17:21 He tore Israel away from David’s dynasty, and Jeroboam son of Nebat became their king. 1 Jeroboam drove Israel away 2 from the Lord and encouraged them to commit a serious sin. 3 17:22 The Israelites followed in the sinful ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat and did not repudiate 4 them. 17:23 Finally 5 the Lord rejected Israel 6 just as he had warned he would do 7 through all his servants the prophets. Israel was deported from its land to Assyria and remains there to this very day.
1 tn Heb “and they made Jeroboam son of Nebat king.”
2 tc The consonantal text (Kethib) assumes the verb is נָדָא (nada’), an alternate form of נָדָה (nadah), “push away.” The marginal reading (Qere) assumes the verb נָדָח (nadakh), “drive away.”
3 tn Heb “a great sin.”
4 tn Heb “turn away from.”
5 tn Heb “until.”
6 tn Heb “the
7 tn Heb “just as he said.”