19 jPul1 the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave jPul a thousand talents2 of silver, that he might help him kto confirm his hold on the royal power.
3 yAgainst him came up zShalmaneser king of Assyria. And Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute.
9 For rthey have gone up to Assyria,
sa wild donkey wandering alone;
Ephraim has hired lovers.