Isaiah 37

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Isaiah 37 Text (WEB)
  1. It happened, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into Yahweh's house.
  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, and of rebuke, and of rejection; for the children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring forth.
  4. It may be Yahweh your God will hear 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, "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 was departed from Lachish.
  9. He heard news concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, "He has come out to fight against you." When he heard it, he sent messengers 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 won't 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. Shall you be delivered?
  12. Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the children of Eden who 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 Yahweh's house, and spread it before Yahweh.
  15. Hezekiah prayed to Yahweh, saying,
  16. "Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, who is enthroned among the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
  17. Turn your ear, Yahweh, and hear. Open your eyes, Yahweh, and behold. Hear all of the words of Sennacherib, who has sent to defy the living God.
  18. Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have destroyed all the countries and their land,
  19. 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.
  20. Now therefore, Yahweh our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are Yahweh, even you only."
  21. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'Because you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria,
  22. this is the word which 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.
  23. 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.
  24. By your servants, have you 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. I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice fir trees. I will enter into its farthest height, the forest of its fruitful field.
  25. I have dug and drunk water, and with the sole of my feet I will dry up all the rivers of Egypt."
  26. Have you not heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it in ancient times? Now I have brought it to pass, that it should be yours to destroy fortified cities, turning them into ruinous heaps.
  27. Therefore their inhabitants had little 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 a field before its crop has grown.
  28. But I know your sitting down, your going out, your coming in, and your raging against me.
  29. 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.
  30. This shall be the sign to you. You will eat this year that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs from the same; and in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.
  31. The remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah will again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
  32. For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go forth, and survivors will escape from Mount Zion. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.'
  33. Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria, 'He will not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither will he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
  34. By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come to this city,' says Yahweh.
  35. 'For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
  36. The angel of Yahweh went out and struck one hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the camp of the Assyrians. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
  37. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, went away, returned to Nineveh, and stayed there.
  38. It happened, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Haddon his son reigned in his place.
Isaiah 37 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויהי כשמע המלך חזקיהו ויקרע את־בגדיו ויתכס בשק ויבא בית יהוה׃
  2. וישלח את־אליקים אשר־על־הבית ואת שבנא הסופר ואת זקני הכהנים מתכסים בשקים אל־ישעיהו בן־אמוץ הנביא׃
  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 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 אליהם ישעיהו כה תאמרון אל־אדניכם כה אמר יהוה אל־תירא מפני הדברים אשר שמעת אשר גדפו נערי מלך־אשור אותי׃
  7. הנני נותן בו רוח ושמע שמועה ושב אל־ארצו והפלתיו בחרב בארצו׃
  8. וישב רב־שקה וימצא את־מלך אשור נלחם על־לבנה כי שמע כי נסע מלכיש׃
  9. וישמע על־תרהקה מלך־כוש לאמר יצא להלחם אתך וישמע וישלח מלאכים אל־חזקיהו לאמר׃
  10. כה תאמרון אל־חזקיהו מלך־יהודה לאמר אל־ישאכ אלהיך אשר אתה בוטח בו לאמר לא תנתן ירושלם ביד מלך אשור׃
  11. הנה אתה שמעת אשר עשו מלכי אשור לכל־הארצות להחריםם ואתה תנצל׃
  12. ההצילו אותם אלהי הגוים אשר השחיתו אבותי את־גוזן ואת־חרן ורצף ובני־עדן אשר בתלשר׃
  13. איה מלך־חמת ומלך ארפד ומלך לעיר ספרוים הנע ועוה׃
  14. ויקח חזקיהו את־הספרים מיד המלאכים ויקראהו ויעל בית יהוה ויפרשהו חזקיהו לפני יהוה׃
  15. ויתפלל חזקיהו אל־יהוה לאמר׃
  16. יהוה צבאות אלהי ישראל ישב הכרבים אתה־הוא האלהים לבדך לכל ממלכות הארץ אתה עשית את־השמים ואת־הארץ׃
  17. הטה יהוה אזנך ושמע פקח יהוה עינך וראה ושמע את כל־דברי סנחריב אשר שלח לחרף אלהים חי׃
  18. אמנם יהוה החריבו מלכי אשור את־כל־הארצות ואת־ארצם׃
  19. ונתן את־אלהיהם באש כי לא אלהים המה כי אם־מעשה ידי־אדם עץ ואבן ויאבדום׃
  20. ועתה יהוה אלהינו הושיענו מידו וידעו כל־ממלכות הארץ כי־אתה יהוה לבדך׃
  21. וישלח ישעיהו בן־אמוץ אל־חזקיהו לאמר כה־אמר יהוה אלהי ישראל אשר התפללת אלי אל־סנחריב מלך אשור׃
  22. זה הדבר אשר־דבר יהוה עליו בזה לך לעגה לך בתולת בת־ציון אחריך ראש הניעה בת ירושלם׃
  23. את־מי חרפת וגדפת ועל־מי הרימותה קול ותשא מרום עיניך אל־קדוש ישראל׃
  24. ביד עבדיך חרפת אדני ותאמר ברב רכבי אני עליתי מרום הרים ירכתי לבנון ואכרת קומת ארזיו מבחר ברשיו ואבוא מרום קצו יער כרמלו׃
  25. אני קרתי ושתיתי מים ואחרב בכף־פעמי כל יארי מצור׃
  26. הלוא־שמעת למרחוק אותה עשיתי מימי קדם ויצרתיה עתה הבאתיה ותהי להשאות גלים נצים ערים בצרות׃
  27. וישביהן קצרי־יד חתו ובשו היו עשב שדה וירק דשא חציר גגות ושדמה לפני קמה׃
  28. ושבתך וצאתך ובואך ידעתי ואת התרגזך אלי׃
  29. יען התרגזך אלי ושאננך עלה באזני ושמתי חחי באפך ומתגי בשפתיך והשיבתיך בדרך אשר־באת בה׃
  30. וזה־לך האות אכול השנה ספיח ובשנה השנית שחיס ובשנה השלישית זרעו וקצרו ונטעו כרמים פרים׃
  31. ויספה פליטת בית־יהודה הנשארה שרש למטה ועשה פרי למעלה׃
  32. כי מירושלם תצא שארית ופליטה מהר ציון קנאת יהוה צבאות תעשה־זאת׃ ס
  33. לכן כה־אמר יהוה אל־מלך אשור לא יבוא אל־העיר הזאת ולא־יורה שם חץ ולא־יקדמנה מגן ולא־ישפך עליה סללה׃
  34. בדרך אשר־בא בה ישוב ואל־העיר הזאת לא יבוא נאם־יהוה׃
  35. וגנותי על־העיר הזאת להושיעה למעני ולמען דוד עבדי׃ ס
  36. ויצא מלאך יהוה ויכה במחנה אשור מאה ושמנים וחמשה אלף וישכימו בבקר והנה כלם פגרים מתים׃
  37. ויסע וילך וישב סנחריב מלך־אשור וישב בנינוה׃
  38. ויהי הוא משתחוה בית נסרך אלהיו ואדרמלך ושראצר בניו הכהו בחרב והמה נמלטו ארץ אררט וימלך אסר־חדן בנו תחתיו׃ ס
Isaiah 37 Text (Greek)
  1. και εγενετο εν τω ακουσαι τον βασιλεα εζεκιαν εσχισεν τα ιματια και σακκον περιεβαλετο και ανεβη εις τον οικον
  2. και απεστειλεν ελιακιμ τον οικονομον και σομναν τον γραμματεα και τους πρεσβυτερους των ιερεων περιβεβλημενους σακκους προς ησαιαν υιον αμως τον
  3. και ειπαν αυτω ταδε λεγει εζεκιας ημερα θλιψεως και ονειδισμου και ελεγμου και οργης η σημερον ημερα οτι ηκει η ωδιν τη τικτουση ισχυν δε ουκ εχει του
  4. εισακουσαι κυριος ο θεος σου τους λογους ραψακου ους απεστειλεν βασιλευς ασσυριων ονειδιζειν θεον ζωντα και ονειδιζειν λογους ους ηκουσεν κυριος ο θεος σου και δεηθηση προς κυριον τον θεον σου περι των καταλελειμμενων
  5. και ηλθον οι παιδες του βασιλεως προς
  6. και ειπεν αυτοις ησαιας ουτως ερειτε προς τον κυριον υμων ταδε λεγει κυριος μη φοβηθης απο των λογων ων ηκουσας ους ωνειδισαν με οι πρεσβεις βασιλεως
  7. ιδου εγω εμβαλω εις αυτον πνευμα και ακουσας αγγελιαν αποστραφησεται εις την χωραν αυτου και πεσειται μαχαιρα εν τη γη
  8. και απεστρεψεν ραψακης και κατελαβεν πολιορκουντα τον βασιλεα λομναν και ηκουσεν βασιλευς ασσυριων
  9. εξηλθεν θαρακα βασιλευς αιθιοπων πολιορκησαι αυτον και ακουσας απεστρεψεν και απεστειλεν αγγελους προς εζεκιαν
  10. ουτως ερειτε εζεκια βασιλει της ιουδαιας μη σε απατατω ο θεος σου εφ' ω πεποιθως ει επ' αυτω λεγων ου μη παραδοθη ιερουσαλημ εις χειρας βασιλεως
  11. η ουκ ηκουσας α εποιησαν βασιλεις ασσυριων πασαν την γην ως
  12. μη ερρυσαντο αυτους οι θεοι των εθνων ους οι πατερες μου απωλεσαν την τε γωζαν και χαρραν και ραφες αι εισιν εν χωρα
  13. που εισιν οι βασιλεις αιμαθ και αρφαθ και πολεως σεπφαριμ αναγ
  14. και ελαβεν εζεκιας το βιβλιον παρα των αγγελων και ηνοιξεν αυτο εναντιον
  15. και προσευξατο εζεκιας προς κυριον
  16. κυριε σαβαωθ ο θεος ισραηλ ο καθημενος επι των χερουβιν συ θεος μονος ει πασης βασιλειας της οικουμενης συ εποιησας τον ουρανον και την
  17. εισακουσον κυριε εισβλεψον κυριε και ιδε τους λογους ους απεστειλεν σενναχηριμ ονειδιζειν θεον
  18. επ' αληθειας γαρ ηρημωσαν βασιλεις ασσυριων την οικουμενην ολην και την χωραν
  19. και ενεβαλον τα ειδωλα αυτων εις το πυρ ου γαρ θεοι ησαν αλλα εργα χειρων ανθρωπων ξυλα και λιθοι και απωλεσαν
  20. συ δε κυριε ο θεος ημων σωσον ημας εκ χειρος αυτων ινα γνω πασα βασιλεια της γης οτι συ ει ο θεος
  21. και απεσταλη ησαιας υιος αμως προς εζεκιαν και ειπεν αυτω ταδε λεγει κυριος ο θεος ισραηλ ηκουσα α προσηυξω προς με περι σενναχηριμ βασιλεως
  22. ουτος ο λογος ον ελαλησεν περι αυτου ο θεος εφαυλισεν σε και εμυκτηρισεν σε παρθενος θυγατηρ σιων επι σοι κεφαλην εκινησεν θυγατηρ
  23. τινα ωνειδισας και παρωξυνας η προς τινα υψωσας την φωνην σου και ουκ ηρας εις υψος τους οφθαλμους σου εις τον αγιον του
  24. οτι δι' αγγελων ωνειδισας κυριον συ γαρ ειπας τω πληθει των αρματων εγω ανεβην εις υψος ορεων και εις τα εσχατα του λιβανου και εκοψα το υψος της κεδρου αυτου και το καλλος της κυπαρισσου και εισηλθον εις υψος μερους του
  25. και εθηκα γεφυραν και ηρημωσα υδατα και πασαν συναγωγην
  26. ου ταυτα ηκουσας παλαι α εγω εποιησα εξ αρχαιων ημερων συνεταξα νυν δε επεδειξα εξερημωσαι εθνη εν οχυροις και ενοικουντας εν πολεσιν
  27. ανηκα τας χειρας και εξηρανθησαν και εγενοντο ως χορτος ξηρος επι δωματων και ως
  28. ο δε θυμος σου ον εθυμωθης και η πικρια σου ανεβη προς με και εμβαλω φιμον εις την ρινα σου και χαλινον εις τα χειλη σου και αποστρεψω σε τη οδω η ηλθες εν
  29. ο δε θυμος σου ον εθυμωθης και η πικρια σου ανεβη προς με και εμβαλω φιμον εις την ρινα σου και χαλινον εις τα χειλη σου και αποστρεψω σε τη οδω η ηλθες εν
  30. τουτο δε σοι το σημειον φαγε τουτον τον ενιαυτον α εσπαρκας τω δε ενιαυτω τω δευτερω το καταλειμμα τω δε τριτω σπειραντες αμησατε και φυτευσατε αμπελωνας και φαγεσθε τον καρπον
  31. και εσονται οι καταλελειμμενοι εν τη ιουδαια φυησουσιν ριζαν κατω και ποιησουσιν σπερμα
  32. οτι εξ ιερουσαλημ εξελευσονται οι καταλελειμμενοι και οι σωζομενοι εξ ορους σιων ο ζηλος κυριου σαβαωθ ποιησει
  33. δια τουτο ουτως λεγει κυριος επι βασιλεα ασσυριων ου μη εισελθη εις την πολιν ταυτην ουδε μη βαλη επ' αυτην βελος ουδε μη επιβαλη επ' αυτην θυρεον ουδε μη κυκλωση επ' αυτην
  34. αλλα τη οδω η ηλθεν εν αυτη αποστραφησεται ταδε λεγει
  35. υπερασπιω υπερ της πολεως ταυτης του σωσαι αυτην δι' εμε και δια δαυιδ τον παιδα
  36. και εξηλθεν αγγελος κυριου και ανειλεν εκ της παρεμβολης των ασσυριων εκατον ογδοηκοντα πεντε χιλιαδας και εξανασταντες το πρωι ευρον παντα τα σωματα
  37. και αποστραφεις απηλθεν βασιλευς ασσυριων και ωκησεν εν
  38. και εν τω αυτον προσκυνειν εν τω οικω νασαραχ τον παταχρον αυτου αδραμελεχ και σαρασαρ οι υιοι αυτου επαταξαν αυτον μαχαιραις αυτοι δε διεσωθησαν εις αρμενιαν και εβασιλευσεν ασορδαν ο υιος αυτου αντ'
Isaiah 37 Text (Latin)
  1. Et factum est, cum audisset rex Ezechias, scidit vestimenta sua, et obvolutus est sacco, et intravit in domum Domini.
  2. Et misit Eliacim, qui erat super domum, et Sobnam scribam, et seniores de sacerdotibus, opertos saccis, ad Isaiam, filium Amos, prophetam,
  3. et dixerunt ad eum : Hæc dicit Ezechias : Dies tribulationis, et correptionis, et blasphemiæ, dies hæc ; quia venerunt filii usque ad partum, et virtus non est pariendi.
  4. Si quomodo audiat Dominus Deus tuus verba Rabsacis, quem misit rex Assyriorum dominus suus ad blasphemandum Deum viventem et exprobrandum sermonibus quos audivit Dominus Deus tuus : leva ergo orationem pro reliquiis quæ repertæ sunt.
  5. Et venerunt servi regis Ezechiæ ad Isaiam.
  6. Et dixit ad eos Isaias : Hæc dicetis domino vestro : Hæc dicit Dominus : Ne timeas a facie verborum quæ audisti, quibus blasphemaverunt pueri regis Assyriorum me.
  7. Ecce ego dabo ei spiritum, et audiet nuntium, et revertetur ad terram suam, et corruere eum faciam gladio in terra sua.
  8. Reversus est autem Rabsaces, et invenit regem Assyriorum præliantem adversus Lobnam : audierat enim quia profectus esset de Lachis.
  9. Et audivit de Tharaca rege Æthiopiæ, dicentes : Egressus est ut pugnet contra te. Quod cum audisset, misit nuntios ad Ezechiam, dicens :
  10. Hæc dicetis Ezechiæ regi Judæ, loquentes : Non te decipiat Deus tuus in quo tu confidis, dicens : Non dabitur Jerusalem in manu regis Assyriorum.
  11. Ecce tu audisti omnia quæ fecerunt reges Assyriorum omnibus terris, quas subverterunt : et tu poteris liberari ?
  12. Numquid eruerunt eos dii gentium quos subverterunt patres mei, Gozam, et Haram, et Reseph, et filios Eden qui erant in Thalassar ?
  13. Ubi est rex Emath, et rex Arphad, et rex urbis Sepharvaim, Ana, et Ava ?
  14. Et tulit Ezechias libros de manu nuntiorum, et legit eos, et ascendit in domum Domini, et expandit eos Ezechias coram Domino :
  15. et oravit Ezechias ad Dominum, dicens :
  16. Domine exercituum, Deus Israël, qui sedes super cherubim, tu es Deus solus omnium regnorum terræ : tu fecisti cælum et terram.
  17. Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam, et audi ; aperi, Domine, oculos tuos, et vide : et audi omnia verba Sennacherib, quæ misit ad blasphemandum Deum viventem.
  18. Vere enim, Domine, desertas fecerunt reges Assyriorum terras, et regiones earum,
  19. et dederunt deos earum igni : non enim erant dii, sed opera manuum hominum, lignum et lapis, et comminuerunt eos.
  20. Et nunc, Domine Deus noster, salva nos de manu ejus, et cognoscant omnia regna terræ quia tu es Dominus solus.
  21. Et misit Isaias, filius Amos, ad Ezechiam, dicens : Hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël : Pro quibus rogasti me de Sennacherib, rege Assyriorum,
  22. hoc est verbum quod locutus est Dominus super eum : Despexit te et subsannavit te, virgo filia Sion ; post te caput movit, filia Jerusalem.
  23. Cui exprobrasti ? et quem blasphemasti ? et super quem exaltasti vocem, et levasti altitudinem oculorum tuorum ? ad Sanctum Israël.
  24. In manu servorum tuorum exprobrasti Domino, et dixisti : In multitudine quadrigarum mearum ego ascendi altitudinem montium juga Libani ; et succidam excelsa cedrorum ejus, et electas abietes illius, et introibo altitudinem summitatis ejus, saltum Carmeli ejus.
  25. Ego fodi, et bibi aquam, et exsiccavi vestigio pedis mei omnes rivos aggerum.
  26. Numquid non audisti quæ olim fecerim ei ? Ex diebus antiquis ego plasmavi illud ; et nunc adduxi, et factum est in eradicationem collium compugnantium, et civitatum munitarum.
  27. Habitatores earum breviata manu contremuerunt, et confusi sunt. Facti sunt sicut fœnum agri, et gramen pascuæ, et herba tectorum, quæ exaruit antequam maturesceret.
  28. Habitationem tuam, et egressum tuum, et introitum tuum cognovi, et insaniam tuam contra me.
  29. Cum fureres adversum me, superbia tua ascendit in aures meas. Ponam ergo circulum in naribus tuis, et frenum in labiis tuis, et reducam te in viam per quem venisti.
  30. Tibi autem hoc erit signum : comede hoc anno quæ sponte nascuntur, et in anno secundo pomis vescere ; in anno autem tertio seminate et metite, et plantate vineas, et comedite fructum earum.
  31. Et mittet id quod salvatum fuerit de domo Juda, et quod reliquum est, radicem deorsum, et faciet fructum sursum :
  32. quia de Jerusalem exibunt reliquiæ, et salvatio de monte Sion : zelus Domini exercituum faciet istud.
  33. Propterea hæc dicit Dominus de rege Assyriorum : Non intrabit civitatem hanc, et non jaciet ibi sagittam, et non occupabit eam clypeus, et non mittet in circuitu ejus aggerem.
  34. In via qua venit, per eam revertetur, et civitatem hanc non ingredietur, dicit Dominus.
  35. Et protegam civitatem istam, ut salvem eam propter me, et propter David, servum meum.
  36. Egressus est autem angelus Domini, et percussit in castris Assyriorum centum octoginta quinque millia. Et surrexerunt mane, et ecce omnes cadavera mortuorum.
  37. Et egressus est, et abiit, et reversus est Sennacherib, rex Assyriorum, et habitavit in Ninive.
  38. Et factum est, cum adoraret in templo Nesroch deum suum, Adramelech et Sarasar, filii ejus, percusserunt eum gladio, fugeruntque in terram Ararat ; et regnavit Asarhaddon, filius ejus, pro eo.
Isaiah 37 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, 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.
  3. And 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.
  4. It 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.
  5. So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
  6. And 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.
  7. Behold, 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.
  8. So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
  9. And 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,
  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 given 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 Telassar?
  13. Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
  14. And 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.
  15. And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
  16. O 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.
  17. Incline 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.
  18. Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,
  19. 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.
  20. Now 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.
  21. Then 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:
  22. This 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.
  23. 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.
  24. By 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.
  25. I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
  26. 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 defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
  27. 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.
  28. But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
  29. Because 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.
  30. And 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.
  31. And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
  32. 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.
  33. 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 shields, nor cast a bank against it.
  34. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
  35. For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
  36. Then 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.
  37. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
  38. 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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