37And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.H4428H2396H8085H7167H899H3680H8242H935H1004H30682And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.H7971H471H1004H7644H5608H2205H3548H3680H8242H3470H5030H1121H5313And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.H559H559H2396H3117H3117H6869H8433H5007H1121H935H4866H3581H32054It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.H3068H430H8085H1697H7262H4428H804H113H7971H2778H2416H430H3198H1697H3068H430H8085H5375H8605H7611H46725So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.H5650H4428H2396H935H34706And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.H3470H559H559H113H559H3068H3372H6440H1697H8085H5288H4428H804H14427Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.H5414H7307H8085H8052H7725H776H5307H2719H776
Sennacherib’s Threat and Hezekiah’s Prayer
8So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.H7262H7725H4672H4428H804H3898H3841H8085H5265H39239And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,H8085H559H8640H4428H3568H3318H3898H8085H7971H4397H2396H55910Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.H559H2396H4428H3063H559H430H982H5377H559H3389H5414H3027H4428H80411Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?H8085H4428H804H6213H776H2763H533712Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?H430H1471H5337H1H7843H1470H2771H7530H1121H5729H851513Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?H4428H2574H4428H774H4428H5892H5617H2012H575514And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.H2396H3947H5612H3027H4397H7121H2396H5927H1004H3068H6566H6440H306815And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,H2396H6419H3068H55916O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.H3068H6635H430H3478H3427H3742H430H4467H776H6213H8064H77617Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.H5186H241H3068H8085H6491H5869H3068H7200H8085H1697H5576H7971H2778H2416H43018Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,H551H3068H4428H804H2717H776H77619And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.H5414H430H784H430H4639H120H3027H6086H68H620Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.H3068H430H3467H3027H4467H776H3045H3068
The Word of the Lord Concerning Sennacherib
21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:H3470H1121H531H7971H2396H559H559H3068H430H3478H6419H5576H4428H80422This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.H1697H3068H1696H1330H1323H6726H959H3932H1323H3389H5128H7218H31023Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.H2778H1442H7311H6963H5375H5869H4791H6918H347824By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.H3027H5650H2778H136H559H7230H7393H5927H4791H2022H3411H3844H3772H6967H730H4005H1265H935H4791H7093H3293H376025I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.H6979H8354H4325H3709H6471H2717H2975H469326Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.H8085H7350H6213H6924H3117H3335H935H7582H1219H5892H5327H153027Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.H3427H7116H3027H2865H954H6212H7704H3419H1877H2682H1406H7709H6440H705428But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.H3045H3427H3318H935H726429Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.H7264H7600H5927H241H7760H2397H639H4964H8193H7725H1870H93530And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.H226H398H8141H5599H8145H8141H7823H7992H8141H2232H7114H5193H3754H398H652931And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:H7604H6413H1004H3063H3254H8328H4295H6213H6529H460532For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.H3389H3318H7611H6413H2022H6726H7068H3068H6635H621333Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.H559H3068H4428H804H935H5892H3384H2671H6923H4043H8210H555034By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.H1870H935H7725H935H5892H5002H306835For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.H1598H5892H3467H5650H1732
Sennacherib’s Defeat and Death
36Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.H4397H3068H3318H5221H4264H804H3967H8084H2568H505H7925H1242H4191H629737So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.H5576H4428H804H5265H3212H7725H3427H521038And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.H7812H1004H5268H430H152H8272H1121H5221H2719H4422H776H780H634H1121H4427
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