2 Kings 17

  1 H8147 In the twelfth H8141 year H271 of Ahaz H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H1954 Hoshea H1121 the son H425 of Elah H4427 began to reign H8111 in Samaria H3478 over Israel H8672 for nine H8141 years.
  2 H6213 He did H7451 that which was evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of Yahweh, H4428 yet not as the kings H3478 of Israel H6440 who were before him.
  3 H5927 Against him came up H8022 Shalmaneser H4428 king H804 of Assyria; H1954 and Hoshea H5650 became his servant, H7725 and brought H4503 him tribute.
  4 H4428 The king H804 of Assyria H4672 found H7195 conspiracy H1954 in Hoshea; H7971 for he had sent H4397 messengers H5471 to So H4428 king H4714 of Egypt, H5927 and offered H4503 no tribute H4428 to the king H804 of Assyria, H8141 as he had done year H8141 by year: H4428 therefore the king H804 of Assyria H6113 shut him up, H631 and bound H1004 him in prison.
  5 H4428 Then the king H804 of Assyria H5927 came up H776 throughout all the land, H5927 and went up H8111 to Samaria, H6696 and besieged H7969 it three H8141 years.
  6 H8671 In the ninth H8141 year H1954 of Hoshea H4428 the king H804 of Assyria H3920 took H8111 Samaria, H1540 and carried H3478 Israel H1540 away H804 to Assyria, H3427 and placed H2477 them in Halah, H2249 and on the Habor, H5104 the river H1470 of Gozan, H5892 and in the cities H4074 of the Medes.
  7 H1121 It was so, because the children H3478 of Israel H2398 had sinned H3068 against Yahweh H430 their God, H5927 who brought them up H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt H3027 from under the hand H6547 of Pharaoh H4428 king H4714 of Egypt, H3372 and had feared H312 other H430 gods,
  8 H3212 and walked H2708 in the statutes H1471 of the nations, H3068 whom Yahweh H3423 cast out H6440 from before H1121 the children H3478 of Israel, H4428 and of the kings H3478 of Israel, H6213 which they made.
  9 H1121 The children H3478 of Israel H2644 did secretly H1697 things H3068 that were not right against Yahweh H430 their God: H1129 and they built H1116 them high places H5892 in all their cities, H4026 from the tower H5341 of the watchmen H4013 to the fortified H5892 city;
  10 H5324 and they set them up H4676 pillars H842 and Asherim H1364 on every high H1389 hill, H7488 and under every green H6086 tree;
  11 H6999 and there they burnt incense H1116 in all the high places, H1471 as did the nations H3068 whom Yahweh H1540 carried away H6440 before H6213 them; and they worked H7451 wicked H1697 things H3068 to provoke Yahweh H3707 to anger;
  12 H5647 and they served H1544 idols, H3068 of which Yahweh H559 had said H6213 to them, "You shall not do H1697 this thing."
  13 H3068 Yet Yahweh H5749 testified H3478 to Israel, H3063 and to Judah, H3027 by H5030 every prophet, H2374 and every seer, H559 saying, H7725 "Turn H7451 from your evil H1870 ways, H8104 and keep H4687 my commandments H2708 and my statutes, H8451 according to all the law H6680 which I commanded H1 your fathers, H7971 and which I sent H3027 to you by H5650 my servants H5030 the prophets."
  14 H8085 Notwithstanding, they would not listen, H7185 but hardened H6203 their neck, H6203 like the neck H1 of their fathers, H539 who didn't believe H3068 in Yahweh H430 their God.
  15 H3988 They rejected H2706 his statutes, H1285 and his covenant H3772 that he made H1 with their fathers, H5715 and his testimonies H5749 which he testified H3212 to them; and they followed H1892 vanity, H1891 and became vain, H310 and followed H1471 the nations H5439 that were around H3068 them, concerning whom Yahweh H6680 had commanded H6213 them that they should not do like them.
  16 H5800 They forsook H4687 all the commandments H3068 of Yahweh H430 their God, H6213 and made H4541 them molten images, H8147 even two H5695 calves, H6213 and made H842 an Asherah, H7812 and worshiped H6635 all the army H8064 of the sky, H5647 and served H1168 Baal.
  17 H1121 They caused their sons H1323 and their daughters H5674 to pass H784 through the fire, H7080 and used H7081 divination H5172 and enchantments, H4376 and sold H6213 themselves to do H7451 that which was evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of Yahweh, H3707 to provoke him to anger.
  18 H3068 Therefore Yahweh H3966 was very H599 angry H3478 with Israel, H5493 and removed H6440 them out of his sight: H7604 there was none left H7626 but the tribe H3063 of Judah only.
  19 H3063 Also Judah H8104 didn't keep H4687 the commandments H3068 of Yahweh H430 their God, H3212 but walked H2708 in the statutes H3478 of Israel H6213 which they made.
  20 H3068 Yahweh H3988 rejected H2233 all the seed H3478 of Israel, H6031 and afflicted H5414 them, and delivered H3027 them into the hand H8154 of spoilers, H7993 until he had cast H6440 them out of his sight.
  21 H7167 For he tore H3478 Israel H1004 from the house H1732 of David; H3379 and they made Jeroboam H1121 the son H5028 of Nebat H4427 king: H3379 and Jeroboam H5080 drove H3478 Israel H310 from following H3068 Yahweh, H2398 and made them sin H1419 a great H2401 sin.
  22 H1121 The children H3478 of Israel H3212 walked H2403 in all the sins H3379 of Jeroboam H6213 which he did; H5493 they didn't depart from them;
  23 H3068 until Yahweh H5493 removed H3478 Israel H6440 out of his sight, H1696 as he spoke H3027 by H5650 all his servants H5030 the prophets. H3478 So Israel H1540 was carried away H127 out of their own land H804 to Assyria H3117 to this day.
  24 H4428 The king H804 of Assyria H935 brought H894 men from Babylon, H3575 and from Cuthah, H5755 and from Avva, H2574 and from Hamath H5617 and Sepharvaim, H3427 and placed H5892 them in the cities H8111 of Samaria H1121 instead of the children H3478 of Israel; H3423 and they possessed H8111 Samaria, H3427 and lived H5892 in the cities of it.
  25 H8462 So it was, at the beginning H3427 of their dwelling H3372 there, that they didn't fear H3068 Yahweh: H3068 therefore Yahweh H7971 sent H738 lions H2026 among them, which killed some of them.
  26 H559 Therefore they spoke H4428 to the king H804 of Assyria, H559 saying, H1471 "The nations H1540 which you have carried H3427 away, and placed H5892 in the cities H8111 of Samaria, H3045 don't know H4941 the law H430 of the god H776 of the land. H7971 Therefore he has sent H738 lions H4191 among them, and behold, they kill H3045 them, because they don't know H4941 the law H430 of the god H776 of the land."
  27 H4428 Then the king H804 of Assyria H6680 commanded, H559 saying, H3212 "Carry H259 there one H3548 of the priests H1540 whom you brought H3212 from there; and let them go H3427 and dwell H3384 there, and let him teach H4941 them the law H430 of the god H776 of the land."
  28 H259 So one H3548 of the priests H1540 whom they had carried away H8111 from Samaria H935 came H3427 and lived H1008 in Bethel, H3384 and taught H3372 them how they should fear H3068 Yahweh.
  29 H1471 However every nation H6213 made H430 gods H3240 of their own, and put H1004 them in the houses H1116 of the high places H8118 which the Samaritans H6213 had made, H1471 every nation H5892 in their cities H3427 in which they lived.
  30 H582 The men H894 of Babylon H6213 made H5524 Succoth Benoth, H582 and the men H3575 of Cuth H6213 made H5370 Nergal, H582 and the men H2574 of Hamath H6213 made H807 Ashima,
  31 H5757 and the Avvites H6213 made H5026 Nibhaz H8662 and Tartak; H5616 and the Sepharvites H8313 burnt H1121 their children H784 in the fire H152 to Adrammelech H6048 and Anammelech, H430 the gods H5617 of Sepharvaim.
  32 H3373 So they feared H3068 Yahweh, H6213 and made H7098 to them from among themselves H3548 priests H1116 of the high places, H6213 who sacrificed H1004 for them in the houses H1116 of the high places.
  33 H3373 They feared H3068 Yahweh, H5647 and served H430 their own gods, H4941 after the ways H1471 of the nations H1540 from among whom they had been carried away.
  34 H3117 To this day H6213 they do H4941 what they did H7223 before: H3373 they don't fear H3068 Yahweh, H6213 neither do H2708 they follow their statutes, H4941 or their ordinances, H8451 or the law H4687 or the commandment H3068 which Yahweh H6680 commanded H1121 the children H3290 of Jacob, H7760 whom he named H3478 Israel;
  35 H3068 with whom Yahweh H3772 had made H1285 a covenant, H6680 and commanded H559 them, saying, H3372 "You shall not fear H312 other H430 gods, H7812 nor bow H5647 yourselves to them, nor serve H2076 them, nor sacrifice to them;
  36 H3372 but you shall fear H3068 Yahweh, H5927 who brought you up H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt H1419 with great H3581 power H5186 and with an outstretched H2220 arm, H7812 and you shall bow H2076 yourselves to him, and you shall sacrifice to him.
  37 H2706 The statutes H4941 and the ordinances, H8451 and the law H4687 and the commandment, H3789 which he wrote H8104 for you, you shall observe H6213 to do H3117 forevermore. H3372 You shall not fear H312 other H430 gods.
  38 H7911 You shall not forget H1285 the covenant H3772 that I have made H3372 with you; neither shall you fear H312 other H430 gods.
  39 H3372 But you shall fear H3068 Yahweh H430 your God; H5337 and he will deliver H3027 you out of the hand H341 of all your enemies."
  40 H8085 However they did not listen, H6213 but they did H4941 what they did H7223 before.
  41 H1471 So these nations H3373 feared H3068 Yahweh, H5647 and served H6456 their engraved images. H1121 Their children H1121 likewise, and their children's H1121 children, H1 as their fathers H6213 did, H6213 so they do H3117 to this day.