The Fall of Israel
In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria a captured Samaria, b and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria c and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of d Gozan, and in the cities of e the Medes.
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Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.
Leviticus 26:32 - 33
And I myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be appalled at it.
The Lord will bring you and your king whom you set over you to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known. And there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone.
And the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.
Deuteronomy 29:27 - 28
Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, bringing upon it all the curses written in this book.
2 Kings 18:11
The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
1 Chronicles 5:26
So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, the spirit of Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he took them into exile, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day.
Have the gods of the nations delivered them, the nations that my fathers destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar?
And in Ecbatana, the capital that is in the province of Media, a scroll was found on which this was written: "A record.
Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold.
A stern vision is told to me; the traitor betrays, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, O Elam; lay siege, O Media; all the sighing she has caused I bring to an end.
Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for his temple.
Prepare the nations for war against her, the kings of the Medes, with their governors and deputies, and every land under their dominion.