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 eyes H3068 of the LORD, H4428 but not as the kings H3478 of Israel H6440 that were at the face of 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 sons 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 nations, H3068 whom the LORD H3423 [H8689] cast out H6440 from the face of H1121 the sons H3478 of Israel, H4428 and of the kings H3478 of Israel, H6213 [H8804] which they had made.
  9 H1121 And the sons 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 nations H3068 whom the LORD H1540 [H8689] carried away H6440 at the face of 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 envisioners, 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 nations 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 eyes H3068 of the LORD, H3707 [H8687] to vex him.
  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 gave H3027 them into the hand H8154 [H8802] of plunderers, 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 sons 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 soil 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 sons 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 sons 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 judgments, H8451 or after the law H4687 and commandment H3068 which the LORD H6680 [H8765] commanded H1121 the sons 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 judgments, 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 sons, H1121 and their son's H1121 sons: H6213 [H8804] as did H1 their fathers, H6213 [H8802] so do H3117 they to this day.