feared the Lord, but they also worshiped their own gods according to the custom of the nations where they had been deported from.

2 Kings 17:33 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 17:33

They feared the Lord, and served their own gods
Worshipped both:

after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence;
the Israelites, whom they had carried captive from Samaria; they worshipped the Lord in their idols, as they did, who pretended to worship God in the calves; so they worshipped the supreme God in and by their idols, and made use of them as mediators with him.

2 Kings 17:33 In-Context

31 the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelek and Anammelek, the gods of Sepharvaim.
32 They worshiped the LORD, but they also appointed all sorts of their own people to officiate for them as priests in the shrines at the high places.
33 They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.
34 To this day they persist in their former practices. They neither worship the LORD nor adhere to the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands that the LORD gave the descendants of Jacob, whom he named Israel.
35 When the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites, he commanded them: “Do not worship any other gods or bow down to them, serve them or sacrifice to them.