19 (A)Pul, king of Assyria, came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver so that his hand might be with him to (B)strengthen the kingdom [a]under his rule.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 15:19 Lit in his hand

Israel Captive

In the ninth year of Hoshea, (A)the king of Assyria captured Samaria and (B)carried Israel away into exile to Assyria, and (C)settled them in Halah and Habor, on the river of (D)Gozan, and (E)in the cities of the Medes.

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Now in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, (A)Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it. 10 At the end of three years they captured it; in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was (B)the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was captured. 11 Then the king of Assyria carried Israel away into exile to Assyria, and put them in (C)Halah and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, 12 because they (D)did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed His covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded; they would neither listen nor do it.

Invasion of Judah

13 (E)Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and seized them.

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