Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Samaria, and for three years he besieged it.

The Fall of Israel

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

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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 and at the end of three years he took it. In the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria and put them in (B)Halah, and on the (C)Habor, (D)the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, 12 because they 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 neither listened nor obeyed.

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