The summary now ends with an appeal to worship only Yahweh and a description of the sins of the people.
“Listen” here is a metaphor for paying attention and acting on the command. AT: “They did not obey” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)
These nations feared Yahweh only to the point of appeasing him the same way they treated their own gods.
“and have continued ever since.” The phrase “this day” refers to the time period in which the writer lived.