19:28 Because you rage against me,
and the uproar you create has reached my ears; 1
I will put my hook in your nose, 2
and my bridle between your lips,
and I will lead you back the way
2 Kings 19:36Context
19:36 So King Sennacherib of Assyria broke camp and went on his way. He went home and stayed in Nineveh. 3
1 tc Heb “and your complacency comes up into my ears.” The parallelism is improved if שַׁאֲנַנְךְ (sha’anankh), “your complacency,” is emended to שַׁאֲוַנְךְ (sha’avankh), “your uproar.” See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 237-38.
2 sn The word picture has a parallel in Assyrian sculpture. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 238.
3 tn Heb “and Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went and returned and lived in Nineveh.”