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2 Kings 16:7-9

16:7 Ahaz sent messengers to King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your dependent. 1  March up and rescue me from the power 2  of the king of Syria and the king of Israel, who have attacked 3  me.” 16:8 Then Ahaz took the silver and gold that were 4  in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the royal palace and sent it as tribute 5  to the king of Assyria. 16:9 The king of Assyria responded favorably to his request; 6  he 7  attacked Damascus and captured it. He deported the people 8  to Kir and executed Rezin.

1 tn Heb “son.” Both terms (“servant” and “son”) reflect Ahaz’s subordinate position as Tiglath-pileser’s subject.

2 tn Heb “hand, palm.”

3 tn Heb “who have arisen against.”

4 tn Heb “that was found.”

5 tn Or “bribe money.”

6 tn Heb “listened to him.”

7 tn Heb “the king of Assyria.”

8 tn Heb “it.”

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