2 Kings 17:5
New International Version
The king of Assyria invaded the entire land, marched against Samaria and laid siege to it for three years.

New Living Translation
Then the king of Assyria invaded the entire land, and for three years he besieged the city of Samaria.

English Standard Version
Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Samaria, and for three years he besieged it.

Berean Study Bible
Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land, marched up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years.

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

New King James Version
Now the king of Assyria went throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years.

New American Standard Bible
Then the king of Assyria invaded the entire land, and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years.

NASB 1995
Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land and went up to Samaria and besieged it three years.

NASB 1977
Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land and went up to Samaria and besieged it three years.

Amplified Bible
Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land [of Israel] and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years.

Christian Standard Bible
The king of Assyria invaded the whole land, marched up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land, marched up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King of Assyria came up against all the land and came up to Samaria and he encamped against it three years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king of the Assyrians went up against all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years.

Contemporary English Version
Shalmaneser invaded Israel and attacked the city of Samaria for three years,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went through all the land: and going up to Samaria, he besieged it three years.

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

Good News Translation
Then Shalmaneser invaded Israel and besieged Samaria. In the third year of the siege,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the king of Assyria attacked the entire country. He attacked Samaria and blockaded it for three years.

International Standard Version
After this, the king of Assyria invaded the entire land, approached Samaria, and began a three year siege.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.

Literal Standard Version
And the king of Asshur goes up into all the land, and he goes up to Samaria, and lays siege against it [for] three years;

NET Bible
The king of Assyria marched through the whole land. He attacked Samaria and besieged it for three years.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Asshur goeth up into all the land, and he goeth up to Samaria, and layeth siege against it three years;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
5Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land, marched up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years. 6In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and carried away the Israelites to Assyria, where he settled them in Halah, in Gozan by the Habor River, and in the cities of the Medes.…

Cross References
2 Kings 17:4
But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea had conspired to send envoys to King So of Egypt, and that he had not paid tribute to the king of Assyria as in previous years. Therefore the king of Assyria arrested Hoshea and put him in prison.

Hosea 13:16
Samaria will bear her guilt because she has rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.


Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

2 Kings 18:9
And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.

three years

2 Kings 25:1-3
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about…

Jeremiah 52:4,5
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about…









(5) Then (and) the king of Assyria came up . . . and besieged it three years.--Sargon states that he took Samaria (Samerna) in his first year. Shalmaneser therefore had besieged the city some two years before his death.

The brief narrative before us does not discriminate between the respective shares of the two Assyrian sovereigns in the overthrow of the kingdom of Israel, but it is noticeable that it does not say that Shalmaneser "besieged Samaria three years," and "took Samaria." (Comp. 2Kings 18:11.)

Verse 5. - Then the King of Assyria - rather, and the King of Assyria - came up throughout all the land - i.e., with an army that spread itself at once over the whole land, that came to conquer, not merely to strike a blow, and obtain submission, as on the former occasion (see ver. 3, and the comment) - and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. From some time in Hoshea's seventh year (2 Kings 18:9) to some time in his ninth (2 Kings 18:10). According to the Hebrew mode of reckoning, parts of years are counted as years; and thus the siege need not have lasted much over a year, though it may have been extended to nearly three years. In either case, there was ample time for Shabak to have brought up his forces, had he been so minded; and his failure to do so, or in any way to succor his ally, showed how little reliance was to be placed on Egyptian promises (comp. 2 Kings 18:21).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Assyria
אַשּׁ֖וּר (’aš·šūr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 804: Ashshur

invaded
וַיַּ֥עַל (way·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the whole
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

land,
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

marched up
וַיַּ֙עַל֙ (way·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to Samaria,
שֹׁמְר֔וֹן (šō·mə·rō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8111: Samaria -- capital of northern kingdom of Israel

and besieged
וַיָּ֥צַר (way·yā·ṣar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6696: To confine, bind, besiege

it
עָלֶ֖יהָ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

for three
שָׁלֹ֥שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

years.
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year


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