2 Kings 17:3
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English Standard Version
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria. And Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute.

King James Bible
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.

American Standard Version
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and brought him tribute.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Against him came up Salmanasar king of the Assyrians, and Osee became his servant, and paid him tribute.

English Revised Version
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and brought him presents.

Webster's Bible Translation
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.

2 Kings 17:3 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Ahaz also laid his hand upon the other costly vessels of the court of the temple. He broke off the panels of the Solomonian stands, which were ornamented with artistic carving, and removed the basins from the stands, and took the brazen sea from the brazen oxen upon which they stood, and placed it upon a stone pavement. The ו before את־הכּיּר can only have crept into the text through a copyist's error, and the singular must be taken distributively: he removed from them (the stands) every single basin. אבנים מרצפת (without the article) is not the stone pavement of the court of the temple, but a pedestal made of stones (βάσις λιθίνη, lxx) for the brazen sea. The reason why, or the object with which Ahaz mutilated these sacred vessels, is not given. The opinion expressed by Ewald, Thenius, and others, that Ahaz made a present to Tiglath-pileser with the artistically wrought panels of the stands, the basins, and the oxen of the brazen sea, is not only improbable in itself, since you would naturally suppose that if Ahaz had wished to make a "valuable and very welcome present" to the Assyrian king, he would have chosen some perfect stands with their basins for this purpose, and not merely the panels and basins; but it has not the smallest support in the biblical text, - on the contrary, it has the context against it. For, in the first place, if the objects named had been sent to Tiglath-pileser, this would certainly have been mentioned, as well as the sending of the temple and palace treasures. And, again, the mutilation of these vessels is placed between the erection of the new altar which was constructed after the Damascene model, and other measures which Ahaz adopted as a protection against the king of Assyria (2 Kings 16:18). Now if Ahaz, on his return from visiting Tiglath-pileser at Damascus, had thought it necessary to send another valuable present to that king in order to secure his permanent friendship, he would hardly have adopted the measures described in the next verse.

2 Kings 17:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Shalmaneser This was the son and successor of Tiglath-pileser: he reigned

14 years, from A.M.

3276 to

3290

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...

Hosea 10:14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be spoiled...

Shalman
king of Assyria

2 Kings 15:19,29 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver...

2 Kings 16:7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I am your servant and your son: come up...

2 Kings 18:13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah...

2 Kings 19:36,37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelled at Nineveh...

Isaiah 7:7,8 Thus said the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass...

Isaiah 10:5,6,11,12 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation...

and Hoshea

2 Kings 16:8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house...

2 Kings 18:14-16,31 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me...

gave [heb] rendered
presents. or, tribute

2 Samuel 8:2,6 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death...

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:2
And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

2 Kings 17:2
And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

2 Kings 17:4
But 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.

2 Kings 18:9
In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it,

Nehemiah 9:32
"Now, therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love, let not all the hardship seem little to you that has come upon us, upon our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria until this day.

Ezekiel 23:5
"Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors

Hosea 10:4
They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

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