NSB(i) 1 Hoshea son of Elah became king over Israel in Samaria. This was in the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah. Hoshea ruled for nine years. 2 He did evil in the eyes of Jehovah. Though he was not like the kings of Israel before him. 3 Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him. Hoshea became his servant and sent him offerings. 4 Hoshea's treachery became clear to the king of Assyria. He had sent representatives to the king of Egypt. He did not send his offering to the king of Assyria like he did in previous years. So the king of Assyria had him put in chains and locked in prison.