2 Kings 17:9

Overview - 2 Kings 17
Hoshea's wicked reign.
Being subdued by Shalmaneser, he conspires against him with So, king of Egypt.
Samaria for sinning is led into captivity.
24 The strange nations which were transplanted into Samaria, being plagued with lions, make a mixture of religions.
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2 Kings 17:9  (King James Version)
And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

Deuteronomy 13:6 ; 27:15 Job 31:27 ; Ezekiel 8:12

from the tower
18:8 Hosea 12:11