2 Kings 16:9

9 The king of Assyria complied by attacking Damascus and capturing it. He deported its inhabitants to Kir and put Rezin to death.

Read 2 Kings 16:9 Using Other Translations

And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
And the king of Assyria listened to him. The king of Assyria marched up against Damascus and took it, carrying its people captive to Kir, and he killed Rezin.
So the king of Assyria attacked the Aramean capital of Damascus and led its population away as captives, resettling them in Kir. He also killed King Rezin.

What does 2 Kings 16:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 16:9

And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him
Complied with his request:

for the king of Syria went up against Damascus, and took it;
the metropolis of the kingdom of Syria, and so made a powerful diversion in favour of the king of Judah:

and carried the people of it captive to Kir;
not Cyrene, as the Vulgate Latin version, a country belonging to Egypt, which the king of Assyria had no power over; but a place in upper Media, as Josephus F16 relates, which belonged to the Assyrian king; see ( Isaiah 22:6 ) , compared with ( 2 Kings 21:2 ) , of this captivity Amos had prophesied some time before, ( Amos 1:5 )

and slew Rezin;
the king of Syria, which also was foretold in the same prophecy.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 Antiqu. l. 9. c. 12. sect. 3.
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