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2 Kings 17:18

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.

What does 2 Kings 17:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 17:18

Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel
Nothing being more provoking to him than idolatry:

and removed them out of his sight;
not out of the reach of his all seeing eye, but from all tokens of his favour, from the good land he had given them, and all the benefits and privileges of it:

there was none left but the tribe of Judah only;
and part of Benjamin, which was annexed to it, and incorporated in it, and made one kingdom, and maintained the same worship; and there was the lot of Simeon, which was within the tribe of Judah; and the priests and the Levites, and various individuals of the several tribes, that came and settled among them for the sake of worship; but no perfect, distinct, tribe besides.

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