Shallum becomes the king of Israel
13 Jabesh's son Shallum became the king of Israel when Uzziah had been king of Judah for 39 years. He ruled as king in Samaria for one month. 14 Then Gadi's son Menahem went from Tirzah up to Samaria. He attacked King Shallum and he killed him. Menahem became king of Israel instead.
15 The other things that happened while Shallum was king are written in a book. The book is called ‘The History of Israel's Kings’. It tells about the plan that he made to kill Shallum. 16 At that time, when Menahem came from Tirzah, he attacked the city called Tiphsah. The people who lived there refused to let him go into their city. So he killed them all. He even cut open the pregnant women.