2 Kings 17:5

“Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 17:5

Then the king of Assyria came vp thorowout all the land, and went vp to Samaria, and besieged it three yeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land and went up to Samaria and besieged it three years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the king of Assyria went through all the land and came up to Samaria, shutting it in with his forces for three years.
- Basic English Bible

And the king of Assyria overran the whole land, and went up against Samaria, and besieged it three years.
- Darby Bible

Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
- Webster's Bible

Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
- World English Bible

And the king of Asshur goeth up into all the land, and he goeth up to Samaria, and layeth siege against it three years;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 17:5

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 17:5


17:3 Shalmaneser - The son, or successor of Tiglath - pileser. The ancient Hebrew writers made him the same with Sennacherib, who eight years after this time, invaded the kingdom of Judah; it being very frequent in the Eastern parts, for one man to be called by several names. Josephus affirms, that he met with his name in the annals of the Tyrians, which were extant in his days. He came against him, either because he denied the tribute which he had promised to pay; or that he might make him tributary.

17:6 Carried Israel away, &c. - There, we have reason to think, after some time, they were so mingled with the nations, that they were lost, and the name of Israel was no more in remembrance. They that forgot God, were themselves forgotten, and they that studied to be like the nations, were buried among them. Thus ended Israel as a nation. When we read their entry into Canaan, under Hoshea the son of Nun, who would have thought, that such would be their exit, under Hoshea, the son of Elah? Yet we find St. James writing to the twelve tribes scattered abroad. So that tho' we never read of the return of those that were carried captive, nor have any ground to believe, that they still remain a distinct body in some remote corner of the world, yet a remnant of them did escape, and will remain 'till all Israel shall be saved.


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