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 thus hath the LORD said, Thy breach is incurable, and thy sore is grievous.
For her wound is painful, for it is come unto Judah; it is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
Ephraim also was like a deceived dove, without understanding; they shall call to Egypt, they shall go to Assyria.
It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to King Jareb: Ephraim shall be ashamed, and Israel shall be confused at his own counsel.
Ephraim feeds on wind and follows after the east wind; he daily increases lies and desolation because they made a covenant with the Assyrians, and the oil is carried into Egypt.
2 Kings 15:19
And Pul, the king of Assyria, came against the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.
2 Kings 16:7
So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, saying, I am thy slave and thy son; come up and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria and out of the hand of the king of Israel, who have risen up against me.
2 Chronicles 28:16
At that time King Ahaz sent unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
2 Chronicles 28:20
And Tilgathpilneser, king of Assyria, came unto him, and distressed him but did not strengthen him.
Why dost thou cry out for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the greatness of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.