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2 Kings 17:3

    2 Kings 17:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Against him came up Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, and Hoshea became his servant and sent him offerings.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for 2 Kings 17:3

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 17:3

    Shalmaneser - This was the son and successor of Tiglath-pileser. He is called Shalman by Hosea, Hosea 10:14, and Enemessar, in the book of Tobit, 1:2.

    Gave him presents - Became tributary to him.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 17:3

    Of Shalmaneser, the successor of Tiglath-pileser in the Assyrian Canon, we know little from Assyrian sources, since his records have been mutilated by his successors, the Sargonids, who were of a wholly different family. The archives of Tyre mention him as contemporary with, and warring against, a Tyrian king named Elulaeus. The expedition, referred to here, was probably in the first year of Shalmaneser (727 B.C.). Its main object was the reduction of Phoenicia, which had re-asserted its independence, but (except Tyre) was once more completely reduced. Shalmaneser probably passed on from Phoenicia into Galilee, where he attacked and took Beth-arbel (Arbela of Josephus, now Irbid), treating it with great severity Hosea 10:14, in order to alarm Hoshea, who immediately submitted, and became tributary (see the marginal rendering and 1 Kings 4:21 note). Shalmaneser then returned into Assyria.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 17:3

    17:3 Shalmaneser - The son, or successor of Tiglath - pileser. The ancient Hebrew writers made him the same with Sennacherib, who eight years after this time, invaded the kingdom of Judah; it being very frequent in the Eastern parts, for one man to be called by several names. Josephus affirms, that he met with his name in the annals of the Tyrians, which were extant in his days. He came against him, either because he denied the tribute which he had promised to pay; or that he might make him tributary.