1 H7969 Now it happened in the third H8141 year H1954 of Hoshea H1121 son H425 of Elah H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H2396 that Hezekiah H1121 the son H271 of Ahaz H4428 king H3063 of Judah H4427 began to reign.
2 H6242 He was twenty - H2568 five H8141 years H1121 old H4427 when he began to reign; H4427 and he reigned H6242 twenty - H8672 nine H8141 years H3389 in Jerusalem: H517 and his mother's H8034 name H21 was Abi H1323 the daughter H2148 of Zechariah.
3 H6213 He did H3477 that which was right H5869 in the eyes H3068 of Yahweh, H1732 according to all that David H1 his father H6213 had done.
4 H5493 He removed H1116 the high places, H7665 and broke H4676 the pillars, H3772 and cut down H842 the Asherah: H3807 and he broke in pieces H5178 the bronze H5175 serpent H4872 that Moses H6213 had made; H3117 for in those days H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H6999 burned incense H7121 to it; and he called H5180 it Nehushtan.
5 H982 He trusted H3068 in Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel; H310 so that after H4428 him was none like him among all the kings H3063 of Judah, H6440 nor among them that were before him.
6 H1692 For he joined H3068 with Yahweh; H5493 he didn't depart H310 from following H8104 him, but kept H4687 his commandments, H3068 which Yahweh H6680 commanded H4872 Moses.
7 H3068 Yahweh H3318 was with him; wherever he went forth H7919 he prospered: H4775 and he rebelled H4428 against the king H804 of Assyria, H5647 and didn't serve him.
8 H5221 He struck H6430 the Philistines H5804 to Gaza H1366 and its borders, H4026 from the tower H5341 of the watchmen H4013 to the fortified H5892 city.
9 H7243 It happened in the fourth H8141 year H4428 of king H2396 Hezekiah, H7637 which was the seventh H8141 year H1954 of Hoshea H1121 son H425 of Elah H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H8022 that Shalmaneser H4428 king H804 of Assyria H5927 came up H8111 against Samaria, H6696 and besieged it.
10 H7097 At the end H7969 of three H8141 years H3920 they took H8337 it: in the sixth H8141 year H2396 of Hezekiah, H8672 which was the ninth H8141 year H1954 of Hoshea H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H8111 Samaria H3920 was taken.
11 H4428 The king H804 of Assyria H3478 carried Israel H1540 away H804 to Assyria, H5148 and put H2477 them in Halah, H2249 and on the Habor, H5104 the river H1470 of Gozan, H5892 and in the cities H4074 of the Medes,
12 H8085 because they didn't obey H6963 the voice H3068 of Yahweh H430 their God, H5674 but transgressed H1285 his covenant, H4872 even all that Moses H5650 the servant H3068 of Yahweh H6680 commanded, H8085 and would not hear H6213 it, nor do it.
13 H702 Now in the fourteenth H8141 year H4428 of king H2396 Hezekiah, H5576 Sennacherib H4428 king H804 of Assyria H5927 came up H1219 against all the fortified H5892 cities H3063 of Judah, H8610 and took them.
14 H2396 Hezekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H7971 sent H4428 to the king H804 of Assyria H3923 to Lachish, H559 saying, H2398 "I have offended; H7725 return H5414 from me. That which you put H5375 on me, I will bear." H4428 The king H804 of Assyria H7760 appointed H2396 to Hezekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H7969 three H3967 hundred H3603 talents H3701 of silver H7970 and thirty H3603 talents H2091 of gold.
15 H2396 Hezekiah H5414 gave H3701 him all the silver H4672 that was found H1004 in the house H3068 of Yahweh, H214 and in the treasures H4428 of the king's H1004 house.
16 H6256 At that time, H2396 Hezekiah H7112 cut off H1817 the gold from the doors H1964 of the temple H3068 of Yahweh, H547 and from the pillars H2396 which Hezekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H6823 had overlaid, H5414 and gave H4428 it to the king H804 of Assyria.
17 H4428 The king H804 of Assyria H7971 sent H8661 Tartan H7249 and Rabsaris H7262 and Rabshakeh H3923 from Lachish H4428 to king H2396 Hezekiah H3515 with a great H2426 army H3389 to Jerusalem. H5927 They went up H935 and came H3389 to Jerusalem. H5927 When they had come up, H935 they came H5975 and stood H8585 by the conduit H5945 of the upper H1295 pool, H4546 which is in the highway H3526 of the fuller's H7704 field.
18 H7121 When they had called H4428 to the king, H3318 there came out H471 to them Eliakim H1121 the son H2518 of Hilkiah, H1004 who was over the household, H7644 and Shebnah H5608 the scribe, H3098 and Joah H1121 the son H623 of Asaph H2142 the recorder.
19 H7262 Rabshakeh H559 said H559 to them, "Say H2396 now to Hezekiah, H559 ‘Thus says H1419 the great H4428 king, H4428 the king H804 of Assyria, H986 "What confidence H982 is this in which you trust?
20 H559 You say H8193 (but they are but vain H1697 words), H6098 ‘There is counsel H1369 and strength H4421 for war.' H982 Now on whom do you trust, H4775 that you have rebelled against me?
21 H982 Now, behold, you trust H4938 in the staff H7533 of this bruised H7070 reed, H4714 even in Egypt. H376 If a man H5564 leans H935 on it, it will go H3709 into his hand, H5344 and pierce H6547 it. So is Pharaoh H4428 king H4714 of Egypt H982 to all who trust on him.
22 H559 But if you tell H982 me, ‘We trust H3068 in Yahweh H430 our God;' H1116 isn't that he whose high places H4196 and whose altars H2396 Hezekiah H5493 has taken away, H559 and has said H3063 to Judah H3389 and to Jerusalem, H7812 ‘You shall worship H6440 before H4196 this altar H3389 in Jerusalem?'
23 H6148 Now therefore, please give pledges H113 to my master H4428 the king H804 of Assyria, H5414 and I will give H505 you two thousand H5483 horses, H3201 if you are able H5414 on your part to set H7392 riders on them.
24 H7725 How then can you turn away H6440 the face H259 of one H6346 captain H6996 of the least H113 of my master's H5650 servants, H982 and put your trust H4714 on Egypt H7393 for chariots H6571 and for horsemen?
25 H5927 Have I now come up H1107 without H3068 Yahweh H4725 against this place H7843 to destroy H3068 it? Yahweh H559 said H5927 to me, ‘Go up H776 against this land, H7843 and destroy it.'"'"
26 H471 Then Eliakim H1121 the son H2518 of Hilkiah, H7644 and Shebnah, H3098 and Joah, H559 said H7262 to Rabshakeh, H1696 "Please speak H5650 to your servants H762 in the Syrian language; H8085 for we understand H1696 it. Don't speak H3066 with us in the Jews' language, H241 in the hearing H5971 of the people H2346 who are on the wall."
27 H7262 But Rabshakeh H559 said H113 to them, "Has my master H7971 sent H113 me to your master, H1696 and to you, to speak H1697 these words? H582 Hasn't he sent me to the men H3427 who sit H2346 on the wall, H398 to eat H6675 their own dung, H8354 and to drink H7272 their own water with you?"
28 H7262 Then Rabshakeh H5975 stood, H7121 and cried H1419 with a loud H6963 voice H3066 in the Jews' language, H1696 and spoke, H559 saying, H8085 "Hear H1697 the word H1419 of the great H4428 king, H4428 the king H804 of Assyria.
29 H559 Thus says H4428 the king, H2396 ‘Don't let Hezekiah H5377 deceive H3201 you; for he will not be able H5337 to deliver H3027 you out of his hand.
30 H2396 Neither let Hezekiah H982 make you trust H3068 in Yahweh, H559 saying, H3068 "Yahweh H5337 will surely H5337 deliver H5892 us, and this city H5414 shall not be given H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H804 of Assyria."
31 H8085 Don't listen H2396 to Hezekiah.' H559 For thus says H4428 the king H804 of Assyria, H6213 ‘Make H1293 your peace H3318 with me, and come out H376 to me; and everyone H398 of you eat H1612 of his vine, H376 and everyone H8384 of his fig tree, H376 and everyone H8354 drink H4325 the waters H953 of his own cistern;
32 H935 until I come H3947 and take you away H776 to a land H776 like your own land, H776 a land H1715 of grain H8492 and new wine, H776 a land H3899 of bread H3754 and vineyards, H776 a land H2132 of olive H3323 trees H1706 and of honey, H2421 that you may live, H4191 and not die. H8085 Don't listen H2396 to Hezekiah, H5496 when he persuades H559 you, saying, H3068 "Yahweh H5337 will deliver us."
33 H376 Has any H430 of the gods H1471 of the nations H5337 ever H5337 delivered H776 his land H3027 out of the hand H4428 of the king H804 of Assyria?
34 H430 Where are the gods H2574 of Hamath, H774 and of Arpad? H430 Where are the gods H5617 of Sepharvaim, H2012 of Hena, H5755 and Ivvah? H5337 Have they delivered H8111 Samaria H3027 out of my hand?
35 H430 Who are they among all the gods H776 of the countries, H5337 that have delivered H776 their country H3027 out of my hand, H3068 that Yahweh H5337 should deliver H3389 Jerusalem H3027 out of my hand?'"
36 H5971 But the people H2790 held their peace, H6030 and answered H1697 him not a word; H4428 for the king's H4687 commandment H559 was, H6030 "Don't answer him."
37 H471 Then Eliakim H1121 the son H2518 of Hilkiah, H1004 who was over the household, H935 came H7644 with Shebna H5608 the scribe, H3098 and Joah H1121 the son H623 of Asaph H2142 the recorder, H2396 to Hezekiah H899 with their clothes H7167 torn, H5046 and told H1697 him the words H7262 of Rabshakeh.