17:3 King Shalmaneser of Assyria threatened 1 him; Hoshea became his subject and paid him tribute. 17:4 The king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was planning a revolt. 2 Hoshea had sent messengers to King So 3 of Egypt and had not sent his annual tribute to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria arrested him and imprisoned him. 4 17:5 The king of Assyria marched through 5 the whole land. He attacked Samaria and besieged it for three years. 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea’s reign, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the people of Israel 6 to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, along the Habor (the river of Gozan), and in the cities of the Medes.
1 tn Heb “went up against.”
2 tn Heb “and the king of Assyria found in Hoshea conspiracy.”
3 sn For discussion of this name, see HALOT 744 s.v. סוֹא and M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 196.
4 tn Heb “and bound him in the house of confinement.”
5 tn Heb “went up against.”
6 tn The Hebrew text has simply “Israel” as the object of the verb.