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2 Chronicles 32:8-9

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 32:21

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.”

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