Bible: 2 Kings 17:19-23

17:19 Judah also failed to keep the commandments of the Lord their God; they followed Israel’s example. 1  17:20 So the Lord rejected all of Israel’s descendants; he humiliated 2  them and handed them over to robbers, until he had thrown them from his presence. 17:21 He tore Israel away from David’s dynasty, and Jeroboam son of Nebat became their king. 3  Jeroboam drove Israel away 4  from the Lord and encouraged them to commit a serious sin. 5  17:22 The Israelites followed in the sinful ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat and did not repudiate 6  them. 17:23 Finally 7  the Lord rejected Israel 8  just as he had warned he would do 9  through all his servants the prophets. Israel was deported from its land to Assyria and remains there to this very day.

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