2 Kings 17:3-7

3 a  Against him came up b  Shalmaneser king of Assyria. And Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute. 4But the king of Assyria found treachery in Hoshea, for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and offered no tribute 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. 5Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Samaria, and for three years he besieged it.

The Fall of Israel

6In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria c  captured Samaria, d  and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria e  and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of f  Gozan, and in the cities of g  the Medes.

Exile Because of Idolatry

7And this occurred because the people of Israel had sinned against the  Lord their God, h  who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods
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