2 Kings 17:15 KJV (With Strong’s)

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And they rejected
ma'ac (Hebrew #3988)
to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear
KJV usage: abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, X utterly, vile person.
Pronounce: maw-as'
Origin: a primitive root
d his statutes
choq (Hebrew #2706)
an enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage)
KJV usage: appointed, bound, commandment, convenient, custom, decree(-d), due, law, measure, X necessary, ordinance(- nary), portion, set time, statute, task.
Pronounce: khoke
Origin: from 2710
, and his covenant
briyth (Hebrew #1285)
a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh)
KJV usage: confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), covenant, league.
Pronounce: ber-eeth'
Origin: from 1262 (in the sense of cutting (like 1254))
e that he made
karath (Hebrew #3772)
to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e. make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces)
KJV usage: be chewed, be con-(feder-)ate, covenant, cut (down, off), destroy, fail, feller, be freed, hew (down), make a league ((covenant)), X lose, perish, X utterly, X want.
Pronounce: kaw-rath'
Origin: a primitive root
with their fathers
'ab (Hebrew #1)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application)
KJV usage: chief, (fore-)father(-less), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in "Abi-".
Pronounce: awb
Origin: a primitive word
, and his testimonies
`eduwth (Hebrew #5715)
testimony
KJV usage: testimony, witness.
Pronounce: ay-dooth'
Origin: feminine of 5707
f which he testified
`uwd (Hebrew #5749)
to duplicate or repeat; by implication, to protest, testify (as by reiteration); intensively, to encompass, restore (as a sort of reduplication)
KJV usage: admonish, charge, earnestly, lift up, protest, call (take) to record, relieve, rob, solemnly, stand upright, testify, give warning, (bear, call to, give, take to) witness.
Pronounce: ood
Origin: a primitive root
against them; and they followed
'achar (Hebrew #310)
properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
KJV usage: after (that, -ward), again, at, away from, back (from, -side), behind, beside, by, follow (after, -ing), forasmuch, from, hereafter, hinder end, + out (over) live, + persecute, posterity, pursuing, remnant, seeing, since, thence(-forth), when, with.
Pronounce: akh-ar'
Origin: from 309
yalak (Hebrew #3212)
to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively, to carry (in various senses)
KJV usage: X again, away, bear, bring, carry (away), come (away), depart, flow, + follow(-ing), get (away, hence, him), (cause to, made) go (away, -ing, -ne, one's way, out), grow, lead (forth), let down, march, prosper, + pursue, cause to run, spread, take away ((-journey)), vanish, (cause to) walk(-ing), wax, X be weak.
Pronounce: yaw-lak'
Origin: a primitive root (compare 1980)
vanity
hebel (Hebrew #1892)
from 1891; emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb
KJV usage: X altogether, vain, vanity.
Pronounce: heh'bel
Origin: or (rarely in the abs.) habel {hab-ale'}
h, and became vain
habal (Hebrew #1891)
to be vain in act, word, or expectation; specifically to lead astray
KJV usage: be (become, make) vain.
Pronounce: haw-bal'
Origin: a primitive root
i, and went after
'achar (Hebrew #310)
properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
KJV usage: after (that, -ward), again, at, away from, back (from, -side), behind, beside, by, follow (after, -ing), forasmuch, from, hereafter, hinder end, + out (over) live, + persecute, posterity, pursuing, remnant, seeing, since, thence(-forth), when, with.
Pronounce: akh-ar'
Origin: from 309
the heathen
gowy (Hebrew #1471)
apparently from the same root as 1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts
KJV usage: Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
Pronounce: go'-ee
Origin: rarely (shortened) goy {go'-ee}
that were round about
cabiyb (Hebrew #5439)
from 5437; (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around
KJV usage: (place, round) about, circuit, compass, on every side.
Pronounce: saw-beeb'
Origin: or (feminine) cbiybah {seb-ee-baw'}
them, concerning whom the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
had charged
tsavah (Hebrew #6680)
(intensively) to constitute, enjoin
KJV usage: appoint, (for-)bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
Pronounce: tsaw-vaw'
Origin: a primitive root
l them, that they should not do
`asah (Hebrew #6213)
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows)
KJV usage: accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ((a feast)), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be (warr-)ior, work(-man), yield, use.
Pronounce: aw-saw'
Origin: a primitive root
like them.

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they rejected.
his covenant.
Ex. 24:6‑8• 6And Moses took half the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7And he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the ears of the people; and they said, All that Jehovah has said will we do, and obey!
8And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant that Jehovah has made with you concerning all these words.
(Ex. 24:6‑8)
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Deut. 29:10‑15,25‑26• 10Ye stand this day all of you before Jehovah your God: your chiefs of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel,
11your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, as well the hewer of thy wood as the drawer of thy water;
12that thou mayest enter into the covenant of Jehovah thy God, and into his oath, which Jehovah thy God maketh with thee this day;
13that he may establish thee this day for a people unto himself, and that he may be to thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
14Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath,
15but with him that standeth here with us this day before Jehovah our God, and with him that is not here with us this day
25And men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Jehovah the God of their fathers, which he had made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt;
26and they went and served other gods, and bowed down to them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not assigned to them.
(Deut. 29:10‑15,25‑26)
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Jer. 31:32• 32not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day of my taking them by the hand, to lead them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah. (Jer. 31:32)
testimonies.
Deut. 6:17‑18• 17Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
18And thou shalt do what is right and good in the sight of Jehovah, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest enter in and possess the good land which Jehovah swore unto thy fathers,
(Deut. 6:17‑18)
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2 Chron. 36:15‑16• 15And Jehovah the God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending; because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling-place.
16But they mocked at the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the fury of Jehovah rose against his people, and there was no remedy.
(2 Chron. 36:15‑16)
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Neh. 9:26,29‑30• 26But they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.
29And thou testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law; but they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thine ordinances (which if a man do, he shall live in them); and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
30And many years didst thou forbear with them, and testifiedst against them by thy Spirit through thy prophets; but they would not give ear: and thou gavest them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.
(Neh. 9:26,29‑30)
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Jer. 44:4,23• 4And I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing which I hate!
23Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened unto the voice of Jehovah, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil hath come upon you, as at this day.
(Jer. 44:4,23)
vanity.
became vain.
concerning whom.

J. N. Darby Translation

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And they rejected his statutesb, and his covenant which he had made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he had testified unto them; and they followed vanity and became vainc, and went after the nations that were round about them, concerning whom Jehovah had charged them that they should not do like them.

JND Translation Notes

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b
As ver. 37 and Ex. 12.24.
c
Or "vanity."