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1 Kings 9:6 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

If you or your sons turn away from following me and do not keep my commands—my statutes that I have set before you—and if you go and serve other gods and bow in worship to them,

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2 Kings 17:7-18 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Why Israel Fell

This disaster happened because the people of Israel sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt and because they worshiped[a] other gods. They lived according to the customs of the nations that the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites and according to what the kings of Israel did. The Israelites secretly did things[b] against the Lord their God that were not right. They built high places in all their towns from watchtower to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree. 11 They burned incense there on all the high places just like the nations that the Lord had driven out before them had done. They did evil things, angering the Lord. 12 They served idols, although the Lord had told them, “You must not do this.” 13 Still, the Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commands and statutes according to the whole law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through my servants the prophets.”

14 But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like[c] their ancestors who did not believe the Lord their God. 15 They rejected his statutes and his covenant he had made with their ancestors and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves, following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate.

16 They abandoned all the commands of the Lord their God. They made cast images for themselves, two calves, and an Asherah pole. They bowed in worship to all the stars in the sky and served Baal. 17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire[d] and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight and angered him.

18 Therefore, the Lord was very angry with Israel, and he removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained.

Footnotes:

  1. 17:7 Lit feared
  2. 17:9 Or Israelites spoke words
  3. 17:14 Lit they stiffened their neck like the neck of
  4. 17:17 Lit They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire
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Daniel 9:6 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, leaders, fathers, and all the people of the land.

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Daniel 9:10 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

10 and have not obeyed the Lord our God by following his instructions that he set before us through his servants the prophets.

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