LITV(i) 1 In the twelfth year of Ahaz the king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah reigned in Samaria, nine years over Israel. 2 And he did the evil in the eyes of Jehovah, only not as the kings of Israel who were before him. 3 Shalmaneser the king of Assyria came against him, and Hoshea was a servant to him, and paid him tribute. 4 And the king of Assyria found a conspiracy in Hoshea, in that he had sent messengers to So the king of Egypt, and had not offered tribute up to the king of Assyria, as year by year. And the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in a prison.