Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
For the Lord has said, Your disease may not be made well and your wound is bitter.
For her wounds may not be made well: for it has come even to Judah, stretching up to the doorway of my people, even to Jerusalem.
And Ephraim is like a foolish dove, without wisdom; they send out their cry to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
And they will take it to Assyria and give it to the great king; shame will come on Ephraim, and Israel will be shamed because of its image.
Ephraim's food is the wind, and he goes after the east wind: deceit and destruction are increasing day by day; they make an agreement with Assyria, and take oil into Egypt.
2 Kings 15:19
In his day, Pul, the king of Assyria, came up against the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver so that he might let him keep the kingdom.
2 Kings 16:7
So Ahaz sent representatives to Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, saying, I am your servant and your son; come to my help against the kings of Aram and Israel who have taken up arms against me.
2 Chronicles 28:16
At that time King Ahaz sent for help to the king of Assyria.
2 Chronicles 28:20
Then Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, came to him, but was a cause of trouble and not of strength to him.
Why are you crying for help because of your wound? for your pain may never be taken away: because your evil-doing was so great and because your sins were increased, I have done these things to you.