17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi became king over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria. 18 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. 19 oPul 5king of Assyria came against the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his 6hand might be with him to pstrengthen the kingdom under his control. 20 And Menahem qexacted 7the money from Israel, from all the very wealthy, from each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and did not stay there in the land.
21 Now the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 22 So Menahem 8rested with his fathers. Then Pekahiah his son reigned in his place.
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