The Kings of IeShRaEL

DownFall of the House of Ieshrael

Second Kings Chapter Seventeen In the twelfth year of Achaz king of Iahudah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Shomeron over Ieshrael nine years.
And he did that which was evil in the sight of IaHUeH, but not as the kings of Ieshrael that were before him.
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea
became his servant, and gave him tribute.
And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought 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.
Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Shomeron, and besieged it three years.
In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Shomeron, and carried Ieshrael away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
For so it was, that the children of Ieshrael had sinned against IaHUeH their Elohim, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other "mighty ones",
And walked in the statutes of the heathen,
whom IaHUeH cast out from before the children of Ieshrael, and of the kings of Ieshrael, which they had made.
And the children of Ieshrael did secretly those things that were not right against IaHUeH their Elohim, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
And they set them up images and Asherim upon every high hill, and under every green tree:
And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom IaHUeH carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke IaHUeH to anger:
For they served "mighty ones", whereof IaHUeH had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
Yet IaHUeH repeatedly warned Ieshrael, and repeatedly warned Iahudah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers,
For they served "mighty ones", whereof IaHUeH had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
Yet IaHUeH repeatedly warned Ieshrael, and repeatedly warned Iahudah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye 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.
Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not remain faithful in IaHUeH their Elohim.

And they rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom IaHUeH had charged them, that they should not do like them.
And they left all the commandments of IaHUeH their Elohim, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
And 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 IaHUeH, to provoke Him to anger.
Therefore IaHUeH was very angry with Ieshrael, and removed them out of His sight: there was none left but the tribe of Iahudah only.

Also Iahudah kept not the commandments of IaHUeH their Elohim, but walked in the statutes of Ieshrael which they made.
And IaHUeH rejected all the seed of Ieshrael, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until He had cast them out of His sight.
For He rent Ieshrael from the house of Dauid; and they made Iarob'am the son of Nebat king: and Iarob'am drave Ieshrael from following IaHUeH, and made them sin a great sin.
For the children of Ieshrael walked in all the sins of Iarob'am which he did; they departed not from them;
Until IaHUeH removed Ieshrael out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So was Ieshrael carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Shomeron instead of the children of Ieshrael: and they possessed Shomeron, and dwelt in the cities thereof.
And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not IaHUeH: therefore IaHUeH sent lions among them, which slew some of them.
Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Shomeron, know not the judgement of the Elohim of the land: therefore He hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the judgement of the Elohim of the land.
Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the judgement of the Elohim of the land.
Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Shomeron came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear IaHUeH.

Howbeit every nation made "mighty ones" of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.
And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the "mighty ones" of Sepharvaim.
So they feared IaHUeH, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.
They feared IaHUeH, and served their own "mighty ones", after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not IaHUeH, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which IaHUeH commanded the children of Ia'aqob, whom He named Ieshrael;
With whom IaHUeH had made a covenant, and charged them, saying,
Ye shall not fear other "mighty ones", nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor make offerings to them:
But IaHUeH, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm,
Him shall ye fear, and Him shall ye worship, and to Him shall ye offer offerings.
And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which He wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other "mighty ones".
And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other "mighty ones".
But IaHUeH your Elohim ye shall fear; and He shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.

So these nations feared IaHUeH, and worshipped their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.

Now it seems as if the whole world has fallen into this confused muddled up state of affairs.
The only remedy is to turn whole-heartedly to IaHUeH's Commandments.

DownFall of the House of Iahudah


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