The king of Assyria complied by attacking Damascus(A) and capturing it. He deported its inhabitants to Kir(B) and put Rezin to death.

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Samaria Resettled

24 The king of Assyria(A) brought people from Babylon, Kuthah, Avva, Hamath and Sepharvaim(B) and settled them in the towns of Samaria to replace the Israelites. They took over Samaria and lived in its towns.

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Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. They conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim[a] and all the store cities of Naphtali.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 16:4 Also known as Abel Beth Maakah

The head of Ephraim is Samaria,(A)
    and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son.
If you do not stand(B) firm in your faith,(C)
    you will not stand at all.’”(D)

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[a]Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom(A) for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,(B) but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1 is numbered 8:23, and 9:2-21 is numbered 9:1-20.

    ‘Has not Kalno(A) fared like Carchemish?(B)
Is not Hamath(C) like Arpad,(D)
    and Samaria(E) like Damascus?(F)

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10 As my hand seized the kingdoms of the idols,(A)
    kingdoms whose images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria—

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Woe to the Leaders of Ephraim and Judah

28 Woe(A) to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim’s(B) drunkards,
    to the fading flower, his glorious beauty,
set on the head of a fertile valley(C)
    to that city, the pride of those laid low by wine!(D)

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19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad?(A) Where are the gods of Sepharvaim?(B) Have they rescued Samaria(C) from my hand?

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18 “It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste all these peoples and their lands.(A)

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