In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, 1Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it,
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.
The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria and put them in 2Halah, and on the 3Habor, 4the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,
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.