Bible:2 Kings 19

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2 Kings 19 Text (WEB)
  1. It happened, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yahweh.
  2. He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
  3. They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of trouble, of rebuke, and of rejection; for the children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to deliver them.
  4. It may be Yahweh your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
  5. So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
  6. Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall tell your master, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Don't be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
  7. Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he will hear news, and will return to his own land. I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land."'"
  8. So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.
  9. When he heard it said of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, "Behold, he has come out to fight against you, he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,
  10. 'Thus you shall speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, "Don't let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
  11. Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly. Will you be delivered?
  12. Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were in Telassar?
  13. Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?"'"
  14. Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it. Then Hezekiah went up to the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh.
  15. Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sit [above] the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
  16. Incline your ear, Yahweh, and hear. Open your eyes, Yahweh, and see. Hear the words of Sennacherib, with which he has sent to defy the living God.
  17. Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands,
  18. and 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.
  19. Now therefore, Yahweh our God, save us, I beg you, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Yahweh, are God alone."
  20. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'Whereas you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard you.
  21. This is the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: "The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you and ridiculed you. The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
  22. Whom have you defied and blasphemed? Against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel.
  23. By your messengers you have defied the Lord, and have said, 'With the multitude of my chariots, I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, and its choice fir trees; and I will enter into his farthest lodging place, the forest of his fruitful field.
  24. I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet will I dry up all the rivers of Egypt.'
  25. Haven't you heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? Now have I brought it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
  26. Therefore their inhabitants were of small power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were like the grass of the field, and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops, and like grain blasted before it has grown up.
  27. But I know your sitting down, and your going out, and your coming in, and your raging against me.
  28. Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance has come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came."
  29. "'This shall be the sign to you: You shall eat this year that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs of the same; and in the third year sow, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat its fruit.
  30. The remnant that has escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
  31. For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go out, and out of Mount Zion those who shall escape. The zeal of Yahweh will perform this.'
  32. "Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria, 'He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
  33. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come to this city,' says Yahweh.
  34. 'For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
  35. It happened that night, that the angel of Yahweh went out, and struck one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
  36. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and lived at Nineveh.
  37. It happened, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Haddon his son reigned in his place.
2 Kings 19 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויהי כשמע המלך חזקיהו ויקרע את־בגדיו ויתכס בשק ויבא בית יהוה׃
  2. וישלח את־אליקים אשר־על־הבית ושבנא הספר ואת זקני הכהנים מתכסים בשקים אל־ישעיהו הנביא בן־אמוץ׃
  3. ויאמרו אליו כה אמר חזקיהו יום־צרה ותוכחה ונאצה היום הזה כי באו בנים עד־משבר וכח אין ללדה׃
  4. אולי ישמע יהוה אלהיך את כל־דברי רב־שקה אשר שלחו מלך־אשור אדניו לחרף אלהים חי והוכיח בדברים אשר שמע יהוה אלהיך ונשאת תפלה בעד השארית הנמצאה׃
  5. ויבאו עבדי המלך חזקיהו אל־ישעיהו׃
  6. ויאמר להם ישעיהו כה תאמרון אל־אדניכם כה אמר יהוה אל־תירא מפני הדברים אשר שמעת אשר גדפו נערי מלך־אשור אתי׃
  7. הנני נתן בו רוח ושמע שמועה ושב לארצו והפלתיו בחרב בארצו׃
  8. וישב רב־שקה וימצא את־מלך אשור נלחם על־לבנה כי שמע כי נסע מלכיש׃
  9. וישמע אל־תרהקה מלך־כוש לאמר הנה יצא להלחם אתך וישב וישלח מלאכים אל־חזקיהו לאמר׃
  10. כה תאמרון אל־חזקיהו מלך־יהודה לאמר אל־ישאך אלהיך אשר אתה בטח בו לאמר לא תנתן ירושלם ביד מלך אשור׃
  11. הנה אתה שמעת את אשר עשו מלכי אשור לכל־הארצות להחריםם ואתה תנצל׃
  12. ההצילו אתם אלהי הגוים אשר שחתו אבותי את־גוזן ואת־חרן ורצף ובני־עדן אשר בתלאשר׃
  13. איו מלך־חמת ומלך ארפד ומלך לעיר ספרוים הנע ועוה׃
  14. ויקח חזקיהו את־הספרים מיד המלאכים ויקראם ויעל בית יהוה ויפרשהו חזקיהו לפני יהוה׃ ף
  15. ויתפלל חזקיהו לפני יהוה ויאמר יהוה אלהי ישראל ישב הכרבים אתה־הוא האלהים לבדך לכל ממלכות הארץ אתה עשית את־השמים ואת־הארץ׃
  16. הטה יהוה אזנך ושמע פקח יהוה עיניך וראה ושמע את דברי סנחריב אשר שלחו לחרף אלהים חי׃
  17. אמנם יהוה החריבו מלכי אשור את־הגוים ואת־ארצם׃
  18. ונתנו את־אלהיהם באש כי לא אלהים המה כי אם־מעשה ידי־אדם עץ ואבן ויאבדום׃
  19. ועתה יהוה אלהינו הושיענו נא מידו וידעו כל־ממלכות הארץ כי אתה יהוה אלהים לבדך׃ ס
  20. וישלח ישעיהו בן־אמוץ אל־חזקיהו לאמר כה־אמר יהוה אלהי ישראל אשר התפללת אלי אל־סנחרב מלך־אשור שמעתי׃
  21. זה הדבר אשר־דבר יהוה עליו בזה לך לעגה לך בתולת בת־ציון אחריך ראש הניעה בת ירושלם׃
  22. את־מי חרפת וגדפת ועל־מי הרימות קול ותשא מרום עיניך על־קדוש ישראל׃
  23. ביד מלאכיך חרפת אדני ותאמר רכבי אני עליתי מרום הרים ירכתי לבנון ואכרת קומת ארזיו מבחור ברשיו ואבואה מלון קצה יער כרמלו׃
  24. אני קרתי ושתיתי מים זרים ואחרב בכף־פעמי כל יארי מצור׃
  25. הלא־שמעת למרחוק אתה עשיתי למימי קדם ויצרתיה עתה הביאתיה ותהי להשות גלים נצים ערים בצרות׃
  26. וישביהן קצרי־יד חתו ויבשו היו עשב שדה וירק דשא חציר גגות ושדפה לפני קמה׃
  27. ושבתך וצאתך ובאך ידעתי ואת התרגזך אלי׃
  28. יען התרגזך אלי ושאננך עלה באזני ושמתי חחי באפך ומתגי בשפתיך והשבתיך בדרך אשר־באת בה׃
  29. וזה־לך האות אכול השנה ספיח ובשנה השנית סחיש ובשנה השלישית זרעו וקצרו ונטעו כרמים ואכלו פרים׃
  30. ויספה פליטת בית־יהודה הנשארה שרש למטה ועשה פרי למעלה׃
  31. כי מירושלם תצא שארית ופליטה מהר ציון קנאת יהוה תעשה־זאת׃ ס
  32. לכן כה־אמר יהוה אל־מלך אשור לא יבא אל־העיר הזאת ולא־יורה שם חץ ולא־יקדמנה מגן ולא־ישפך עליה סללה׃
  33. בדרך אשר־יבא בה ישוב ואל־העיר הזאת לא יבא נאם־יהוה׃
  34. וגנותי אל־העיר הזאת להושיעה למעני ולמען דוד עבדי׃
  35. ויהי בלילה ההוא ויצא מלאך יהוה ויך במחנה אשור מאה שמונים וחמשה אלף וישכימו בבקר והנה כלם פגרים מתים׃
  36. ויסע וילך וישב סנחריב מלך־אשור וישב בנינוה׃
  37. ויהי הוא משתחוה בית נסרך אלהיו ואדרמלך ושראצר הכהו בחרב והמה נמלטו ארץ אררט וימלך אסר־חדן בנו תחתיו׃ ף
2 Kings 19 Text (Greek)
  1. και εγενετο ως ηκουσεν ο βασιλευς εζεκιας και διερρηξεν τα ιματια εαυτου και περιεβαλετο σακκον και εισηλθεν εις οικον
  2. και απεστειλεν ελιακιμ τον οικονομον και σομναν τον γραμματεα και τους πρεσβυτερους των ιερεων περιβεβλημενους σακκους προς ησαιαν τον προφητην υιον
  3. και ειπον προς αυτον ταδε λεγει εζεκιας ημερα θλιψεως και ελεγμου και παροργισμου η ημερα αυτη οτι ηλθον υιοι εως ωδινων και ισχυς ουκ εστιν τη
  4. ει πως εισακουσεται κυριος ο θεος σου παντας τους λογους ραψακου ον απεστειλεν αυτον βασιλευς ασσυριων ο κυριος αυτου ονειδιζειν θεον ζωντα και βλασφημειν εν λογοις οις ηκουσεν κυριος ο θεος σου και λημψη προσευχην περι του λειμματος του
  5. και ηλθον οι παιδες του βασιλεως εζεκιου προς
  6. και ειπεν αυτοις ησαιας ταδε ερειτε προς τον κυριον υμων ταδε λεγει κυριος μη φοβηθης απο των λογων ων ηκουσας ων εβλασφημησαν τα παιδαρια βασιλεως
  7. ιδου εγω διδωμι εν αυτω πνευμα και ακουσεται αγγελιαν και αποστραφησεται εις την γην αυτου και καταβαλω αυτον εν ρομφαια εν τη γη
  8. και επεστρεψεν ραψακης και ευρεν τον βασιλεα ασσυριων πολεμουντα επι λομνα οτι ηκουσεν οτι απηρεν απο
  9. και ηκουσεν περι θαρακα βασιλεως αιθιοπων λεγων ιδου εξηλθεν πολεμειν μετα σου και επεστρεψεν και απεστειλεν αγγελους προς εζεκιαν
  10. μη επαιρετω σε ο θεος σου εφ' ω συ πεποιθας επ' αυτω λεγων ου μη παραδοθη ιερουσαλημ εις χειρας βασιλεως
  11. ιδου συ ηκουσας παντα οσα εποιησαν βασιλεις ασσυριων πασαις ταις γαις του αναθεματισαι αυτας και συ
  12. μη εξειλαντο αυτους οι θεοι των εθνων ους διεφθειραν οι πατερες μου την τε γωζαν και την χαρραν και ραφες και υιους εδεμ τους εν
  13. που εστιν ο βασιλευς αιμαθ και ο βασιλευς αρφαδ και που εστιν σεπφαρουαιν ανα και
  14. και ελαβεν εζεκιας τα βιβλια εκ χειρος των αγγελων και ανεγνω αυτα και ανεβη εις οικον κυριου και ανεπτυξεν αυτα εζεκιας εναντιον
  15. και ειπεν κυριε ο θεος ισραηλ ο καθημενος επι των χερουβιν συ ει ο θεος μονος εν πασαις ταις βασιλειαις της γης συ εποιησας τον ουρανον και την
  16. κλινον κυριε το ους σου και ακουσον ανοιξον κυριε τους οφθαλμους σου και ιδε και ακουσον τους λογους σενναχηριμ ους απεστειλεν ονειδιζειν θεον
  17. οτι αληθεια κυριε ηρημωσαν βασιλεις ασσυριων τα
  18. και εδωκαν τους θεους αυτων εις το πυρ οτι ου θεοι εισιν αλλ' η εργα χειρων ανθρωπων ξυλα και λιθοι και απωλεσαν
  19. και νυν κυριε ο θεος ημων σωσον ημας εκ χειρος αυτου και γνωσονται πασαι αι βασιλειαι της γης οτι συ κυριος ο θεος
  20. και απεστειλεν ησαιας υιος αμως προς εζεκιαν λεγων ταδε λεγει κυριος ο θεος των δυναμεων ο θεος ισραηλ α προσηυξω προς με περι σενναχηριμ βασιλεως ασσυριων
  21. ουτος ο λογος ον ελαλησεν κυριος επ' αυτον εξουδενησεν σε και εμυκτηρισεν σε παρθενος θυγατηρ σιων επι σοι κεφαλην αυτης εκινησεν θυγατηρ
  22. τινα ωνειδισας και εβλασφημησας και επι τινα υψωσας φωνην και ηρας εις υψος τους οφθαλμους σου εις τον αγιον του
  23. εν χειρι αγγελων σου ωνειδισας κυριον και ειπας εν τω πληθει των αρματων μου εγω αναβησομαι εις υψος ορεων μηρους του λιβανου και εκοψα το μεγεθος της κεδρου αυτου τα εκλεκτα κυπαρισσων αυτου και ηλθον εις μελον τελους αυτου δρυμου καρμηλου
  24. εγω εψυξα και επιον υδατα αλλοτρια και εξηρημωσα τω ιχνει του ποδος μου παντας ποταμους
  25. επλασα αυτην νυν ηγαγον αυτην και εγενηθη εις επαρσεις αποικεσιων μαχιμων πολεις
  26. και οι ενοικουντες εν αυταις ησθενησαν τη χειρι επτηξαν και κατησχυνθησαν εγενοντο χορτος αγρου η χλωρα βοτανη χλοη δωματων και πατημα απεναντι
  27. και την καθεδραν σου και την εξοδον σου και την εισοδον σου εγνων και τον θυμον σου επ'
  28. δια το οργισθηναι σε επ' εμε και το στρηνος σου ανεβη εν τοις ωσιν μου και θησω τα αγκιστρα μου εν τοις μυκτηρσιν σου και χαλινον εν τοις χειλεσιν σου και αποστρεψω σε εν τη οδω η ηλθες εν
  29. και τουτο σοι το σημειον φαγη τουτον τον ενιαυτον αυτοματα και τω ετει τω δευτερω τα ανατελλοντα και ετι τριτω σπορα και αμητος και φυτεια αμπελωνων και φαγεσθε τον καρπον
  30. και προσθησει το διασεσωσμενον οικου ιουδα το υπολειφθεν ριζαν κατω και ποιησει καρπον
  31. οτι εξ ιερουσαλημ εξελευσεται καταλειμμα και ανασωζομενος εξ ορους σιων ο ζηλος κυριου των δυναμεων ποιησει
  32. ουχ ουτως ταδε λεγει κυριος προς βασιλεα ασσυριων ουκ εισελευσεται εις την πολιν ταυτην και ου τοξευσει εκει βελος και ου προφθασει αυτην θυρεος και ου μη εκχεη προς αυτην
  33. τη οδω η ηλθεν εν αυτη αποστραφησεται και εις την πολιν ταυτην ουκ εισελευσεται λεγει
  34. και υπερασπιω υπερ της πολεως ταυτης δι' εμε και δια δαυιδ τον δουλον
  35. και εγενετο εως νυκτος και εξηλθεν αγγελος κυριου και επαταξεν εν τη παρεμβολη των ασσυριων εκατον ογδοηκοντα πεντε χιλιαδας και ωρθρισαν το πρωι και ιδου παντες σωματα
  36. και απηρεν και επορευθη και απεστρεψεν σενναχηριμ βασιλευς ασσυριων και ωκησεν εν
  37. και εγενετο αυτου προσκυνουντος εν οικω νεσεραχ θεου αυτου και αδραμελεχ και σαρασαρ οι υιοι αυτου επαταξαν αυτον εν μαχαιρα και αυτοι εσωθησαν εις γην αραρατ και εβασιλευσεν ασορδαν ο υιος αυτου αντ'
2 Kings 19 Text (Latin)
  1. Quæ cum audisset Ezechias rex, scidit vestimenta sua, et opertus est sacco, ingressusque est domum Domini.
  2. Et misit Eliacim præpositum domus, et Sobnam scribam, et senes de sacerdotibus opertos saccis, ad Isaiam prophetam filium Amos.
  3. Qui dixerunt : Hæc dicit Ezechias : Dies tribulationis, et increpationis, et blasphemiæ dies iste : venerunt filii usque ad partum, et vires non habet parturiens.
  4. Si forte audiat Dominus Deus tuus universa verba Rabsacis, quem misit rex Assyriorum dominus suus, ut exprobraret Deum viventem, et argueret verbis, quæ audivit Dominus Deus tuus : et fac orationem pro reliquiis, quæ repertæ sunt.
  5. Venerunt ergo servi regis Ezechiæ ad Isaiam.
  6. Dixitque eis Isaias : Hæc dicetis domino vestro : Hæc dicit Dominus : Noli timere a facie sermonum, quos audisti, quibus blasphemaverunt pueri regis Assyriorum me.
  7. Ecce ego immittam ei spiritum, et audiet nuntium, et revertetur in terram suam, et dejiciam eum gladio in terra sua.
  8. Reversus est ergo Rabsaces, et invenit regem Assyriorum expugnantem Lobnam : audierat enim quod recessisset de Lachis.
  9. Cumque audisset de Tharaca rege Æthiopiæ, dicentes : Ecce, egressus est ut pugnet adversum te : et iret contra eum, misit nuntios ad Ezechiam, dicens :
  10. Hæc dicite Ezechiæ regi Juda : Non te seducat Deus tuus, in quo habes fiduciam : neque dicas : Non tradetur Jerusalem in manus regis Assyriorum.
  11. Tu enim ipse audisti quæ fecerunt reges Assyriorum universis terris, quomodo vastaverunt eas : num ergo solus poteris liberari ?
  12. Numquid liberaverunt dii gentium singulos, quos vastaverunt patres mei, Gozan videlicet, et Haran, et Reseph, et filios Eden, qui erant in Thelassar ?
  13. Ubi est rex Emath, et rex Arphad, et rex civitatis Sepharvaim, Ana, et Ava ?
  14. Itaque cum accepisset Ezechias litteras de manu nuntiorum, et legisset eas, ascendit in domum Domini, et expandit eas coram Domino,
  15. et oravit in conspectu ejus, dicens : Domine Deus Israël, qui sedes super cherubim, tu es Deus solus regum omnium terræ : tu fecisti cælum et terram.
  16. Inclina aurem tuam, et audi : aperi, Domine, oculos tuos, et vide : audi omnia verba Sennacherib, qui misit ut exprobraret nobis Deum viventem.
  17. Vere, Domine, dissipaverunt reges Assyriorum gentes, et terras omnium.
  18. Et miserunt deos eorum in ignem : non enim erant dii, sed opera manuum hominum ex ligno et lapide, et perdiderunt eos.
  19. Nunc igitur Domine Deus noster, salvos nos fac de manu ejus, ut sciant omnia regna terræ, quia tu es Dominus Deus solus.
  20. Misit autem Isaias filius Amos ad Ezechiam, dicens : Hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël : Quæ deprecatus es me super Sennacherib rege Assyriorum, audivi.
  21. Iste est sermo, quem locutus est Dominus de eo : Sprevit te, et subsannavit te, virgo filia Sion : post tergum tuum caput movit, filia Jerusalem.
  22. Cui exprobrasti, et quem blasphemasti ? contra quem exaltasti vocem tuam, et elevasti in excelsum oculos tuos ? contra Sanctum Israël.
  23. Per manum servorum tuorum exprobrasti Domino, et dixisti : In multitudine curruum meorum ascendi excelsa montium in summitate Libani, et succidi sublimes cedros ejus, et electas abietes illius. Et ingressus sum usque ad terminos ejus, et saltum Carmeli ejus
  24. ego succidi. Et bibi aquas alienas, et siccavi vestigiis pedum meorum omnes aquas clausas.
  25. Numquid non audisti quid ab initio fecerim ? Ex diebus antiquis plasmavi illud, et nunc adduxi : eruntque in ruinam collium pugnantium civitates munitæ.
  26. Et qui sedent in eis, humiles manu, contremuerunt et confusi sunt, facti sunt velut fœnum agri, et virens herba tectorum, quæ arefacta est antequam veniret ad maturitatem.
  27. Habitaculum tuum, et egressum tuum, et introitum tuum, et viam tuam ego præscivi, et furorem tuum contra me.
  28. Insanisti in me, et superbia tua ascendit in aures meas : ponam itaque circulum in naribus tuis, et camum in labiis tuis, et reducam te in viam, per quam venisti.
  29. Tibi autem, Ezechia, hoc erit signum : comede hoc anno quæ repereris : in secundo autem anno, quæ sponte nascuntur : porro in tertio anno seminate et metite : plantate vineas, et comedite fructum earum.
  30. Et quodcumque reliquum fuerit de domo Juda, mittet radicem deorsum, et faciet fructum sursum.
  31. De Jerusalem quippe egredientur reliquiæ, et quod salvetur de monte Sion : zelus Domini exercituum faciet hoc.
  32. Quam ob rem hæc dicit Dominus de rege Assyriorum : Non ingredietur urbem hanc, nec mittet in eam sagittam, nec occupabit eam clypeus, nec circumdabit eam munitio.
  33. Per viam, qua venit, revertetur : et civitatem hanc non ingredietur, dicit Dominus.
  34. Protegamque urbem hanc, et salvabo eam propter me, et propter David servum meum.
  35. Factum est igitur in nocte illa, venit angelus Domini, et percussit in castris Assyriorum centum octoginta quinque millia. Cumque diluculo surrexisset, vidit omnia corpora mortuorum : et recedens abiit,
  36. et reversus est Sennacherib rex Assyriorum, et mansit in Ninive.
  37. Cumque adoraret in templo Nesroch deum suum, Adramelech et Sarasar filii ejus percusserunt eum gladio, fugeruntque in terram Armeniorum, et regnavit Asarhaddon filius ejus pro eo.
2 Kings 19 Text (KJV)
  1. And 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.
  2. And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
  3. And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
  4. It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rab-shakeh, 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 are left.
  5. So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
  6. And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
  7. Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
  8. So Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
  9. And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
  10. Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
  11. Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?
  12. Have 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 Thelasar?
  13. Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
  14. And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
  15. And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
  16. LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
  17. Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
  18. And 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.
  19. Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.
  20. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
  21. This is the word that 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.
  22. Whom 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.
  23. By the messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
  24. I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
  25. Hast 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 fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
  26. Therefore 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.
  27. But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
  28. Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will 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.
  29. And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
  30. And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
  31. For 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.
  32. Therefore 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 shield, nor cast a bank against it.
  33. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
  34. For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
  35. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
  36. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
  37. And 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 Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.
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