2 Kings 15:17-22 NIV

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 evil 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 Pula 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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        •  15:19 - Also called "Tiglath-Pileser"
        •  15:19 - That is, about 38 tons or about 34 metric tons
          20 Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy person had to contribute fifty shekelsc of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and stayed in the land no longer.

          References for 2 Kings 15:20

            • ‘ 15:20 - That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams
              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 ancestors. And Pekahiah his son succeeded him as king.