Menahem Reigns in Israel
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.
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.
o Pul king of Assyria came against the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to p strengthen the kingdom under his control.
And Menahem q exacted the 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.
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?
So Menahem rested with his fathers. Then Pekahiah his son reigned in his place.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Chronicles 5:26
So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, that is, TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan to this day.
I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.
For they have gone up to Assyria, Like a wild donkey alone by itself; Ephraim has hired lovers.
2 Kings 14:5
Now it happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he executed his servants who had murdered his father the king.
2 Kings 23:35
So Jehoiakim gave the silver and gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give money according to the command of Pharaoh; he exacted the silver and gold from the people of the land, from every one according to his assessment, to give it to Pharaoh Necho.