Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy man had to contribute fifty shekelsa of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew1 and stayed in the land no longer.
As for the other events of Menahem's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
Menahem rested with his fathers. And Pekahiah his son succeeded him as king.
In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned two years.
Pekahiah did evil2 in the eyes of the LORD. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
One of his chief officers, Pekah3 son of Remaliah, conspired against him. Taking fifty men of Gilead with him, he assassinated4 Pekahiah, along with Argob and Arieh, in the citadel of the royal palace at Samaria. So Pekah killed Pekahiah and succeeded him as king.
The other events of Pekahiah's reign, and all he did, are written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel.
In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah5 son of Remaliah6 became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twenty years.
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
In the time of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser7 king of Assyria came and took Ijon,8 Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh and Hazor. He took Gilead and Galilee, including all the land of Naphtali,9 and deported10 the people to Assyria.
Then Hoshea11 son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked and assassinated12 him, and then succeeded him as king in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.