2 Kings 17

  1 H8147 H6240 In the twelfth H8141 year H271 of Ahaz H4428 king H3063 of Judah H1954 began Hoshea H1121 the son H425 of Elah H4427 [H8804] to reign H8111 in Samaria H3478 over Israel H8672 nine H8141 years.
  2 H6213 [H8799] And he did H7451 that which was evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD, H4428 but not as the kings H3478 of Israel H6440 that were before him.
  3 H5927 [H8804] Against him came up H8022 Shalmaneser H4428 king H804 of Assyria; H1954 and Hoshea H5650 became his servant, H7725 [H8686] and gave H4503 him tribute.
  4 H4428 And the king H804 of Assyria H4672 [H8799] found H7195 conspiracy H1954 in Hoshea: H7971 [H8804] for he had sent H4397 messengers H5471 to So H4428 king H4714 of Egypt, H5927 [H8689] and brought 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 [H8799] shut him up, H631 [H8799] and bound H1004 H3608 him in prison.
  5 H4428 Then the king H804 of Assyria H5927 [H8799] came up H776 throughout all the land, H5927 [H8799] and went up H8111 to Samaria, H6696 [H8799] and besieged H7969 it three H8141 years.
  6 H8671 In the ninth H8141 year H1954 of Hoshea H4428 the king H804 of Assyria H3920 [H8804] took H8111 Samaria, H1540 0 and carried H3478 Israel H1540 [H8686] away H804 into Assyria, H3427 [H8686] and placed H2477 them in Halah H2249 and in Habor H5104 by the river H1470 of Gozan, H5892 and in the cities H4074 of the Medes.
  7 H1121 For so it was, that the children H3478 of Israel H2398 [H8804] had sinned H3068 against the LORD H430 their God, H5927 [H8688] who had brought them H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt, H3027 from under the hand H6547 of Pharaoh H4428 king H4714 of Egypt, H3372 [H8799] and had feared H312 other H430 gods,
  8 H3212 [H8799] And walked H2708 in the statutes H1471 of the heathen, H3068 whom the LORD H3423 [H8689] cast out H6440 from before H1121 the children H3478 of Israel, H4428 and of the kings H3478 of Israel, H6213 [H8804] which they had made.
  9 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H2644 [H8762] did secretly H1697 things H3068 that were not right against the LORD H430 their God, H1129 [H8799] and they built H1116 for themselves high places H5892 in all their cities, H4026 from the tower H5341 [H8802] of the watchmen H4013 to the fortified H5892 city.
  10 H5324 [H8686] And they set up H4676 for themselves images H842 and groves H1364 on every high H1389 hill, H7488 and under every green H6086 tree:
  11 H6999 [H8762] And there they burnt incense H1116 on all the high places, H1471 as did the heathen H3068 whom the LORD H1540 [H8689] carried away H6440 before H6213 [H8799] them; and wrought H7451 wicked H1697 things H3068 to provoke the LORD H3707 [H8687] to anger:
  12 H5647 [H8799] For they served H1544 idols, H3068 of which the LORD H559 [H8804] had said H6213 [H8799] to them, Ye shall not do H1697 this thing.
  13 H3068 Yet the LORD H5749 [H8686] testified H3478 against Israel, H3063 and against Judah, H3027 by H5030 all the prophets, H2374 and by all the seers, H559 [H8800] saying, H7725 [H8798] Turn H7451 ye from your evil H1870 ways, H8104 [H8798] and keep H4687 my commandments H2708 and my statutes, H8451 according to all the law H6680 [H8765] which I commanded H1 your fathers, H7971 [H8804] and which I sent H3027 to you by H5650 my servants H5030 the prophets.
  14 H8085 [H8804] However they would not hear, H7185 [H8686] but hardened H6203 their necks, H6203 like the neck H1 of their fathers, H539 [H8689] that did not believe H3068 in the LORD H430 their God.
  15 H3988 [H8799] And they rejected H2706 his statutes, H1285 and his covenant H3772 [H8804] that he made H1 with their fathers, H5715 and his testimonies H5749 [H8689] which he testified H3212 H310 [H8799] against them; and they followed H1892 vanity, H1891 [H8799] and became vain, H310 and went after H1471 the heathen H5439 that were around H3068 them, concerning whom the LORD H6680 [H8765] had charged H6213 [H8800] them, that they should not do like them.
  16 H5800 [H8799] And they left H4687 all the commandments H3068 of the LORD H430 their God, H6213 [H8799] and made H4541 for themselves molten images, H8147 even two H5695 calves, H6213 [H8799] and made H842 a grove, H7812 [H8691] and worshipped H6635 all the host H8064 of heaven, H5647 [H8799] and served H1168 Baal.
  17 H1121 And they caused their sons H1323 and their daughters H5674 [H8686] to pass H784 through the fire, H7080 [H8799] and used H7081 divination H5172 [H8762] and enchantments, H4376 [H8691] and sold H6213 [H8800] themselves to do H7451 evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD, H3707 [H8687] to provoke him to anger.
  18 H3068 Therefore the LORD H3966 was very H599 [H8691] angry H3478 with Israel, H5493 [H8686] and removed H6440 them out of his sight: H7604 [H8738] there was none left H7626 but the tribe H3063 of Judah only.
  19 H3063 Also Judah H8104 [H8804] kept H4687 not the commandments H3068 of the LORD H430 their God, H3212 [H8799] but walked H2708 in the statutes H3478 of Israel H6213 [H8804] which they made.
  20 H3068 And the LORD H3988 [H8799] rejected H2233 all the seed H3478 of Israel, H6031 [H8762] and afflicted H5414 [H8799] them, and delivered H3027 them into the hand H8154 [H8802] of spoilers, H7993 [H8689] until he had cast H6440 them out of his sight.
  21 H7167 [H8804] For he tore H3478 Israel H1004 from the house H1732 of David; H3379 and they made Jeroboam H1121 the son H5028 of Nebat H4427 [H8686] king: H3379 and Jeroboam H5080 H5077 [H8686] drove H3478 Israel H310 from following H3068 the LORD, H2398 [H8689] and made them sin H1419 a great H2401 sin.
  22 H1121 For the children H3478 of Israel H3212 [H8799] walked H2403 in all the sins H3379 of Jeroboam H6213 [H8804] which he did; H5493 [H8804] they departed not from them;
  23 H3068 Until the LORD H5493 [H8689] removed H3478 Israel H6440 out of his sight, H1696 [H8765] as he had said H3027 by H5650 all his servants H5030 the prophets. H3478 So was Israel H1540 [H8799] carried away H127 out of their own land H804 to Assyria H3117 to this day.
  24 H4428 And the king H804 of Assyria H935 [H8686] brought H894 men from Babylon, H3575 and from Cuthah, H5755 and from Ava, H2574 and from Hamath, H5617 and from Sepharvaim, H3427 [H8686] and placed H5892 them in the cities H8111 of Samaria H1121 instead of the children H3478 of Israel: H3423 [H8799] and they possessed H8111 Samaria, H3427 [H8799] and dwelt H5892 in its cities.
  25 H8462 And so it was at the beginning H3427 [H8800] of their dwelling H3372 [H8804] there, that they feared H3068 not the LORD: H3068 therefore the LORD H7971 [H8762] sent H738 lions H2026 [H8802] among them, which slew some of them.
  26 H559 [H8799] Therefore they spoke H4428 to the king H804 of Assyria, H559 [H8800] saying, H1471 The nations H1540 [H8689] which thou hast removed, H3427 [H8686] and placed H5892 in the cities H8111 of Samaria, H3045 [H8804] know H4941 not the manner H430 of the God H776 of the land: H7971 [H8762] therefore he hath sent H738 lions H4191 [H8688] among them, and, behold, they slay H3045 [H8802] them, because they know H4941 not the manner H430 of the God H776 of the land.
  27 H4428 Then the king H804 of Assyria H6680 [H8762] commanded, H559 [H8800] saying, H3212 [H8685] Take H259 there one H3548 of the priests H1540 [H8689] whom ye brought H3212 [H8799] from there; and let them go H3427 [H8799] and dwell H3384 [H8686] there, and let him teach H4941 them the manner H430 of the God H776 of the land.
  28 H259 Then one H3548 of the priests H1540 [H8689] whom they had carried away H8111 from Samaria H935 [H8799] came H3427 [H8799] and dwelt H1008 in Bethel, H3384 [H8688] and taught H3372 [H8799] them how they should fear H3068 the LORD.
  29 H1471 Yet every nation H6213 [H8802] made H430 gods H3240 [H8686] of their own, and put H1004 them in the houses H1116 of the high places H8118 which the Samaritans H6213 [H8804] had made, H1471 every nation H5892 in their cities H3427 [H8802] in which they dwelt.
  30 H582 And the men H894 of Babylon H6213 [H8804] made H5524 Succothbenoth, H582 and the men H3575 of Cuth H6213 [H8804] made H5370 Nergal, H582 and the men H2574 of Hamath H6213 [H8804] made H807 Ashima,
  31 H5757 And the Avites H6213 [H8804] made H5026 Nibhaz H8662 and Tartak, H5616 and the Sepharvites H8313 [H8802] 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 the LORD, H6213 [H8799] and made H7098 to themselves of the lowest H3548 of them priests H1116 of the high places, H6213 [H8802] who sacrificed H1004 for them in the houses H1116 of the high places.
  33 H3373 They feared H3068 the LORD, H5647 [H8802] and served H430 their own gods, H4941 after the manner H1471 of the nations H1540 [H8689] whom they carried away from there.
  34 H3117 To this day H6213 [H8802] they do H7223 after the former H4941 manners: H3373 they fear H3068 not the LORD, H6213 [H8802] neither do H2708 they after their statutes, H4941 or after their ordinances, H8451 or after the law H4687 and commandment H3068 which the LORD H6680 [H8765] commanded H1121 the children H3290 of Jacob, H7760 H8034 [H8804] whom he named H3478 Israel;
  35 H3068 With whom the LORD H3772 [H8799] had made H1285 a covenant, H6680 [H8762] and charged H559 [H8800] them, saying, H3372 [H8799] Ye shall not fear H312 other H430 gods, H7812 [H8691] nor bow H5647 [H8799] yourselves to them, nor serve H2076 [H8799] them, nor sacrifice to them:
  36 H3068 But the LORD, H5927 [H8689] who brought you H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt H1419 with great H3581 power H5186 [H8803] and an outstretched H2220 arm, H3372 [H8799] him shall ye fear, H7812 [H8691] and him shall ye worship, H2076 [H8799] and to him shall ye sacrifice.
  37 H2706 And the statutes, H4941 and the ordinances, H8451 and the law, H4687 and the commandment, H3789 [H8804] which he wrote H8104 [H8799] for you, ye shall observe H6213 [H8800] to do H3117 for evermore; H3372 [H8799] and ye shall not fear H312 other H430 gods.
  38 H1285 And the covenant H3772 [H8804] that I have made H7911 [H8799] with you ye shall not forget; H3372 [H8799] neither shall ye fear H312 other H430 gods.
  39 H3068 But the LORD H430 your God H3372 [H8799] ye shall fear; H5337 [H8686] and he shall deliver H3027 you out of the hand H341 [H8802] of all your enemies.
  40 H8085 [H8804] Yet they did not hearken, H6213 [H8802] but they did H7223 after their former H4941 manner.
  41 H1471 So these nations H3373 feared H3068 the LORD, H5647 [H8802] and served H6456 their graven images, H1121 both their children, H1121 and their children's H1121 children: H6213 [H8804] as did H1 their fathers, H6213 [H8802] so do H3117 they to this day.