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14 King Hezekiah of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, “I have violated our treaty.[a] If you leave, I will do whatever you demand.”[b] So the king of Assyria demanded that King Hezekiah of Judah pay 300 talents[c] of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15 Hezekiah gave him all the silver in[d] the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the royal palace.

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  1. 2 Kings 18:14 tn Or “I have done wrong.”
  2. 2 Kings 18:14 tn Heb “Return from upon me; what you place upon me, I will carry.”
  3. 2 Kings 18:14 tn The Hebrew term כִּכָּר (kikkar, “circle”) refers generally to something that is round. When used of metals it can refer to a disk-shaped weight made of the metal or to a standard unit of weight, generally regarded as a talent. Since the accepted weight for a talent of metal is about 75 pounds, this would have amounted to about 22,500 pounds of silver and 2,250 pounds of gold.
  4. 2 Kings 18:15 tn Heb “that was found.”