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2 Kings 17 - AMP

2 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, but not as Israel's kings before him did. 3 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria, and Hoshea became his servant and brought him tribute. 4 But the king of Assyria found treachery in Hoshea, for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt and offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; therefore the king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison. 5 Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried the Israelites away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan and in the cities of the Medes. 7 This was so because the Israelites had sinned against the Lord their God, Who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods 8 And walked in the customs of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites, customs the kings of Israel had introduced. 9 The Israelites did secretly against the Lord their God things not right. They built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree. 11 There they burned incense on all the high places, as did the nations whom the Lord carried away before them; and they did wicked things provoking the Lord to anger. 12 And they served idols, of which the Lord had said to them, You shall not do this thing. 13 Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah through all the prophets and all the seers, saying, Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the Law which I commanded your fathers and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets. 14 Yet they would not hear, but hardened their necks as did their fathers who did not believe (trust in, rely on, and remain steadfast to) the Lord their God. 15 They despised and rejected His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers and His warnings to them, and they followed vanity (false gods--falsehood, emptiness, and futility) and became false (empty and futile). They went after the heathen round about them, of whom the Lord had charged them that they should not do as they did. 16 And they forsook all the commandments of the Lord their God and made for themselves molten images, even two calves, and made an Asherah and worshiped all the hosts of the heavens and served Baal. 17 They caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire and used divination and enchantments and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger. 18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of His sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah. 19 Judah also did not keep the commandments of the Lord their God, but walked in the customs which Israel introduced. 20 The Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel and afflicted them and delivered them into the hands of spoilers, until He had cast them out of His sight. 21 For He tore Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam son of Nebat king. And Jeroboam drew and drove Israel away from following the Lord and made them sin a great sin. 22 For the Israelites walked in all the sins Jeroboam committed; they departed not from them 23 Until the Lord removed Israel from His sight, as He had foretold by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria to this day. 24 The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the Israelites. They possessed Samaria and dwelt in its cities. 25 At the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear and revere the Lord. Therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them. 26 So the king of Assyria was told: The nations you removed and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the manner in which the God of the land requires their worship. Therefore He has sent lions among them, and behold, they are killing them, because they do not know the manner of the God of the land. 27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, Take to Samaria one of the priests you brought from there, and let him go and live there and let him teach the people the law of the God of the land. 28 So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel and taught them how they should fear and revere the Lord. 29 But every nationality still made gods of their own and put them in the shrines of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nationality in the city in which they dwelt. 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31 The Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 So they feared the Lord, yet appointed from among themselves, whether high or low, priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33 They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods, as did the nations from among whom they had been carried away. 34 Unto this day they do after their former custom: they do not fear the Lord , neither do they obey the statutes or the ordinances or the law and commandment which the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom He named Israel, 35 With whom the Lord had made a covenant and commanded them, You shall not fear other gods or bow yourselves to them or serve them or sacrifice to them. 36 But you shall fear, bow yourselves to, and sacrifice to the Lord, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm. 37 And the statutes, ordinances, law, and commandment which He wrote for you you shall observe and do forevermore; you shall not fear other gods. 38 And the covenant that I have made with you you shall not forget; you shall not fear other gods. 39 But the Lord your God you shall fear; then He will deliver you out of the hands of all your enemies. 40 However, they did not listen, but they did as they had done formerly. 41 So these nations feared the Lord and also served their graven images, as did their children and their children's children. As their fathers did, so do they to this day.

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Allan Quak avatar
The Last King of Israel
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: A focus on Hoshea, the last king of Israel, makes us realise what the theological problem was which lead to the demise of the Northern Kingdom - they just wanted to be like everyone else.
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:1-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 288
Chris Jordan avatar
Kings and Prophets: The Beginning of the End of Israel
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Feb, 2016
Summary: The story of Hezekiah teaches us that when we honour and obey God, He blesses us. But when we choose to rebel and reject Him, there are always negative consequences.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:1-19:36
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 566
Paul Carlson avatar
How to Avoid the Effects of Sin
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the only one able to provide spiritual liberty; you must turn from your evil ways and submit to Him!
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:7-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 361
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2015
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:7-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 249
Rick Boyne avatar
How to Destroy A Nation
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Sep, 2014
Summary: We must learn from Israel’s mistakes and follow after God.
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:6-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 532
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Story- Chapter 16 The Beginning of the End
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on May, 2014
Summary: The nation is divided, the end is near, but God is faithful!
Series: The Story
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:1-19:10
Views: 2,701
bala samson avatar
The enemy walks up and down!
Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2013
Summary: This message comes as a caveat for one and all! God removes His protection, when we remove Him from our life! Are you there?
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 431
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD fearing yet worships idols
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are we sometimes create our idols of our own and yet profess to fear GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that you need to choose your GOD everyday, or be a victim of unseen idols that will pull us do
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:41
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,060
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Word Does Not Accommodate to the Culture
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jun, 2012
Summary: There is a close relationship between the testimony of Scripture and the witness given by the lives of believers.
Evangelist Stanley  Baker avatar
And They Feared Not The Lord
Shared by: Evangelist Stanley Baker on Feb, 2012
Summary: God could not deliver them into the hands of their enemies, or into the position of victory; whichever depended upon their disobedience or obedience.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:20-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,480
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Beginning of the End
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Aug, 2011
Summary: A journey through the Bible inspired by Randy Frazee and Max Lucado. The kingdom is defeated, but good news is coming in Jesus.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:13-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,801
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Apr, 2011
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:7-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,050
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Church Exists to Evangelize
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jun, 2010
Summary: It is essential that we prepare ourselves for evangelization by studying the teachings of the Church.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:5-18
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 965
Curry Pikkaart avatar
Why All the Fuss?
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jun, 2010
Summary: There is a need for law and order so God has given His law with specific purposes and powers.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:1-23
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,436
Stan Szelkowski avatar
Lessons from the Shunammite Mother
Shared by: Stan Szelkowski on May, 2007
Summary: Learning the lesson of persistence from the Shunammite mother. A Mother’s Day Message.
based on 36 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,456
Ramsey Ledford avatar
All Worship Is Not Acceptable
Shared by: Ramsey Ledford on Jul, 2005
Summary: This is a sermon on how to both worship and fear God as He desires us to rather that simply going through the "form" of religion only.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:24-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,998
Hoggan Tevis avatar
I want to be right
Shared by: Hoggan Tevis on Oct, 2004
Summary: We as christians if we want to go higher in jesus, we got to do Gods Word.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:28-39
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,680
Jon Daniels avatar
Where is Your Loyalty?
Shared by: Jon Daniels on Jul, 2004
Summary: This sermon is a call for churches to realize the importance of complete loyalty to God.
based on 57 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,313