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 evil1 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, Pekah2 son of Remaliah, conspired against him. Taking fifty men of Gilead with him, he assassinated3 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, Pekah4 son of Remaliah5 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-Pileser6 king of Assyria came and took Ijon,7 Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh and Hazor. He took Gilead and Galilee, including all the land of Naphtali,8 and deported9 the people to Assyria.
Then Hoshea10 son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked and assassinated11 him, and then succeeded him as king in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.
As for the other events of Pekah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals12 of the kings of Israel?