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2 Kings 16:3

He followed the ways of the kings of Israelg and even sacrificed his sonh in the fire, engaging in the detestablei practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.

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2 Kings 16:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Instead, he followed the example of the kings of Israel, even sacrificing his own son in the fire. In this way, he followed the detestable practices of the pagan nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.

2 Kings 16:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out from before the children of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Ahaz did the same things the kings of Israel had done. He even made his son pass through fire. He did the same hateful sins as the nations had done whom the Lord had forced out of the land ahead of the Israelites.

2 Kings 16:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations, whom Jehovah cast out from before the children of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

but walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even caused his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations that Jehovah had dispossessed from before the children of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He followed the example of the kings of Israel and even sacrificed his son by burning him alive. Sacrificing children was one of the disgusting things done by the nations that the Lord had forced out of the Israelites’ way.

2 Kings 16:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

but walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even made his son pass through the fire, imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.

2 Kings 16:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even made his son pass through fire, according to the abominable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He walked in the way of the kings of Israel; he even let his son pass through the fire according to the detestable things of the nations which Yahweh drove out from before the Israelites.

2 Kings 16:3 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

He followed the ways of the kings of Israel. He even sacrificed his son in the fire to another god. He followed the practices of the nations. The Lord hated those practices. He had driven out those nations to make room for the people of Israel.

2 Kings 16:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had driven out from before the sons of Israel.