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2 Kings 17:23-24

Context
17:23 Finally 1  the Lord rejected Israel 2  just as he had warned he would do 3  through all his servants the prophets. Israel was deported from its land to Assyria and remains there to this very day.

The King of Assyria Populates Israel with Foreigners

17:24 The king of Assyria brought foreigners 4  from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in the cities of Samaria 5  in place of the Israelites. They took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities.

1 tn Heb “until.”

2 tn Heb “the Lord turned Israel away from his face.”

3 tn Heb “just as he said.”

4 tn The object is supplied in the translation.

5 sn In vv. 24-29 Samaria stands for the entire northern kingdom of Israel.



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