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.