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2 Kings 17:21-23

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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 Lord turned Israel away from his face.”

7 tn Heb “just as he said.”



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