2 KINGS 17:36



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“But the Lord, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.”

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2 Kings 17:36 Translation & Meaning

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But כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed But
the Lord, יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
who אֲשֶׁר֩ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc who
brought you up הֶֽעֱלָ֨ה To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative brought up
out of the land מֵאֶ֧רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) out land
of Egypt מִצְרַ֛יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
with great גָּד֛וֹל Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
power בְּכֹ֧חַ Vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard power
and a stretched out נְטוּיָ֖ה To stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows) stretched out
arm, וּבִזְר֥וֹעַ The arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively, force arm
him shall ye fear, תִירָ֑אוּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
and him shall ye worship, תִֽשְׁתַּחֲו֖וּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) worship
and to him shall ye do sacrifice. תִזְבָּֽחוּ׃ To slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice) do sacrifice

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  • 34  Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the Lord, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;

  • 35  With whom the Lord had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them:

  • 36  But the Lord, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.

  • 37  And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.

  • 38  And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.


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