17 Yet they did not listen to their judges, for (A)they whored after other gods and bowed down to them. (B)They soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the Lord, and they did not do so.

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19 But (A)whenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them. They did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.

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(A)You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am (B)a jealous God, (C)visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

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