The Lord testified against Israel and against Judah, by all the prophets and by all the seers saying: turn from your evil ways and keep MY commandments and statutes according to all the Law which I commanded your fathers, which I sent to you by MY servants the prophets.
Yet you have hardened your necks like your fathers that did not believe ME, the LORD your GOD.
And the LORD rejected the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and gave them into the hand of spoilers, until HE had cast them out of HIS sight.
So Israel was carried away out of their OWN LAND (Israel and their cities) to Assyria (Modern day: The Middle East: north-Iraq/ s.west-Turkey/n.west- Iran/n.east-Syria)
And the King of Assyria (Middle East) brought men from Babylon (Old Mesopotamia-Modern day Iraq- south of Bagdad) and from Cuthah (Iraq) Ava (City of Burmese-Mandalay-Myanmar-India/Asia) and from Hamath (s.w.central Syria) and from Sepharvaim (