13 Still, the Lord warned(A) Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep My commands and statutes according to all the law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through My servants the prophets.”(B)

14 But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like[a] their ancestors who did not believe the Lord their God.(C) 15 They rejected His statutes and His covenant He had made with their ancestors(D) and the decrees He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and became worthless themselves,(E) following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 17:14 Lit they stiffened their neck like the neck of

12 because they did not listen to the voice of the Lord their God but violated His covenant—all He had commanded Moses the servant of the Lord. They did not listen, and they did not obey.(A)

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