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Isaiah 36:1--37:37

Now it came to pass in the fourteenth
<0702> <06240>
year
<08141>
of king
<04428>
Hezekiah
<02396>_,
[that] Sennacherib
<05576>
king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
came up
<05927> (8804)
against all the defenced
<01219> (8803)
cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and took
<08610> (8799)
them.
And the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
sent
<07971> (8799)
Rabshakeh
<07262>
from Lachish
<03923>
to Jerusalem
<03389>
unto king
<04428>
Hezekiah
<02396>
with a great
<03515>
army
<02426>_.
And he stood
<05975> (8799)
by the conduit
<08585>
of the upper
<05945>
pool
<01295>
in the highway
<04546>
of the fuller's
<03526> (8801)
field
<07704>_.
Then came forth
<03318> (8799)
unto him Eliakim
<0471>_,
Hilkiah's
<02518>
son
<01121>_,
which was over the house
<01004>_,
and Shebna
<07644>
the scribe
<05608> (8802)_,
and Joah
<03098>_,
Asaph's
<0623>
son
<01121>_,
the recorder
<02142> (8688)_.
{scribe: or, secretary}
And Rabshakeh
<07262>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Say
<0559> (8798)
ye now to Hezekiah
<02396>_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the great
<01419>
king
<04428>_,
the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_,
What confidence
<0986>
[is] this wherein thou trustest
<0982> (8804)_?
I say
<0559> (8804)_,
[sayest thou], (but [they are but] vain
<08193>
words
<01697>)
[I have] counsel
<06098>
and strength
<01369>
for war
<04421>_:
now on whom dost thou trust
<0982> (8804)_,
that thou rebellest
<04775> (8804)
against me? {vain...: Heb. a word of lips} {I have...: or, but counsel and strength are for the war}
Lo, thou trustest
<0982> (8804)
in the staff
<04938>
of this broken
<07533> (8803)
reed
<07070>_,
on Egypt
<04714>_;
whereon if a man
<0376>
lean
<05564> (8735)_,
it will go
<0935> (8804)
into his hand
<03709>_,
and pierce
<05344> (8804)
it: so [is] Pharaoh
<06547>
king
<04428>
of Egypt
<04714>
to all that trust
<0982> (8802)
in him.
But if thou say
<0559> (8799)
to me, We trust
<0982> (8804)
in the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_:
[is it] not he, whose high places
<01116>
and whose altars
<04196>
Hezekiah
<02396>
hath taken away
<05493> (8689)_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
to Judah
<03063>
and to Jerusalem
<03389>_,
Ye shall worship
<07812> (8691)
before
<06440>
this altar
<04196>_?
Now therefore give pledges
<06148> (8690)_,
I pray thee, to my master
<0113>
the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_,
and I will give
<05414> (8799)
thee two thousand
<0505>
horses
<05483>_,
if thou be able
<03201> (8799)
on thy part to set
<05414> (8800)
riders
<07392> (8802)
upon them. {pledges: or, hostages}
How then wilt thou turn away
<07725> (8686)
the face
<06440>
of one
<0259>
captain
<06346>
of the least
<06996>
of my master's
<0113>
servants
<05650>_,
and put thy trust
<0982> (8799)
on Egypt
<04714>
for chariots
<07393>
and for horsemen
<06571>_?
And am I now come up
<05927> (8804)
without
<01107>
the LORD
<03068>
against this land
<0776>
to destroy
<07843> (8687)
it? the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8804)
unto me, Go up
<05927> (8798)
against this land
<0776>_,
and destroy
<07843> (8685)
it.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Eliakim
<0471>
and Shebna
<07644>
and Joah
<03098>
unto Rabshakeh
<07262>_,
Speak
<01696> (8761)_,
I pray thee, unto thy servants
<05650>
in the Syrian language
<0762>_;
for we understand
<08085> (8802)
[it]: and speak
<01696> (8762)
not to us in the Jews' language
<03066>_,
in the ears
<0241>
of the people
<05971>
that [are] on the wall
<02346>_.
But Rabshakeh
<07262>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Hath my master
<0113>
sent
<07971> (8804)
me to thy master
<0113>
and to thee to speak
<01696> (8763)
these words
<01697>_?
[hath he] not [sent me] to the men
<0582>
that sit
<03427> (8802)
upon the wall
<02346>_,
that they may eat
<0398> (8800)
their own dung
<02716> (8676) <06675>_,
and drink
<08354> (8800)
their own piss
<04325> <07272> (8675) <07890>
with you?
Then Rabshakeh
<07262>
stood
<05975> (8799)_,
and cried
<07121> (8799)
with a loud
<01419>
voice
<06963>
in the Jews' language
<03066>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the words
<01697>
of the great
<01419>
king
<04428>_,
the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the king
<04428>_,
Let not Hezekiah
<02396>
deceive
<05377> (8686)
you: for he shall not be able
<03201> (8799)
to deliver
<05337> (8687)
you.
Neither let Hezekiah
<02396>
make you trust
<0982> (8686)
in the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
The LORD
<03068>
will surely
<05337> (8687)
deliver
<05337> (8686)
us: this city
<05892>
shall not be delivered
<05414> (8735)
into the hand
<03027>
of the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_.
Hearken
<08085> (8799)
not to Hezekiah
<02396>_:
for thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_,
Make
<06213> (8798)
[an agreement] with me [by] a present
<01293>_,
and come out
<03318> (8798)
to me: and eat
<0398> (8798)
ye every one
<0376>
of his vine
<01612>_,
and every one
<0376>
of his fig tree
<08384>_,
and drink
<08354> (8798)
ye every one
<0376>
the waters
<04325>
of his own cistern
<0953>_;
{Make...: or, Seek my favour by a present: Heb. Make with me a blessing}
Until I come
<0935> (8800)
and take you away
<03947> (8804)
to a land
<0776>
like your own land
<0776>_,
a land
<0776>
of corn
<01715>
and wine
<08492>_,
a land
<0776>
of bread
<03899>
and vineyards
<03754>_.
[Beware] lest Hezekiah
<02396>
persuade
<05496> (8686)
you, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
The LORD
<03068>
will deliver
<05337> (8686)
us. Hath any
<0376>
of the gods
<0430>
of the nations
<01471>
delivered
<05337> (8689)
his land
<0776>
out of the hand
<03027>
of the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_?
Where [are] the gods
<0430>
of Hamath
<02574>
and Arphad
<0774>_?
where [are] the gods
<0430>
of Sepharvaim
<05617>_?
and have they delivered
<05337> (8689)
Samaria
<08111>
out of my hand
<03027>_?
Who [are they] among all the gods
<0430>
of these lands
<0776>_,
that have delivered
<05337> (8689)
their land
<0776>
out of my hand
<03027>_,
that the LORD
<03068>
should deliver
<05337> (8686)
Jerusalem
<03389>
out of my hand
<03027>_?
But they held their peace
<02790> (8686)_,
and answered
<06030> (8804)
him not a word
<01697>_:
for the king's
<04428>
commandment
<04687>
was, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Answer
<06030> (8799)
him not.
Then came
<0935> (8799)
Eliakim
<0471>_,
the son
<01121>
of Hilkiah
<02518>_,
that [was] over the household
<01004>_,
and Shebna
<07644>
the scribe
<05608> (8802)_,
and Joah
<03098>_,
the son
<01121>
of Asaph
<0623>_,
the recorder
<02142> (8688)_,
to Hezekiah
<02396>
with [their] clothes
<0899>
rent
<07167> (8803)_,
and told
<05046> (8686)
him the words
<01697>
of Rabshakeh
<07262>_.
And it came to pass, when king
<04428>
Hezekiah
<02396>
heard
<08085> (8800)
[it], that he rent
<07167> (8799)
his clothes
<0899>_,
and covered
<03680> (8691)
himself with sackcloth
<08242>_,
and went
<0935> (8799)
into the house
<01004>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
And he sent
<07971> (8799)
Eliakim
<0471>_,
who [was] over the household
<01004>_,
and Shebna
<07644>
the scribe
<05608> (8802)_,
and the elders
<02205>
of the priests
<03548>
covered
<03680> (8693)
with sackcloth
<08242>_,
unto Isaiah
<03470>
the prophet
<05030>
the son
<01121>
of Amoz
<0531>_.
And they said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
Hezekiah
<02396>_,
This day
<03117>
[is] a day
<03117>
of trouble
<06869>_,
and of rebuke
<08433>_,
and of blasphemy
<05007>_:
for the children
<01121>
are come
<0935> (8804)
to the birth
<04866>_,
and [there is] not strength
<03581>
to bring forth
<03205> (8800)_.
{blasphemy: or, provocation}
It may be the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>
will hear
<08085> (8799)
the words
<01697>
of Rabshakeh
<07262>_,
whom the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
his master
<0113>
hath sent
<07971> (8804)
to reproach
<02778> (8763)
the living
<02416>
God
<0430>_,
and will reprove
<03198> (8689)
the words
<01697>
which the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>
hath heard
<08085> (8804)_:
wherefore lift up
<05375> (8804)
[thy] prayer
<08605>
for the remnant
<07611>
that is left
<04672> (8737)_.
{left: Heb. found}
So the servants
<05650>
of king
<04428>
Hezekiah
<02396>
came
<0935> (8799)
to Isaiah
<03470>_.
And Isaiah
<03470>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Thus shall ye say
<0559> (8799)
unto your master
<0113>_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Be not afraid
<03372> (8799)
of
<06440>
the words
<01697>
that thou hast heard
<08085> (8804)_,
wherewith the servants
<05288>
of the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
have blasphemed
<01442> (8765)
me.
Behold, I will send
<05414> (8802)
a blast
<07307>
upon him, and he shall hear
<08085> (8804)
a rumour
<08052>_,
and return
<07725> (8804)
to his own land
<0776>_;
and I will cause him to fall
<05307> (8689)
by the sword
<02719>
in his own land
<0776>_.
{send...: or, put a spirit into him}
So Rabshakeh
<07262>
returned
<07725> (8799)_,
and found
<04672> (8799)
the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
warring
<03898> (8737)
against Libnah
<03841>_:
for he had heard
<08085> (8804)
that he was departed
<05265> (8804)
from Lachish
<03923>_.
And he heard
<08085> (8799)
say
<0559> (8800)
concerning Tirhakah
<08640>
king
<04428>
of Ethiopia
<03568>_,
He is come forth
<03318> (8804)
to make war
<03898> (8736)
with thee. And when he heard
<08085> (8799)
[it], he sent
<07971> (8799)
messengers
<04397>
to Hezekiah
<02396>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus shall ye speak
<0559> (8799)
to Hezekiah
<02396>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Let not thy God
<0430>_,
in whom thou trustest
<0982> (8802)_,
deceive
<05377> (8686)
thee, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Jerusalem
<03389>
shall not be given
<05414> (8735)
into the hand
<03027>
of the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_.
Behold, thou hast heard
<08085> (8804)
what the kings
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
have done
<06213> (8804)
to all lands
<0776>
by destroying them utterly
<02763> (8687)_;
and shalt thou be delivered
<05337> (8735)_?
Have the gods
<0430>
of the nations
<01471>
delivered
<05337> (8689)
them which my fathers
<01>
have destroyed
<07843> (8689)_,
[as] Gozan
<01470>_,
and Haran
<02771>_,
and Rezeph
<07530>_,
and the children
<01121>
of Eden
<05729>
which [were] in Telassar
<08515>_?
Where [is] the king
<04428>
of Hamath
<02574>_,
and the king
<04428>
of Arphad
<0774>_,
and the king
<04428>
of the city
<05892>
of Sepharvaim
<05617>_,
Hena
<02012>_,
and Ivah
<05755>_?
And Hezekiah
<02396>
received
<03947> (8799)
the letter
<05612>
from the hand
<03027>
of the messengers
<04397>_,
and read
<07121> (8799)
it: and Hezekiah
<02396>
went up
<05927> (8799)
unto the house
<01004>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and spread
<06566> (8799)
it before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_.
And Hezekiah
<02396>
prayed
<06419> (8691)
unto the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
O LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
that dwellest
<03427> (8802)
[between] the cherubims
<03742>_,
thou [art] the God
<0430>_,
[even] thou alone, of all the kingdoms
<04467>
of the earth
<0776>_:
thou hast made
<06213> (8804)
heaven
<08064>
and earth
<0776>_.
Incline
<05186> (8685)
thine ear
<0241>_,
O LORD
<03068>_,
and hear
<08085> (8798)_;
open
<06491> (8798)
thine eyes
<05869>_,
O LORD
<03068>_,
and see
<07200> (8798)_:
and hear
<08085> (8798)
all the words
<01697>
of Sennacherib
<05576>_,
which hath sent
<07971> (8804)
to reproach
<02778> (8763)
the living
<02416>
God
<0430>_.
Of a truth
<0551>_,
LORD
<03068>_,
the kings
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
have laid waste
<02717> (8689)
all the nations
<0776>_,
and their countries
<0776>_,
{nations: Heb. lands}
And have cast
<05414> (8800)
their gods
<0430>
into the fire
<0784>_:
for they [were] no gods
<0430>_,
but the work
<04639>
of men's
<0120>
hands
<03027>_,
wood
<06086>
and stone
<068>_:
therefore they have destroyed
<06> (8762)
them. {cast: Heb. given}
Now therefore, O LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_,
save
<03467> (8685)
us from his hand
<03027>_,
that all the kingdoms
<04467>
of the earth
<0776>
may know
<03045> (8799)
that thou [art] the LORD
<03068>_,
[even] thou only.
Then Isaiah
<03470>
the son
<01121>
of Amoz
<0531>
sent
<07971> (8799)
unto Hezekiah
<02396>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
Whereas thou hast prayed
<06419> (8694)
to me against Sennacherib
<05576>
king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_:
This [is] the word
<01697>
which the LORD
<03068>
hath spoken
<01696> (8765)
concerning him; The virgin
<01330>_,
the daughter
<01323>
of Zion
<06726>_,
hath despised
<0959> (8804)
thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn;
<03932> (8804)
the daughter
<01323>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
hath shaken
<05128> (8689)
her head
<07218>
at thee
<0310>_.
Whom hast thou reproached
<02778> (8765)
and blasphemed
<01442> (8765)_?
and against whom hast thou exalted
<07311> (8689)
[thy] voice
<06963>_,
and lifted up
<05375> (8799)
thine eyes
<05869>
on high
<04791>_?
[even] against the Holy One
<06918>
of Israel
<03478>_.
By
<03027>
thy servants
<05650>
hast thou reproached
<02778> (8765)
the Lord
<0136>_,
and hast said
<0559> (8799)_,
By the multitude
<07230>
of my chariots
<07393>
am I come up
<05927> (8804)
to the height
<04791>
of the mountains
<02022>_,
to the sides
<03411>
of Lebanon
<03844>_;
and I will cut down
<03772> (8799)
the tall
<06967>
cedars
<0730>
thereof, [and] the choice
<04005>
fir trees
<01265>
thereof: and I will enter
<0935> (8799)
into the height
<04791>
of his border
<07093>_,
[and] the forest
<03293>
of his Carmel
<03760>_.
{By thy...: Heb. By the hand of thy servants} {the tall...: Heb. the tallness of the cedars thereof and the choice of the fir trees thereof} {the forest...: or, the forest and his fruitful field}
I have digged
<06979> (8804)_,
and drunk
<08354> (8804)
water
<04325>_;
and with the sole
<03709>
of my feet
<06471>
have I dried up
<02717> (8686)
all the rivers
<02975>
of the besieged places
<04693>_.
{besieged: or, fenced and closed}
Hast thou not heard
<08085> (8804)
long ago
<07350>_,
[how] I have done
<06213> (8804)
it; [and] of ancient
<06924>
times
<03117>_,
that I have formed
<03335> (8804)
it? now have I brought
<0935> (8689)
it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste
<07582> (8687)
defenced
<01219> (8803)
cities
<05892>
[into] ruinous
<05327> (8737)
heaps
<01530>_.
{Hast...: or, Hast thou not heard how I have made it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? should I now bring it to be laid waste, and defenced cities to be ruinous heaps?}
Therefore their inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
[were] of small
<07116>
power
<03027>_,
they were dismayed
<02865> (8804)
and confounded
<0954> (8804)_:
they were [as] the grass
<06212>
of the field
<07704>_,
and [as] the green
<03419>
herb
<01877>_,
[as] the grass
<02682>
on the housetops
<01406>_,
and [as corn] blasted
<07709>
before
<06440>
it be grown up
<07054>_.
{of small...: Heb. short of hand}
But I know
<03045> (8804)
thy abode
<03427> (8800)_,
and thy going out
<03318> (8800)_,
and thy coming in
<0935> (8800)_,
and thy rage
<07264> (8692)
against me. {abode: or, sitting}
Because thy rage
<07264> (8692)
against me, and thy tumult
<07600>_,
is come up
<05927> (8804)
into mine ears
<0241>_,
therefore will I put
<07760> (8804)
my hook
<02397>
in thy nose
<0639>_,
and my bridle
<04964>
in thy lips
<08193>_,
and I will turn thee back
<07725> (8689)
by the way
<01870>
by which thou camest
<0935> (8804)_.
And this [shall be] a sign
<0226>
unto thee, Ye shall eat
<0398> (8800)
[this] year
<08141>
such as groweth
<05599>
of itself; and the second
<08145>
year
<08141>
that which springeth
<07823>
of the same: and in the third
<07992>
year
<08141>
sow
<02232> (8798)
ye, and reap
<07114> (8798)_,
and plant
<05193> (8798)
vineyards
<03754>_,
and eat
<0398> (8798)
the fruit
<06529>
thereof.
And the remnant
<07604> (8737)
that is escaped
<06413>
of the house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>
shall again
<03254> (8804)
take root
<08328>
downward
<04295>_,
and bear
<06213> (8804)
fruit
<06529>
upward
<04605>_:
{the remnant...: Heb. the escaping of the house of Judah that remaineth}
For out of Jerusalem
<03389>
shall go forth
<03318> (8799)
a remnant
<07611>_,
and they that escape
<06413>
out of mount
<02022>
Zion
<06726>_:
the zeal
<07068>
of the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>
shall do
<06213> (8799)
this. {they...: Heb. the escaping}
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
concerning the king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>_,
He shall not come
<0935> (8799)
into this city
<05892>_,
nor shoot
<03384> (8686)
an arrow
<02671>
there, nor come before
<06923> (8762)
it with shields
<04043>_,
nor cast
<08210> (8799)
a bank
<05550>
against it.
By the way
<01870>
that he came
<0935> (8804)_,
by the same shall he return
<07725> (8799)_,
and shall not come
<0935> (8799)
into this city
<05892>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
For I will defend
<01598> (8804)
this city
<05892>
to save
<03467> (8687)
it for mine own sake, and for my servant
<05650>
David's
<01732>
sake.
Then the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
went forth
<03318> (8799)_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
in the camp
<04264>
of the Assyrians
<0804>
a hundred
<03967>
and fourscore
<08084>
and five
<02568>
thousand
<0505>_:
and when they arose early
<07925> (8686)
in the morning
<01242>_,
behold, they [were] all dead
<04191> (8801)
corpses
<06297>_.
So Sennacherib
<05576>
king
<04428>
of Assyria
<0804>
departed
<05265> (8799)_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
and returned
<07725> (8799)_,
and dwelt
<03427> (8799)
at Nineveh
<05210>_.


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