And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house
of the Lord
Which Uzziah and Jotham had put there; for all that was found there in the times of Amaziah was taken away by Jehoash king of Israel, ( 2 Kings 14:14 )
and in the treasures of the king's house;
whatever gold and silver he had of his own:
and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria;
to obtain his help and assistance.