32:9 Afterward King Sennacherib of Assyria, while attacking Lachish with all his military might, sent his messengers 1 to Jerusalem. The message was for King Hezekiah of Judah and all the people of 2 Judah who were in Jerusalem. It read: 32:10 “This is what King Sennacherib of Assyria says: ‘Why are you so confident that you remain in Jerusalem while it is under siege? 3 32:11 Hezekiah says, “The Lord our God will rescue us from the power 4 of the king of Assyria.” But he is misleading you and you will die of hunger and thirst! 5
1 tn Heb “servants.”
2 tn Heb “all Judah.” The words “the people of” are supplied in the translation for clarity. The Hebrew text uses the name “Judah” here by metonymy for the people of Judah.
3 tn Heb “On what are you trusting that [you] are living during the siege in Jerusalem.”
4 tn Heb “hand.”
5 tn Heb “Is not Hezekiah misleading you to give you over to die by hunger and thirst, saying, ‘The