In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned six months.
He did evil1 in the eyes of the LORD, as his fathers had done. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He attacked him in front of the people,a assassinated2 him and succeeded him as king.
The other events of Zechariah's reign are written in the book of the annals3 of the kings of Israel.
So the word of the LORD spoken to Jehu was fulfilled:4 "Your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation."b
Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned in Samaria5 one month.
Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah6 up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated7 him and succeeded him as king.
The other events of Shallum's reign, and the conspiracy he led, are written in the book of the annals8 of the kings of Israel.
At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah9 and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open10 their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.
In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria ten years.
He did evil11 in the eyes of the LORD. During his entire reign he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.