18 So the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left,

Read 2 Kings 17:18 Using Other Translations

Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.
Because the LORD was very angry with Israel, he swept them away from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained in the land.