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Pekah King of Israel

27 Pekah son of Remaliah became king over Israel in Samaria during Uzziah’s [C also called Azariah] fifty-second year as king of Judah. Pekah ·ruled [reigned] twenty years, 28 and he did ·what the Lord said was wrong [L evil in the eyes/sight of the Lord]. Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to sin, and Pekah did not ·stop doing [depart/turn away from] the same sins.

29 Tiglath-pileser [C also called Pul; 15:19] was king of Assyria. He attacked while Pekah was king of Israel, capturing the cities of Ijon, Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, and Hazor. He also captured Gilead and Galilee and all the land of Naphtali and carried the people away to Assyria as captives.

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