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2 Kings 17:20

The Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel and afflicted them and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them out of His sight.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Assyria;   Babylon;   Judgments;   Scofield Reference Index - Israel;   Thompson Chain Reference - Humbled, Israel;   Israel;   Israel-The Jews;   Rejected;   Righteous-Wicked;   Wicked, the;   The Topic Concordance - Disobedience;   Fear;   Following;   Idolatry;   Rejection;   Unbelief;   Vanity;   Worship;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Idolatry;   Judah, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Captivity;   Egypt;   Shalmaneser;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Denial;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Persecution;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Samaritans;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Idol;   Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Dan;   Ezekiel;   High Place;   Host of Heaven;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Samaria;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Shalmanezer;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Captivity;   Hezekiah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Kings, Books of;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

All the seed of lsrael - The Jews, i. e. as well as the Israelites. God‘s dealings with both kingdoms were alike. “Spoilers” were sent against each, time after time, before the final ruin came on them - against Israel, Pul and Tiglath-pileser 2 Kings 15:19, 2 Kings 15:29; 1 Chronicles 5:26; against Judah, Sennacherib 2 Kings 18:13-16, Esar-haddon 2 Chronicles 33:11, and Nebuchadnezzar thrice.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-17.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel,.... The ten tribes, with loathing and contempt, and wrote a "loammi" on them, rejected them from being his people, gave them a bill of divorce, and declared them no more under his care and patronage:

and afflicted them; as he did before he utterly cast them off, as by famine, drought, and pestilence, Amos 4:6.

and delivered them into the hands of spoilers; as, first, into the hands of Hazael and Benhadad, kings of Syria, and then of Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, 2 Kings 13:3,

until he had cast them out of his sight; by suffering them, as now, to be carried captive by Shalmaneser, 2 Kings 17:6.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-17.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his l sight.

(l) Out of the land where he showed the greatest tokens of his presence and favour.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-17.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

All Israel — All the tribes of Israel: first, one part of them, and now the rest. But this extends not to every individual person of these tribes; for many of them removed into the kingdom of Judah, and were associated with them.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-17.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 17:20 And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

Ver. 20. And the Lord rejected.] Making them to become Loammi, and Loruhamah, according to Hosea 1:6; Hosea 1:9.

And delivered them into the hand of spoilers.] So that when to leave their dear country, they cried out to the mountains to cover them, and to the hills to fall upon them, according to Hosea 10:8.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-17.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

All the seed of Israel, i.e. all the kingdom or tribes of Israel; first one part of them, 2 Kings 15:29, and now the rest. But this extends not to every individual person of these tribes; for many of them removed into the kingdom of Judah, and were associated with them, as appears from 2 Chronicles 11:16, and many other places.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-17.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

20.All the seed of Israel — That is, all Israel included in the ten tribes, for the kingdom of Judah had not yet fallen.

Spoilers — First the Syrians, (2 Kings 10:32; 2 Kings 13:3,) and lastly the Assyrians, (2 Kings 15:19; 2 Kings 15:29,) who utterly ruined them. 2 Kings 17:3-6.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-17.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 17:20. The Lord rejected all the seed of Israel — All the kingdom, or tribes of Israel, first one part of them, and now the rest: but this extends not to every individual person of these tribes, for many of them removed into the kingdom of Judah, and were associated with them: see 2 Chronicles 11:16.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-17.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-17.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

all the seed. A prophetic anticipation.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-17.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(20) And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel.—Thenius prefers the reading of the LXX. “and rejected the Lord (as in the last clause of 2 Kings 17:19), and the Lord, was angry with all the seed of Israel,” &c. It thus becomes plain that the writer goes back to 2 Kings 17:18, after the parenthesis relating to Judah. “Israel” is used in the narrow sense in those verses.

Into the hand of spoilers—e.g., the Syrians (2 Kings 10:32;) and the Assyrians (2 Kings 15:19; 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 17:3. The writer probably remembered Judges 2:14.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.
rejected
15; 1 Samuel 15:23,26; 16:1; Jeremiah 6:30; Romans 11:1,2
all the seed
1 Chronicles 16:13; Nehemiah 9:2; Isaiah 45:25; Jeremiah 31:36,37; 33:24-26; 46:28
delivered
13:3,7; 15:18-20,29; 18:9; 2 Chronicles 28:5,6; Nehemiah 9:27,28
until he had cast
18; Deuteronomy 11:12; Jonah 1:3,10; Matthew 25:41; 2 Thessalonians 1:9
Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:45 - break down;  Deuteronomy 28:43 - GeneralDeuteronomy 28:45 - Moreover;  Judges 2:14 - he delivered;  1 Kings 9:7 - will 1cut;  2 Kings 13:6 - departed;  2 Kings 17:23 - the Lord;  2 Kings 23:27 - I will remove;  2 Kings 25:21 - So Judah;  2 Chronicles 7:20 - I pluck;  Jeremiah 7:29 - for;  Jeremiah 14:19 - utterly;  Jeremiah 15:1 - cast;  Jeremiah 52:27 - Thus;  Hosea 5:5 - Judah;  Hosea 12:2 - and will

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-17.html.