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 2 Kings 15:17 - 21
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 15
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria ten years.
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD. During his entire reign he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Pul F43 king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talents F44 of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom.
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy man had to contribute fifty shekels F45 of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and stayed in the land no longer.
 
15:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As for the other events of Menahem's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
 

FOOTNOTES:
F43 Also called Tiglath-Pileser
F44 That is, about 37 tons (about 34 metric tons)
F45 That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram)

 
 

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