19 Then Pul[a](A) king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talents[b] of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom.

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  1. 2 Kings 15:19 Also called Tiglath-Pileser
  2. 2 Kings 15:19 That is, about 38 tons or about 34 metric tons

26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit(A) of Pul(B) king of Assyria (that is, Tiglath-Pileser(C) king of Assyria), who took the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh into exile. He took them to Halah,(D) Habor, Hara and the river of Gozan, where they are to this day.

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