2 Kings 17:40

40 They would not listen, however, but persisted in their former practices.

Read 2 Kings 17:40 Using Other Translations

Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.
However, they would not listen, but they did according to their former manner.
But the people would not listen and continued to follow their former practices.

What does 2 Kings 17:40 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 17:40

Howbeit, they did not hearken, but did after their former
manner.
] They did not repent of their idolatries, but persisted in them, and even when they were in captivity in Assyria, or such of them as were left in the land.

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