In the 1thirty-ninthyear of Azariahking of Judah, Menahemson of GadibecamekingoverIsrael and reigned tenyears in Samaria.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD ; he did not departall his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israelsin.
192Pul, king of Assyria, cameagainst the land, and MenahemgavePul a thousandtalents of silver so that his hand might be with him to 3strengthen the kingdomaunder his rule.
Then Menahemexacted the money from Israel, even from all the mightymen of wealth, from eachmanfiftyshekels of silver to pay the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyriareturned and did not remainthere in the land.
Now the rest of the acts of Menahem and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel ?
And Menahemslept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his sonbecameking in his place.