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Isaiah 37
New American Standard Bible

Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah’s Help

37And when King Hezekiah heard [it], he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the LORD.H4428H2396H8085H7167H899H3680H8242H935H1004H3068 2Then he sent Eliakim who was over the household with Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.H7971H471H1004H7644H5608H2205H3548H3680H8242H3470H5030H1121H531 3And they said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke, and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.H559H559H2396H3117H3117H6869H8433H5007H1121H935H4866H3581H3205 4'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.' "H3068H430H8085H1697H7262H4428H804H113H7971H2778H2416H430H3198H1697H3068H430H8085H5375H8605H7611H4672 5So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.H5650H4428H2396H935H3470 6And Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall say to your master, 'Thus says the LORD," Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.H3470H559H559H113H559H3068H3372H6440H1697H8085H5288H4428H804H1442 7"Behold, I will put a spirit in him so that he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land. And I will make him fall by the sword in his own land." '"H5414H7307H8085H8052H7725H776H5307H2719H776 8Then Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he had heard that the king had left Lachish.H7262H7725H4672H4428H804H3898H3841H8085H5265H3923 9When he heard [them] say concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, "He has come out to fight against you," and when he heard [it] he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,H8085H559H8640H4428H3568H3318H3898H8085H7971H4397H2396H559 10"Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of Judah, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying," Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. "H559H2396H4428H3063H559H430H982H5377H559H3389H5414H3027H4428H804 11'Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, destroying them completely. So will you be spared?H8085H4428H804H6213H776H2763H5337 12'Did the gods of those nations which my fathers have destroyed deliver them, [even] Gozan and Haran and Rezeph and the sons of Eden who [were] in Telassar?H430H1471H5337H1H7843H1470H2771H7530H1121H5729H8515 13'Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, [and of] Hena and Ivvah?' "H4428H2574H4428H774H4428H5892H5617H2012H5755

Hezekiah’s Prayer in the Temple

14Then Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.H2396H3947H5612H3027H4397H7121H2396H5927H1004H3068H6566H6440H3068 15And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD saying,H2396H6419H3068H559 16"O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who art enthroned [above] the cherubim, Thou art the God, Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou hast made heaven and earth.H3068H6635H430H3478H3427H3742H430H4467H776H6213H8064H776 17"Incline Thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open Thine eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent [them] to reproach the living God.H5186H241H3068H8085H6491H5869H3068H7200H8085H1697H5576H7971H2778H2416H430 18"Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated all the countries and their lands,H551H3068H4428H804H2717H776H776 19and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.H5414H430H784H430H4639H120H3027H6086H68H6 20"And now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that Thou alone, LORD, art God."H3068H430H3467H3027H4467H776H3045H3068

God Answers through Isaiah

21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent [word] to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Because you have prayed to Me about Sennacherib king of Assyria,H3470H1121H531H7971H2396H559H559H3068H430H3478H6419H5576H4428H804 22this is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "She has despised you and mocked you, The virgin daughter of Zion; She has shaken [her] head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!H1697H3068H1696H1330H1323H6726H959H3932H1323H3389H5128H7218H310 23"Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised [your] voice, And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!H2778H1442H7311H6963H5375H5869H4791H6918H3478 24"Through your servants you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, 'With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars [and] its choice cypresses. And I will go to its highest peak, its thickest forest.H3027H5650H2778H136H559H7230H7393H5927H4791H2022H3411H3844H3772H6967H730H4005H1265H935H4791H7093H3293H3760 25'I dug [wells] and drank waters, And with the sole of my feet I dried up All the rivers of Egypt.'H6979H8354H4325H3709H6471H2717H2975H4693 26"Have you not heard? Long ago I did it, From ancient times I planned it. Now I have brought it to pass, That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.H8085H7350H6213H6924H3117H3335H935H7582H1219H5892H5327H1530 27"Therefore their inhabitants were short of strength, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were [as] the vegetation of the field and [as] the green herb, [As] grass on the housetops is scorched before it is grown up.H3427H7116H3027H2865H954H6212H7704H3419H1877H2682H1406H7709H6440H7054 28"But I know your sitting down, And your going out and your coming in, And your raging against Me.H3045H3427H3318H935H7264 29"Because of your raging against Me, And because your arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose, And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way which you came.H7264H7600H5927H241H7760H2397H639H4964H8193H7725H1870H935 30"Then this shall be the sign for you: you shall eat this year what grows of itself, in the second year what springs from the same, and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.H226H398H8141H5599H8145H8141H7823H7992H8141H2232H7114H5193H3754H398H6529 31"And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward.H7604H6413H1004H3063H3254H8328H4295H6213H6529H4605 32"For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of Mount Zion survivors. The zeal of the LORD of hosts shall perform this." 'H3389H3318H7611H6413H2022H6726H7068H3068H6635H6213 33"Therefore, thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, ' He shall not come to this city, or shoot an arrow there; neither shall he come before it with a shield, nor throw up a mound against it.H559H3068H4428H804H935H5892H3384H2671H6923H4043H8210H5550 34'By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come to this city,' declares the LORD.H1870H935H7725H935H5892H5002H3068 35'For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.' "H1598H5892H3467H5650H1732

Assyrians Destroyed

36Then the angel of the LORD went out, and struck 1850000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were dead.H4397H3068H3318H5221H4264H804H3967H8084H2568H505H7925H1242H4191H6297 37So Sennacherib, king of Assyria, departed and returned [home], and lived at Nineveh.H5576H4428H804H5265H3212H7725H3427H5210 38And it came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons killed him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.H7812H1004H5268H430H152H8272H1121H5221H2719H4422H776H780H634H1121H4427


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