1 H702 H6240 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth H8141 year H4428 of king H2396 Hezekiah H5576 , that Sennacherib H4428 king H804 of Assyria H5927 [H8804] came up H1219 [H8803] against all the fortified H5892 cities H3063 of Judah H8610 [H8799] , and took them.
2 H4428 And the king H804 of Assyria H7971 [H8799] sent H7262 Rabshakeh H3923 from Lachish H3389 to Jerusalem H4428 against king H2396 Hezekiah H3515 with a great H2426 army H5975 [H8799] . And he stood H8585 by the conduit H5945 of the upper H1295 pool H4546 in the highway H3526 [H8801] of the fuller's H7704 field.
3 H3318 [H8799] Then came forth H471 to him Eliakim H2518 , Hilkiah's H1121 son H1004 , who was over the house H7644 , and Shebna H5608 [H8802] the scribe H3098 , and Joah H623 , Asaph's H1121 son H2142 [H8688] , the recorder.
4 H7262 And Rabshakeh H559 [H8799] said H559 [H8798] to them, Say H2396 ye now to Hezekiah H559 [H8804] , Thus saith H1419 the great H4428 king H4428 , the king H804 of Assyria H986 , What confidence H982 [H8804] is this in which thou trustest?
5 H559 [H8804] I say H8193 , sayest thou, (but they are but vain H1697 words H6098 ) I have counsel H1369 and strength H4421 for war H982 [H8804] : now on whom dost thou trust H4775 [H8804] , that thou rebellest against me?
6 H982 [H8804] Lo, thou trustest H4938 in the staff H7533 [H8803] of this broken H7070 reed H4714 , on Egypt H376 ; on which if a man H5564 [H8735] lean H935 [H8804] , it will enter H3709 his hand H5344 [H8804] , and pierce H6547 it: so is Pharaoh H4428 king H4714 of Egypt H982 [H8802] to all that trust in him.
7 H559 [H8799] But if thou shalt say H982 [H8804] to me, We trust H3068 in the LORD H430 our God H1116 : is it not he, whose high places H4196 and whose altars H2396 Hezekiah H5493 [H8689] hath taken away H559 [H8799] , and said H3063 to Judah H3389 and to Jerusalem H7812 [H8691] , Ye shall worship H6440 before H4196 this altar?
8 H6148 [H8690] Now therefore give pledges H113 , I pray thee, to my master H4428 the king H804 of Assyria H5414 [H8799] , and I will give H505 thee two thousand H5483 horses H3201 [H8799] , if thou canst H5414 [H8800] on thy part set H7392 [H8802] riders upon them.
9 H7725 [H8686] How then wilt thou turn away H6440 the face H259 of one H6346 captain H6996 of the least H113 of my master's H5650 servants H982 [H8799] , and put thy trust H4714 on Egypt H7393 for chariots H6571 and for horsemen?
10 H5927 [H8804] And am I now come up H1107 without H3068 the LORD H776 against this land H7843 [H8687] to destroy H3068 it? the LORD H559 [H8804] said H5927 [H8798] to me, Go up H776 against this land H7843 [H8685] , and destroy it.
11 H559 [H8799] Then said H471 Eliakim H7644 and Shebna H3098 and Joah H7262 to Rabshakeh H1696 [H8761] , Speak H5650 , I pray thee, to thy servants H762 in the Syrian language H8085 [H8802] ; for we understand H1696 [H8762] it: and speak H3066 not to us in the Jews' language H241 , in the ears H5971 of the people H2346 that are on the wall.
12 H7262 But Rabshakeh H559 [H8799] said H113 , Hath my master H7971 [H8804] sent H113 me to thy master H1696 [H8763] and to thee to speak H1697 these words H582 ? hath he not sent me to the men H3427 [H8802] that sit H2346 upon the wall H398 [H8800] , that they may devour H2716 H6675 [H8676] their own dung H8354 [H8800] , and drink H4325 H7272 H7890 [H8675] their own urine with you?
13 H7262 Then Rabshakeh H5975 [H8799] stood H7121 [H8799] , and cried H1419 with a loud H6963 voice H3066 in the Jews' language H559 [H8799] , and said H8085 [H8798] , Hear H1697 ye the words H1419 of the great H4428 king H4428 , the king H804 of Assyria.
14 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H4428 the king H2396 , Let not Hezekiah H5377 [H8686] deceive H3201 [H8799] you: for he shall not be able H5337 [H8687] to deliver you.
15 H2396 Neither let Hezekiah H982 [H8686] make you trust H3068 in the LORD H559 [H8800] , saying H3068 , The LORD H5337 [H8687] will surely H5337 [H8686] deliver H5892 us: this city H5414 [H8735] shall not be delivered H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H804 of Assyria.
16 H8085 [H8799] Hearken H2396 not to Hezekiah H559 [H8804] : for thus saith H4428 the king H804 of Assyria H6213 [H8798] , Make H1293 an agreement with me by a present H3318 [H8798] , and come out H398 [H8798] to me: and eat H376 ye every one H1612 of his vine H376 , and every one H8384 of his fig tree H8354 [H8798] , and drink H376 ye every one H4325 the waters H953 of his own cistern;
17 H935 [H8800] Until I come H3947 [H8804] and take you away H776 to a land H776 like your own land H776 , a land H1715 of grain H8492 and wine H776 , a land H3899 of bread H3754 and vineyards.
18 H2396 Beware lest Hezekiah H5496 [H8686] persuade H559 [H8800] you, saying H3068 , The LORD H5337 [H8686] will deliver H376 us. Hath any H430 of the gods H1471 of the nations H5337 [H8689] delivered H776 his land H3027 out of the hand H4428 of the king H804 of Assyria?
19 H430 Where are the gods H2574 of Hamath H774 and Arphad H430 ? where are the gods H5617 of Sepharvaim H5337 [H8689] ? and have they delivered H8111 Samaria H3027 out of my hand?
20 H430 Who are they among all the gods H776 of these lands H5337 [H8689] , that have delivered H776 their land H3027 out of my hand H3068 , that the LORD H5337 [H8686] should deliver H3389 Jerusalem H3027 out of my hand?
21 H2790 [H8686] But they held their peace H6030 [H8804] , and answered H1697 him not a word H4428 : for the king's H4687 commandment H559 [H8800] was, saying H6030 [H8799] , Answer him not.
22 H935 [H8799] Then came H471 Eliakim H1121 , the son H2518 of Hilkiah H1004 , that was over the household H7644 , and Shebna H5608 [H8802] the scribe H3098 , and Joah H1121 , the son H623 of Asaph H2142 [H8688] , the recorder H2396 , to Hezekiah H899 with their clothes H7167 [H8803] torn H5046 [H8686] , and told H1697 him the words H7262 of Rabshakeh.