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2 Kings 17:6-7

Context
17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea’s reign, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the people of Israel 1  to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, along the Habor (the river of Gozan), and in the cities of the Medes.

A Summary of Israel’s Sinful History

17:7 This happened because the Israelites sinned against the Lord their God, who brought them up from the land of Egypt and freed them from the power of 2  Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped 3  other gods;

1 tn The Hebrew text has simply “Israel” as the object of the verb.

2 tn Heb “and from under the hand of.” The words “freed them” are added in the translation for stylistic reasons.

3 tn Heb “feared.”



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