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 2 Kings 17:5 - 23
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 17
17:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king of Assyria invaded the entire land, marched against Samaria and laid siege to it for three years.
 
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.
 
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All this took place because the Israelites had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods
 
17:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and followed the practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Israelites secretly did things against the LORD their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city they built themselves high places in all their towns.
 
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.
 
17:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the LORD had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that provoked the LORD to anger.
 
17:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They worshiped idols, though the LORD had said, "You shall not do this." F51
 
17:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: "Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your fathers to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets."
 
17:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their fathers, who did not trust in the LORD their God.
 
17:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their fathers and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had ordered them, "Do not do as they do," and they did the things the LORD had forbidden them to do.
 
17:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They forsook all the commands of the LORD their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves, and an Asherah pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts, and they worshiped Baal.
 
17:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They sacrificed their sons and daughters in F52 the fire. They practiced divination and sorcery and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
 
17:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left,
 
17:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and even Judah did not keep the commands of the LORD their God. They followed the practices Israel had introduced.
 
17:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore the LORD rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers, until he thrust them from his presence.
 
17:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When he tore Israel away from the house of David, they made Jeroboam son of Nebat their king. Jeroboam enticed Israel away from following the LORD and caused them to commit a great sin.
 
17:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Israelites persisted in all the sins of Jeroboam and did not turn away from them
 
17:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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until the LORD removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets. So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland into exile in Assyria, and they are still there.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F51 Exodus 20:4, 5
F52 Or They made their sons and daughters pass through

 
 

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