In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria(A) captured Samaria(B) and deported(C) the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan(D) on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.

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13 The Lord said, “In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them.”(A)

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They will not remain(A) in the Lord’s land;
    Ephraim will return to Egypt(B)
    and eat unclean food in Assyria.(C)

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12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine
    and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.(A)

13 “Now then, I will crush you
    as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.(B)

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