In the twelfthyear of Ahazking of Judah, 1Hoshea the son of ElahbecamekingoverIsrael in Samaria, and reigned nineyears.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD, only not as the kings of Israelwho were before him.
32Shalmaneserking of Assyriacame up 3against him, and Hosheabecame his servant and paid him tribute.
But the king of Assyriafoundconspiracy in Hoshea, who had sentmessengers to Soking of Egypt and had offerednotribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; so the king of Assyriashut him up and bound him in prison .
Then the king of Assyriainvaded the wholeland and went up to 4Samaria and besieged it threeyears.
In the ninthyear of Hoshea, 5the king of AssyriacapturedSamaria and 6carriedIsraelaway into exile to Assyria, and 7settled them in Halah and Habor, on the river of 8Gozan, and 9in the cities of the Medes.