World English Bible
2 Kings 17 (WEBP)
 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah began to reign in Samaria over Israel for nine years.
 He did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.
 Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him; and Hoshea became his servant, and brought him tribute.
 The king of Assyria discovered a conspiracy in Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore the king of Assyria seized him, and bound him in prison.
 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
 It was so because the children of Israel had sinned against Yahweh their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,
 and walked in the statutes of the nations whom Yahweh cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they made.
 The children of Israel secretly did things that were not right against Yahweh their God; and they built high places for themselves in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city;
 and they set up for themselves pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;
 and there they burned incense in all the high places, as the nations whom Yahweh carried away before them did; and they did wicked things to provoke Yahweh to anger;
 and they served idols, of which Yahweh had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.”
 Yet Yahweh testified to Israel and to Judah, by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”
 Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck like the neck of their fathers who didn’t believe in Yahweh their God.
 They rejected his statutes and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified to them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and followed the nations that were around them, concerning whom Yahweh had commanded them that they should not do like them.
 They abandoned all the commandments of Yahweh their God, and made molten images for themselves, even two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshiped all the army of the sky, and served Baal.
 They caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, to provoke him to anger.
 Therefore Yahweh was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight. There was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
 Also Judah didn’t keep the commandments of Yahweh their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
 Yahweh rejected all the offspring of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hands of raiders, until he had cast them out of his sight.
 For he tore Israel from David’s house; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king; and Jeroboam drove Israel from following Yahweh, and made them sin a great sin.
 The children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they didn’t depart from them
 until Yahweh removed Israel out of his sight, as he said by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria to this day.
 The king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, from Cuthah, from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel; and they possessed Samaria and lived in its cities.
 So it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they didn’t fear Yahweh. Therefore Yahweh sent lions among them, which killed some of them.
 Therefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, “The nations which you have carried away and placed in the cities of Samaria don’t know the law of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them; and behold, they kill them, because they don’t know the law of the god of the land.”
 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, “Carry there one of the priests whom you brought from there; and let him° go and dwell there, and let him teach them the law of the god of the land.”
 So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and lived in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear Yahweh.
 However every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities in which they lived.
 The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.
 So they feared Yahweh, and also made from among themselves priests of the high places for themselves, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.
 They feared Yahweh, and also served their own gods, after the ways of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.
 To this day they do what they did before. They don’t fear Yahweh, and they do not follow the statutes, or the ordinances, or the law, or the commandment which Yahweh commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;
 with whom Yahweh had made a covenant and commanded them, saying, “You shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them;
 but you shall fear Yahweh, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, and you shall bow yourselves to him, and you shall sacrifice to him.
 The statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever more. You shall not fear other gods.
 You shall not forget the covenant that I have made with you. You shall not fear other gods.
 But you shall fear Yahweh your God, and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.”
 However they didn’t listen, but they did what they did before.
 So these nations feared Yahweh, and also served their engraved images. Their children did likewise, and so did their children’s children. They do as their fathers did to this day.
2 Kings 17:27 Hebrew: them
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2 Kings 17 (KJVS)
 In the twelfth H8147 H6240 year H8141 of Ahaz H271 king H4428 of Judah H3063 began Hoshea H1954 the son H1121 of Elah H425 to reign H4427 (8804) in Samaria H8111 over Israel H3478 nine H8672 years H8141.
 And he did H6213 (8799) [that which was] evil H7451 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068, but not as the kings H4428 of Israel H3478 that were before H6440 him.
 Against him came up H5927 (8804) Shalmaneser H8022 king H4428 of Assyria H804; and Hoshea H1954 became his servant H5650, and gave H7725 (8686) him presents H4503.
 And the king H4428 of Assyria H804 found H4672 (8799) conspiracy H7195 in Hoshea H1954: for he had sent H7971 (8804) messengers H4397 to So H5471 king H4428 of Egypt H4714, and brought H5927 (8689) no present H4503 to the king H4428 of Assyria H804, as [he had done] year H8141 by year H8141: therefore the king H4428 of Assyria H804 shut him up H6113 (8799), and bound H631 (8799) him in prison H1004 H3608.
 Then the king H4428 of Assyria H804 came up H5927 (8799) throughout all the land H776, and went up H5927 (8799) to Samaria H8111, and besieged H6696 (8799) it three H7969 years H8141.
 In the ninth H8671 year H8141 of Hoshea H1954 the king H4428 of Assyria H804 took H3920 (8804) Samaria H8111, and carried H1540 Israel H3478 away H1540 (8686) into Assyria H804, and placed H3427 (8686) them in Halah H2477 and in Habor H2249 [by] the river H5104 of Gozan H1470, and in the cities H5892 of the Medes H4074.
 For [so] it was, that the children H1121 of Israel H3478 had sinned H2398 (8804) against the LORD H3068 their God H430, which had brought them up H5927 (8688) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714, from under the hand H3027 of Pharaoh H6547 king H4428 of Egypt H4714, and had feared H3372 (8799) other H312 gods H430,
 And walked H3212 (8799) in the statutes H2708 of the heathen H1471, whom the LORD H3068 cast out H3423 (8689) from before H6440 the children H1121 of Israel H3478, and of the kings H4428 of Israel H3478, which they had made H6213 (8804).
 And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 did secretly H2644 (8762) [those] things H1697 that [were] not right against the LORD H3068 their God H430, and they built H1129 (8799) them high places H1116 in all their cities H5892, from the tower H4026 of the watchmen H5341 (8802) to the fenced H4013 city H5892.
 And they set them up H5324 (8686) images H4676 and groves H842 in every high H1364 hill H1389, and under every green H7488 tree H6086:
 And there they burnt incense H6999 (8762) in all the high places H1116, as [did] the heathen H1471 whom the LORD H3068 carried away H1540 (8689) before H6440 them; and wrought H6213 (8799) wicked H7451 things H1697 to provoke the LORD H3068 to anger H3707 (8687):
 For they served H5647 (8799) idols H1544, whereof the LORD H3068 had said H559 (8804) unto them, Ye shall not do H6213 (8799) this thing H1697.
 Yet the LORD H3068 testified H5749 (8686) against Israel H3478, and against Judah H3063, by H3027 all the prophets H5030, [and by] all the seers H2374, saying H559 (8800), Turn H7725 (8798) ye from your evil H7451 ways H1870, and keep H8104 (8798) my commandments H4687 [and] my statutes H2708, according to all the law H8451 which I commanded H6680 (8765) your fathers H1, and which I sent H7971 (8804) to you by H3027 my servants H5650 the prophets H5030.
 Notwithstanding they would not hear H8085 (8804), but hardened H7185 (8686) their necks H6203, like to the neck H6203 of their fathers H1, that did not believe H539 (8689) in the LORD H3068 their God H430.
 And they rejected H3988 (8799) his statutes H2706, and his covenant H1285 that he made H3772 (8804) with their fathers H1, and his testimonies H5715 which he testified H5749 (8689) against them; and they followed H3212 (8799) H310 vanity H1892, and became vain H1891 (8799), and went after H310 the heathen H1471 that [were] round about H5439 them, [concerning] whom the LORD H3068 had charged H6680 (8765) them, that they should not do H6213 (8800) like them.
 And they left H5800 (8799) all the commandments H4687 of the LORD H3068 their God H430, and made H6213 (8799) them molten images H4541, [even] two H8147 calves H5695, and made H6213 (8799) a grove H842, and worshipped H7812 (8691) all the host H6635 of heaven H8064, and served H5647 (8799) Baal H1168.
 And they caused their sons H1121 and their daughters H1323 to pass H5674 (8686) through the fire H784, and used H7080 (8799) divination H7081 and enchantments H5172 (8762), and sold H4376 (8691) themselves to do H6213 (8800) evil H7451 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068, to provoke him to anger H3707 (8687).
 Therefore the LORD H3068 was very H3966 angry H599 (8691) with Israel H3478, and removed H5493 (8686) them out of his sight H6440: there was none left H7604 (8738) but the tribe H7626 of Judah H3063 only.
 Also Judah H3063 kept H8104 (8804) not the commandments H4687 of the LORD H3068 their God H430, but walked H3212 (8799) in the statutes H2708 of Israel H3478 which they made H6213 (8804).
 And the LORD H3068 rejected H3988 (8799) all the seed H2233 of Israel H3478, and afflicted H6031 (8762) them, and delivered H5414 (8799) them into the hand H3027 of spoilers H8154 (8802), until he had cast H7993 (8689) them out of his sight H6440.
 For he rent H7167 (8804) Israel H3478 from the house H1004 of David H1732; and they made Jeroboam H3379 the son H1121 of Nebat H5028 king H4427 (8686): and Jeroboam H3379 drave H5080 (8686) (8675) H5077 (8686) Israel H3478 from following H310 the LORD H3068, and made them sin H2398 (8689) a great H1419 sin H2401.
 For the children H1121 of Israel H3478 walked H3212 (8799) in all the sins H2403 of Jeroboam H3379 which he did H6213 (8804); they departed H5493 (8804) not from them;
 Until the LORD H3068 removed H5493 (8689) Israel H3478 out of his sight H6440, as he had said H1696 (8765) by H3027 all his servants H5650 the prophets H5030. So was Israel H3478 carried away H1540 (8799) out of their own land H127 to Assyria H804 unto this day H3117.
 And the king H4428 of Assyria H804 brought H935 (8686) [men] from Babylon H894, and from Cuthah H3575, and from Ava H5755, and from Hamath H2574, and from Sepharvaim H5617, and placed H3427 (8686) [them] in the cities H5892 of Samaria H8111 instead of the children H1121 of Israel H3478: and they possessed H3423 (8799) Samaria H8111, and dwelt H3427 (8799) in the cities H5892 thereof.
 And [so] it was at the beginning H8462 of their dwelling H3427 (8800) there, [that] they feared H3372 (8804) not the LORD H3068: therefore the LORD H3068 sent H7971 (8762) lions H738 among them, which slew H2026 (8802) [some] of them.
 Wherefore they spake H559 (8799) to the king H4428 of Assyria H804, saying H559 (8800), The nations H1471 which thou hast removed H1540 (8689), and placed H3427 (8686) in the cities H5892 of Samaria H8111, know H3045 (8804) not the manner H4941 of the God H430 of the land H776: therefore he hath sent H7971 (8762) lions H738 among them, and, behold, they slay H4191 (8688) them, because they know H3045 (8802) not the manner H4941 of the God H430 of the land H776.
 Then the king H4428 of Assyria H804 commanded H6680 (8762), saying H559 (8800), Carry H3212 (8685) thither one H259 of the priests H3548 whom ye brought H1540 (8689) from thence; and let them go H3212 (8799) and dwell H3427 (8799) there, and let him teach H3384 (8686) them the manner H4941 of the God H430 of the land H776.
 Then one H259 of the priests H3548 whom they had carried away H1540 (8689) from Samaria H8111 came H935 (8799) and dwelt H3427 (8799) in Bethel H1008, and taught H3384 (8688) them how they should fear H3372 (8799) the LORD H3068.
 Howbeit every nation H1471 made H6213 (8802) gods H430 of their own, and put H3240 (8686) [them] in the houses H1004 of the high places H1116 which the Samaritans H8118 had made H6213 (8804), every nation H1471 in their cities H5892 wherein they dwelt H3427 (8802).
 And the men H582 of Babylon H894 made H6213 (8804) Succothbenoth H5524, and the men H582 of Cuth H3575 made H6213 (8804) Nergal H5370, and the men H582 of Hamath H2574 made H6213 (8804) Ashima H807,
 And the Avites H5757 made H6213 (8804) Nibhaz H5026 and Tartak H8662, and the Sepharvites H5616 burnt H8313 (8802) their children H1121 in fire H784 to Adrammelech H152 and Anammelech H6048, the gods H430 of Sepharvaim H5617.
 So they feared H3373 the LORD H3068, and made H6213 (8799) unto themselves of the lowest H7098 of them priests H3548 of the high places H1116, which sacrificed H6213 (8802) for them in the houses H1004 of the high places H1116.
 They feared H3373 the LORD H3068, and served H5647 (8802) their own gods H430, after the manner H4941 of the nations H1471 whom they carried away H1540 (8689) from thence.
 Unto this day H3117 they do H6213 (8802) after the former H7223 manners H4941: they fear H3373 not the LORD H3068, neither do H6213 (8802) they after their statutes H2708, or after their ordinances H4941, or after the law H8451 and commandment H4687 which the LORD H3068 commanded H6680 (8765) the children H1121 of Jacob H3290, whom he named H7760 (8804) H8034 Israel H3478;
 With whom the LORD H3068 had made H3772 (8799) a covenant H1285, and charged H6680 (8762) them, saying H559 (8800), Ye shall not fear H3372 (8799) other H312 gods H430, nor bow H7812 (8691) yourselves to them, nor serve H5647 (8799) them, nor sacrifice H2076 (8799) to them:
 But the LORD H3068, who brought you up H5927 (8689) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714 with great H1419 power H3581 and a stretched out H5186 (8803) arm H2220, him shall ye fear H3372 (8799), and him shall ye worship H7812 (8691), and to him shall ye do sacrifice H2076 (8799).
 And the statutes H2706, and the ordinances H4941, and the law H8451, and the commandment H4687, which he wrote H3789 (8804) for you, ye shall observe H8104 (8799) to do H6213 (8800) for evermore H3117; and ye shall not fear H3372 (8799) other H312 gods H430.
 And the covenant H1285 that I have made H3772 (8804) with you ye shall not forget H7911 (8799); neither shall ye fear H3372 (8799) other H312 gods H430.
 But the LORD H3068 your God H430 ye shall fear H3372 (8799); and he shall deliver H5337 (8686) you out of the hand H3027 of all your enemies H341 (8802).
 Howbeit they did not hearken H8085 (8804), but they did H6213 (8802) after their former H7223 manner H4941.
 So these nations H1471 feared H3373 the LORD H3068, and served H5647 (8802) their graven images H6456, both their children H1121, and their children’s H1121 children H1121: as did H6213 (8804) their fathers H1, so do H6213 (8802) they unto this day H3117.
Young’s Literal Translation
2 Kings 17 (YLT)
 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah reigned hath Hoshea son of Elah in Samaria, over Israel-nine years,
 and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, only, not as the kings of Israel who were before him;
 against him came up Shalmaneser king of Asshur, and Hoshea is to him a servant, and doth render to him a present.
 And the king of Asshur findeth in Hoshea a conspiracy, in that he hath sent messengers unto So king of Egypt, and hath not caused a present to go up to the king of Asshur, as year by year, and the king of Asshur restraineth him, and bindeth him in a house of restraint.
 And the king of Asshur goeth up into all the land, and he goeth up to Samaria, and layeth siege against it three years;
 in the ninth year of Hoshea hath the king of Asshur captured Samaria, and removeth Israel to Asshur, and causeth them to dwell in Halah, and in Habor, by the river Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
 And it cometh to pass, because the sons of Israel have sinned against Jehovah their God-who bringeth them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt-and fear other gods,
 and walk in the statutes of the nations that Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel, and of the kings of Israel that they made;
 and the sons of Israel do covertly things that are not right against Jehovah their God, and build for them high places in all their cities, from a tower of the watchers unto the fenced city,
 and set up for them standing-pillars and shrines on every high height, and under every green tree,
 and make perfume there in all high places, like the nations that Jehovah removed from their presence, and do evil things to provoke Jehovah,
 and serve the idols, of which Jehovah said to them, ‘Ye do not do this thing;’
 And Jehovah testifieth against Israel, and against Judah, by the hand of every prophet, and every seer, saying, ‘Turn back from your evil ways, and keep My commands, My statutes, according to all the law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent unto you by the hand of My servants the prophets;’
 and they have not hearkened, and harden their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who did not remain stedfast in Jehovah their God,
 and reject His statutes and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies that He testified against them, and go after the vain thing, and become vain, and after the nations that are round about them, of whom Jehovah commanded them not to do like them;
 And they forsake all the commands of Jehovah their God, and make to them a molten image-two calves, and make a shrine, and bow themselves to all the host of the heavens, and serve Baal,
 and cause their sons and their daughters to pass over through fire, and divine divinations, and use enchantments, and sell themselves to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him;
 That Jehovah sheweth himself very angry against Israel, and turneth them aside from His presence; none hath been left, only the tribe of Judah by itself.
 Also Judah hath not kept the commands of Jehovah their God, and they walk in the statutes of Israel that they had made.
 And Jehovah kicketh against all the seed of Israel, and afflicteth them, and giveth them into the hand of spoilers, till that He hath cast them out of His presence,
 for He hath rent Israel from the house of David, and they make Jeroboam son of Nebat king, and Jeroboam driveth Israel from after Jehovah, and hath caused them to sin a great sin,
 and the sons of Israel walk in all the sins of Jeroboam that he did, they have not turned aside therefrom,
 till that Jehovah hath turned Israel aside from His presence, as He spake by the hand of all His servants the prophets, and Israel is removed from off its land to Asshur, unto this day.
 And the king of Asshur bringeth in from Babylon and from Cutha, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and causeth them to dwell in the cities of Samaria instead of the sons of Israel, and they possess Samaria, and dwell in its cities;
 and it cometh to pass, at the commencement of their dwelling there, they have not feared Jehovah, and Jehovah doth send among them the lions, and they are destroying among them.
 And they speak to the king of Asshur, saying, ‘The nations that thou hast removed, and dost place in the cities of Samaria, have not known the custom of the God of the land, and He sendeth among them the lions, and lo, they are destroying them, as they do not know the custom of the God of the land.’
 And the king of Asshur commandeth, saying, ‘Cause to go thither one of the priests whom ye removed thence, and they go and dwell there, and he doth teach them the custom of the God of the land.’
 And one of the priests whom they removed from Samaria cometh in, and dwelleth in Beth-El, and he is teaching them how they do fear Jehovah,
 and they are making each nation its gods, and place them in the houses of the high places that the Samaritans have made, each nation in their cities where they are dwelling.
 And the men of Babylon have made Succoth-Benoth, and the men of Cuth have made Nergal, and the men of Hamath have made Ashima,
 and the Avites have made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites are burning their sons with fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, gods of Sepharvim.
 And they are fearing Jehovah, and make to themselves from their extremities priests of high places, and they are acting for them in the house of the high places.
 Jehovah they are fearing, and their gods they are serving, according to the custom of the nations whence they removed them.
 Unto this day they are doing according to the former customs-they are not fearing Jehovah, and are not doing according to their statutes, and according to their ordinances, and according to the law, and according to the command, that Jehovah commanded the sons of Jacob whose name He made Israel,
 and Jehovah maketh with them a covenant, and chargeth them, saying, ‘Ye do not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them,
 but Jehovah who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a stretched-out arm, Him ye do fear, and to Him ye bow yourselves, and to Him ye do sacrifice;
 and the statutes, and the judgments, and the law, and the command, that He wrote for you, ye observe to do all the days, and ye do not fear other gods;
 and the covenant that I have made with you ye do not forget, and ye do not fear other gods;
 but Jehovah your God ye do fear, and He doth deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies;’
 and they have not hearkened, but according to their former custom they are doing,
 and these nations are fearing Jehovah, and their graven images they have served, both their sons and their sons’ sons; as their fathers did, they are doing unto this day.