Then Rezin1 king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem and besieged Ahaz, but they could not overpower him.
At that time, Rezin2 king of Aram recovered Elath3 for Aram by driving out the men of Judah. Edomites then moved into Elath and have lived there to this day.
Ahaz sent messengers to say to Tiglath-Pileser4 king of Assyria, "I am your servant and vassal. Come up and save5 me out of the hand of the king of Aram and of the king of Israel, who are attacking me."
And Ahaz took the silver and gold found in the temple of the LORD and in the treasuries of the royal palace and sent it as a gift6 to the king of Assyria.
The king of Assyria complied by attacking Damascus7 and capturing it. He deported its inhabitants to Kir8 and put Rezin to death.