For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the Lord, and
out of the house of the king, and of the princes
A part out of the treasures of the temple, and a part out of his own treasures, and another which he levied upon his nobles:
and gave it unto the king of Assyria;
sent it to him as a present, to engage him on his side, and assist him against his enemies, ( 2 Kings 16:10-16 )
but he helped him not; (See Gill on 2 Chronicles 28:20).