23 until the Lord removed them from his presence,(A) as he had warned(B) through all his servants the prophets. So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland(C) into exile in Assyria, and they are still there.

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17 Have you not brought this on yourselves(A)
    by forsaking(B) the Lord your God
    when he led you in the way?

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19 Your wickedness will punish you;
    your backsliding(A) will rebuke(B) you.
Consider then and realize
    how evil and bitter(C) it is for you
when you forsake(D) the Lord your God
    and have no awe(E) of me,”
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

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18 “Your own conduct and actions(A)
    have brought this on you.(B)
This is your punishment.
    How bitter(C) it is!
    How it pierces to the heart!”

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22 I will turn my face(A) away from the people,
    and robbers will desecrate the place I treasure.
They will enter it
    and will defile it.(B)

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“Lord, you are righteous,(A) but this day we are covered with shame(B)—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered(C) us because of our unfaithfulness(D) to you.(E)

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