32:8 He has with him mere human strength, 1 but the Lord our God is with us to help us and fight our battles!” The army 2 was encouraged by the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.
32:9 Afterward King Sennacherib of Assyria, while attacking Lachish with all his military might, sent his messengers 3 to Jerusalem. The message was for King Hezekiah of Judah and all the people of 4 Judah who were in Jerusalem. It read:
2 Chronicles 32:21Context
32:21 The Lord sent a messenger 5 and he wiped out all the soldiers, princes, and officers in the army of the king of Assyria. So Sennacherib 6 returned home humiliated. 7 When he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons 8 struck him down with the sword.
1 tn Heb “With him is an arm of flesh.”
2 tn Or “people.”
3 tn Heb “servants.”
4 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.
5 tn Or “an angel.”
6 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Sennacherib) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
7 tn Heb “and he returned with shame of face to his land.”
8 tn Heb “and some from those who went out from him, from his inward parts.”