32:20 King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz prayed about this and cried out to heaven. 32:21 The Lord sent a messenger 1 and he wiped out all the soldiers, princes, and officers in the army of the king of Assyria. So Sennacherib 2 returned home humiliated. 3 When he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons 4 struck him down with the sword. 32:22 The Lord delivered Hezekiah and the residents of Jerusalem from the power of King Sennacherib of Assyria and from all the other nations. 5 He made them secure on every side. 6 32:23 Many were bringing presents 7 to the Lord in Jerusalem and precious gifts to King Hezekiah of Judah. From that time on he was respected by 8 all the nations.
1 tn Or “an angel.”
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Sennacherib) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “and he returned with shame of face to his land.”
4 tn Heb “and some from those who went out from him, from his inward parts.”
5 tn Heb “and from the hand of all.”
6 tc The Hebrew text reads literally, “and he led him from all around.” However, the present translation assumes an emendation to וַיָּנַח לָהֶם מִסָּבִיב (vayyanakh lahem missaviv, “and he gave rest to them from all around”). See 2 Chr 15:15 and 20:30.
7 tn Or perhaps, “offerings.”
8 tn Heb “lifted up in the eyes of.”