2 Kings 15:15-25 NIV

15 The other events of Shallum's reign, and the conspiracy he led, are written in the book of the annals1 of the kings of Israel.

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16 At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah2 and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open3 their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.

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Menahem King of Israel

17 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.

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      18 He did evil4 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.

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      19 Then Pula5 king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talentsb of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom.

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        • e 15:19 - Also called "Tiglath-Pileser"
        • f 15:19 - That is, about 37 tons (about 34 metric tons)
          20 Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy man had to contribute fifty shekelsc of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew6 and stayed in the land no longer.

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            • g 15:20 - That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram)
              21 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?
              22 Menahem rested with his fathers. And Pekahiah his son succeeded him as king.

              Pekahiah King of Israel

              23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned two years.

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                  24 Pekahiah did evil7 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.

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                  25 One of his chief officers, Pekah8 son of Remaliah, conspired against him. Taking fifty men of Gilead with him, he assassinated9 Pekahiah, along with Argob and Arieh, in the citadel of the royal palace at Samaria. So Pekah killed Pekahiah and succeeded him as king.

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