19:7 Look, I will take control of his mind; 1 he will receive 2 a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down 3 with a sword in his own land.”’”
2 Kings 19:28Context
19:28 Because you rage against me,
and the uproar you create has reached my ears; 4
I will put my hook in your nose, 5
and my bridle between your lips,
and I will lead you back the way
2 Kings 19:33Context
19:33 He will go back the way he came.
He will not enter this city,” says the Lord.
1 tn Heb “I will put in him a spirit.” The precise sense of רוּחַ (ruakh), “spirit,” is uncertain in this context. It may refer to a spiritual being who will take control of his mind (see 1 Kgs 22:19), or it could refer to a disposition of concern and fear. In either case the
2 tn Heb “hear.”
3 tn Heb “cause him to fall,” that is, “kill him.”
4 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.
5 sn The word picture has a parallel in Assyrian sculpture. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 238.