Hezekiah Inquires of The LORD
And it came to pass in [3
he split his garments, and put on sackcloth, and ascended unto the house of the LORD
And he sent Eliakim the manager, and Shebna the scribe (with the elders of the priests putting on sackcloths) to Isaiah son of Amoz the prophet.
And they said to him, Thus says Hezekiah, A day of affliction, and scorning, and rebuke, and anger is
today's day. For [4
of giving birth], [4
she does not 3
have] to give birth.
If by any means [3
may listen to 1the LORD 2
your God] the words of Rabshakeh, whom [4
his master] to berate [2
living], and to berate by the
words which [3
heard 1the LORD 2
your God], therefore you shall make beseechment to the LORD
your God concerning these being left.
of king 4
Hezekiah] to Isaiah.
to them 1
Isaiah], Thus you shall say to your master, Thus says the LORD
, You should not be fearful of the words which you heard, which [5
Behold, I shall put upon him a spirit, and hearing a message he shall return unto his place, and he shall fall by the
sword in his land.
And Rabshakeh returned, and overtook the king of the
Assyrians while assaulting Libna, for he heard that he departed from Lachish.
And there came forth Tirhakah king of the Ethiopians to assault him; and hearing he returned and sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of Judea, Let not [2
your God]! upon whom you rely upon him, saying, In no way shall Jerusalem be delivered up into the
hand of the
king of the
you not heard what [3
they destroyed]? and shall you be rescued?
of the 4
nations] whom [2
my fathers], both Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, which are in the
place of Telassar?
Where are the kings of Hamath? and where is
Arphad? and where is the
city Sepharvaim, Henah and Ivah?
The Prayer of Hezekiah
And Hezekiah took the scroll from the messengers, and read it. And he ascended into the
house of the LORD
, and opened it before the LORD
And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD
of Hosts, God of Israel, the one sitting upon the cherubim. You are God alone of every kingdom of the world. You made the heaven and the earth.
Lean, O LORD
, your ear! Hearken, O LORD
! Open, O LORD
, your eyes! Look in, O LORD
, and know and hear all the words of Sennacherib! which he sent to berate [2
For], O LORD
made desolate 1the
Assyrians] the [2
inhabitable world 1
entire], and their region.
And they raised their idols unto the fire, [3
they were], but works of the
hands of men, wood and stones -- and they destroyed them.
But now, O LORD
our God, deliver us from out of his hand! that [5
should know 1
of the 4
earth] that you are God alone.
was sent 1
of Amoz] to Hezekiah. And he said to him, Thus says the LORD
God of Israel, I heard what you prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of the
the word which [2
treated you as worthless 5
sneered at 7
of Zion]; [5
Whom did you berate and provoke? or, to whom did you raise up high your voice and lift [2
your eyes] against the holy one of Israel?
For through messengers you berated the LORD
. For you said, With the multitude of chariots I shall ascend unto the
height of mountains, and into the ends of Lebanon; and I felled the height of its cedar, and the beauty of the cypress; and I entered unto the
height of the
portion of the forest;
and I made a dam, and made desolate the
waters and every gathering of water.
you not heard these things
did]? From [2
ancient] I ordered it. But now I displayed to make [4
], and the
ones living in [2
I weakened the hands, and they were dried up; and they became as [2
dry] upon the
roofs, and as wild grass.
But now [3
your rest 4
your exit 6
your entrance 1
and your rage which you were enraged. And your bitterness ascended to me. And I will put a rein into your nose, and a bit into your lips, and I will return you in the way in which you came by it.
And this [3
to you 1is
sign], Eat this year what you have sown; and the [2
second] the vestige left; and the third year
, sow, and
reap, and plant vineyards, and eat of their fruit!
And they shall be the ones being left behind in Judea. They shall germinate a root below, and they shall produce grain upward.
For from out of Jerusalem shall come forth the ones surviving, and the ones being preserved from out of mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD
of Hosts shall do these things
The Angel Slays the Assyrians
Therefore thus says the LORD
king of the
Assyrians, In no way shall he enter into this city, nor throw [2
an arrow], nor shall he put [2
a shield], nor shall he encircle [2
a siege mound].
But in the way in which he came by it, he shall return; and [3
this city 1
in no way 2
shall he enter]. Thus says the LORD
I will shield over this city to deliver it, because of myself and because of David my servant.
came forth 1
an angel 2of the LORD
], and he did away with the camp of the Assyrians -- a hundred eighty-five thousand. And rising up in the morning he found all the [2
And he went forth returning. And [4
Assyrians], and lived in Nineveh.
And while he did obeisance in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons struck him with swords; and they came through safe into Armenia. And [3
took reign 1
his son] instead of him.