In the nineandthirtiethyear of Azariahking of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned tenyears in Samaria.18
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin .
And Pul the king of Assyriacame against the land: and MenahemgavePul a thousandtalents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.20
And Menahemexacteda the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of eachmanfiftyshekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back , and stayed not there in the land.21
And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did , are they not written in the book of the chroniclesof the kings of Israel?22
And Menahemslept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his sonreigned in his stead.
In the fiftiethyear of Azariahking of JudahPekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.24
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin .
But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king'shouse, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fiftymen of the Gileadites : and he killed him, and reigned in his room.
And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did , behold, they are written in the book of the chroniclesof the kings of Israel.27
In the twoandfiftiethyear of Azariahking of JudahPekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twentyyears.