1 Anno duodecimo Achaz regis Iudae regnavit Osee filius Ela in Samaria super Israel novem annis.
2 Fecitque malum coram Domino, sed non sicut reges Israel, qui ante eum fuerant.
3 Contra hunc ascendit Salmanasar rex Assyriorum; et factus est ei Osee servus reddebatque illi tributa.
4 Cumque deprehendisset rex Assyriorum Osee quod rebellare nitens misisset nuntios ad Sua regem Aegypti nec praestaret tributa regi Assyriorum, sicut singulis annis solitus erat, apprehendit eum et vinctum misit in carcerem.
5 Pervagatusque est omnem terram et ascendens Samariam obsedit eam tribus annis.
6 Anno autem nono Osee cepit rex Assyriorum Samariam et transtulit Israel in Assur posuitque eos in Hala et iuxta Habor fluvium Gozan et in civitatibus Medorum.
7 Factum est enim hoc, cum peccassent filii Israel Domino Deo suo, qui eduxerat eos de terra Aegypti, de manu pharaonis regis Aegypti: coluerunt deos alienos.
8 Et ambulaverunt iuxta ritus gentium, quas consumpserat Dominus in conspectu filiorum Israel et regum Israel, qui similiter fecerant.
9 Et offenderunt filii Israel operibus non rectis Dominum Deum suum et aedificaverunt sibi excelsa in cunctis urbibus suis a turre custodum usque ad civitatem munitam.
10 Feceruntque sibi lapides et palos in omni colle sublimi et subter omne lignum nemorosum
11 et adolebant ibi in omnibus excelsis sicut gentes, quas transtulerat Dominus a facie eorum; feceruntque pessima irritantes Dominum
12 et coluerunt idola immunda, de quibus praecepit Dominus eis, ne facerent hoc.
13 Et testificatus est Dominus in Israel et in Iuda per manum omnium prophetarum et videntium dicens: "Revertimini a viis vestris pessimis et custodite mandata mea et praecepta iuxta omnem legem, quam praecepi patribus vestris, et sicut misi ad vos in manu servorum meorum prophetarum".
14 Qui non audierunt, sed induraverunt cervicem suam iuxta cervicem patrum suorum, qui noluerunt credere in Dominum Deum suum.
15 Et abiecerunt legitima eius et pactum, quod pepigit cum patribus eorum, et testificationes, quibus contestatus est eos; secutique sunt vanitates et vani facti sunt et secuti sunt gentes, quae erant per circuitum eorum, super quibus praeceperat Dominus eis ut non facerent, sicut et illae faciebant.
16 Et dereliquerunt omnia praecepta Domini Dei sui feceruntque sibi conflatiles duos vitulos et palum et adoraverunt universam militiam caeli servieruntque Baal
17 et consecrabant filios suos et filias suas per ignem; et divinationibus inserviebant et auguriis et tradiderunt se, ut facerent malum coram Domino et irritarent eum.
18 Iratusque est Dominus vehementer Israel et abstulit eos de conspectu suo, et non remansit nisi tribus Iudae tantummodo.
19 Sed nec ipse Iuda custodivit mandata Domini Dei sui; verum ambulavit in erroribus Israel, quos operatus fuerat.
20 Proiecitque Dominus omne semen Israel et afflixit eos et tradidit in manu diripientium, donec proiceret eos a facie sua,
21 ex eo iam tempore, quo scissus est Israel a domo David, et constituerunt sibi regem Ieroboam filium Nabat; separavit enim Ieroboam Israel a Domino et peccare eos fecit peccatum magnum.
22 Et ambulaverunt filii Israel in universis peccatis Ieroboam, quae fecerat; non recesserunt ab eis,
23 usquequo auferret Dominus Israel a facie sua, sicut locutus fuerat in manu omnium servorum suorum prophetarum. Translatusque est Israel de terra sua in Assur usque in diem hanc.
24 Adduxit autem rex Assyriorum de Babylone et de Chutha et de Ava et de Emath et de Sepharvaim et collocavit eos in civitatibus Samariae pro filiis Israel, qui possederunt Samariam et habitaverunt in urbibus eius.
25 Cumque ibi habitare coepissent, non timebant Dominum. Et immisit eis Dominus leones, qui interficiebant inter eos.
26 Nuntiatumque est regi Assyriorum et dictum: "Gentes, quas transtulisti et habitare fecisti in civitatibus Samariae, ignorant legitima Dei terrae; et immisit eis leones, et ecce interficiunt eos, eo quod ignorent ritum Dei terrae".
27 Praecepit autem rex Assyriorum dicens: "Ducite illuc unum de sacerdotibus, quos inde captivos adduxistis, et vadat et habitet cum eis et doceat eos legitima Dei terrae".
28 Igitur cum venisset unus de sacerdotibus his, qui captivi ducti fuerant de Samaria, habitavit in Bethel et docebat eos quomodo colerent Dominum.
29 Et unaquaeque gens fabricata est deum suum; posueruntque eos in fanis excelsis, quae fecerant Samaritae, gens et gens in urbibus suis, in quibus habitabant.
30 Viri enim Babylonii fecerunt Socchothbenoth, viri autem Chutheni fecerunt Nergel, et viri de Emath fecerunt Asima;
31 porro Hevaei fecerunt Nebahaz et Tharthac, hi autem, qui erant de Sepharvaim, comburebant filios suos igne Adramelech et Anamelech diis Sepharvaim.
32 Et nihilominus colebant Dominum. Fecerunt autem sibi de medio ipsorum sacerdotes excelsorum et ponebant eos in fanis excelsorum;
33 et, cum Dominum colerent, diis quoque suis serviebant iuxta consuetudinem gentium, de quibus translati fuerant Samariam.
34 Usque in praesentem diem morem sequuntur antiquum: non timent Dominum neque custodiunt instituta et iudicium ipsorum et legem et mandatum, quod praeceperat Dominus filiis Iacob, quem cognominavit Israel,
35 et percusserat cum eis pactum et mandaverat eis dicens: "Nolite timere deos alienos et non adoretis eos neque colatis et non immoletis eis,
36 sed Dominum, qui eduxit vos de terra Aegypti in fortitudine magna et in brachio extento, ipsum timete, illum adorate et ipsi immolate.
37 Instituta quoque et iudicia et legem et mandatum, quod scripsit vobis, custodite, ut faciatis cunctis diebus; et non timeatis deos alienos.
38 Et pactum, quod percussi vobiscum, nolite oblivisci nec timeatis deos alienos,
39 sed Dominum Deum vestrum timete, et ipse eruet vos de manu omnium inimicorum vestrorum".
40 Illi vero non audierunt, sed iuxta consuetudinem suam pristinam perpetrabant.
41 Fuerunt igitur gentes istae timentes quidem Dominum, sed nihilominus et idolis suis servientes; nam et filii eorum et nepotes, sicut fecerunt parentes sui, ita faciunt usque in praesentem diem.
King James Version
1 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years.
2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.
3 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.
4 And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.
5 ¶ Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
6 ¶ In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
7 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,
8 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.
9 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.
10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:
12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
20 And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.
21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.
22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;
23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
24 ¶ And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.
25 And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them.
26 Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.
27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.
28 Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
29 Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.
30 And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.
32 So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.
33 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
34 Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;
35 With whom the LORD had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them:
36 But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.
37 And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.
38 And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.
39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.
41 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.