2 Kings 15:19; 2 Kings 17:3; Hosea 8:9

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.

yAgainst him came up zShalmaneser king of Assyria. And Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute.

For rthey have gone up to Assyria,

sa wild donkey wandering alone;

Ephraim has hired lovers.