Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable , because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper .
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about .
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early , and gone forth , behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do ?
For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said , Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.
And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back , and stayed not there in the land.
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives , and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained , save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign , in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came , he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.
And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor , there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.