In the thirty-ninth year of Judah's King Azariah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel; [he reigned] 10 years in Samaria.
He did what was evil in the Lord's sight. Throughout his reign, he did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.
Pula king of Assyria invaded the land, so Menahem gave Pul 75,000 poundsb of silver so that Pul would support him to strengthen his grip on the kingdom.
Then Menahem exacted 20 ouncesc of silver from each of the wealthy men of Israel to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and did not stay there in the land.
The rest of the events of Menahem's [reign], along with all his accomplishments, are written about in the Historical Record of Israel's Kings.
Menahem rested with his fathers, and his son Pekahiah became king in his place.