Israel is wiped out (2 Kings 17:19-17:23)

“Judah also did not keep the commandments of Yahweh their God, but walked in the customs that Israel had introduced. Yahweh rejected all the descendants of Israel. He punished them. He gave them into the hand of plunderers, until he had banished them from his presence. When he had torn Israel from the house of David they made Jeroboam son of Nebat king. King Jeroboam drove Israel from following Yahweh. He made them commit a great sin. The people of Israel continued in all the sins that Jeroboam did. They did not depart from them, until Yahweh removed Israel out of his sight, as he had foretold through all his servants the prophets. Israel was exiled from their own land to Assyria until this day.”

Judah did not follow the commandments of Yahweh. They too walked in the bad customs of Israel. However, Yahweh had rejected all the descendants of Israel. He punished them by having them plundered. He had hoped by tearing the House of David from the rest of Israel it would be better. However, the first Israelite king was no better than Solomon, in fact worse. They all followed the sins of King Jeroboam I. Now Israel has been removed from the sight of Yahweh even until today. This indicates that the biblical writer was writing from the time of the Israelite exile.

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