2 Kings 15:20

Overview - 2 Kings 15
Azariah's good reign.
He dying a leper, Jotham succeeds.
Zachariah the last of Jehu's generation, reigning ill, is slain by Shallum.
13 Shallum, reigning a month, is slain by Menahem.
16 Menahem strengthens himself by Pul.
21 Pekahiah succeeds him.
23 Pekahiah is slain by Pekah.
27 Pekah is oppressed by Tiglath-pileser, and slain by Hoshea.
32 Jotham's good reign.
36 Ahaz succeeds him.
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2 Kings 15:20  (King James Version)
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.


Hebrew caused to come forth. the mighty.
Ruth 2:1 ; 2 Samuel 19:32 ; Job 1:3

of each man, etc
Or, rather, as Bishop Patrick renders, "to give to the king of Assyria fifty shekels of silver for each man," i
e., in his army. It may be supposed, that Menahem compelled "the mighty men of wealth" to give much more a-piece than this sum, (somewhat about 5. sterling each) and each of them in some
proportion to his affluence.* stayed not.
29 17:3,4 18:14-17