2 Kings 15:14

14 Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated him and succeeded him as king.

2 Kings 15:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
ESV
14 Then Menahem the son of Gadi came up from Tirzah and came to Samaria, and he struck down Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria and put him to death and reigned in his place.
NLT
14 Then Menahem son of Gadi went to Samaria from Tirzah and assassinated him, and he became the next king.
MSG
14 Menahem son of Gadi came up from Tirzah to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh and killed him. He then became king.
CSB
14 Then Menahem son of Gadi came up from Tirzah to Samaria and struck down Shallum son of Jabesh there. He killed him and became king in his place.

2 Kings 15:14 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 15:14

For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah
A city in the tribe of Manasseh, the royal city of the kings of Israel before Omri, of which (See Gill on Joshua 12:24), whether Menahem was of this city, or was now besieging it with an army he had the command of, as Josephus F18 suggests, is not certain; however, hearing what had befallen Zachariah, he came from hence: and came to Samaria; which, according to Bunting F19, was six miles from Tirzah:

and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and
reigned in his stead;
judging he had as good a right to the throne as Shallum had.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 9. c. 11. sect. 1.)
F19 Travels p. 169.

2 Kings 15:14 In-Context

12 So the word of the LORD spoken to Jehu was fulfilled: “Your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”
13 Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned in Samaria one month.
14 Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated him and succeeded him as king.
15 The other events of Shallum’s reign, and the conspiracy he led, are written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel.
16 At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Kings 15:33; 1 Kings 14:17
  • 2. S 2 Kings 12:20