1 H4428 It happened, when king H2396 Hezekiah H8085 heard H7167 it, that he tore H899 his clothes, H3680 and covered H8242 himself with sackcloth, H935 and went H1004 into the house H3068 of Yahweh.
2 H7971 He sent H471 Eliakim, H1004 who was over the household, H7644 and Shebna H5608 the scribe, H2205 and the elders H3548 of the priests, H3680 covered H8242 with sackcloth, H3470 to Isaiah H5030 the prophet H1121 the son H531 of Amoz.
3 H559 They said H559 to him, "Thus says H2396 Hezekiah, H3117 ‘This day H3117 is a day H6869 of trouble, H8433 of rebuke, H5007 and of rejection; H1121 for the children H935 have come H4866 to the point of birth, H3581 and there is no strength H3205 to deliver them.
4 H194 It may be H3068 Yahweh H430 your God H8085 will hear H1697 all the words H7262 of Rabshakeh, H4428 whom the king H804 of Assyria H113 his master H7971 has sent H2778 to defy H2416 the living H430 God, H3198 and will rebuke H1697 the words H3068 which Yahweh H430 your God H8085 has heard. H5375 Therefore lift up H8605 your prayer H7611 for the remnant H4672 that is left.'"
6 H3470 Isaiah H559 said H559 to them, "Thus you shall tell H113 your master, H559 ‘Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H3372 "Don't be afraid H6440 of H1697 the words H8085 that you have heard, H5288 with which the servants H4428 of the king H804 of Assyria H1442 have blasphemed me.
7 H5414 Behold, I will put H7307 a spirit H8085 in him, and he will hear H8052 news, H7725 and will return H776 to his own land. H5307 I will cause him to fall H2719 by the sword H776 in his own land."'"
8 H7262 So Rabshakeh H7725 returned, H4672 and found H4428 the king H804 of Assyria H3898 warring H3841 against Libnah; H8085 for he had heard H5265 that he had departed H3923 from Lachish.
9 H8085 When he heard H559 it said H8640 of Tirhakah H4428 king H3568 of Ethiopia, H3318 "Behold, he has come out H3898 to fight H7971 against you, he sent H4397 messengers H7725 again H2396 to Hezekiah, H559 saying,
10 H559 ‘Thus you shall speak H2396 to Hezekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H559 saying, H430 "Don't let your God H982 in whom you trust H5377 deceive H559 you, saying, H3389 Jerusalem H5414 will not be given H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H804 of Assyria.
11 H8085 Behold, you have heard H4428 what the kings H804 of Assyria H6213 have done H776 to all lands, H2763 by destroying them utterly. H5337 Will you be delivered?
12 H430 Have the gods H1471 of the nations H5337 delivered H1 them, which my fathers H7843 have destroyed, H1470 Gozan, H2771 and Haran, H7530 and Rezeph, H1121 and the children H5729 of Eden H8515 that were in Telassar?
13 H4428 Where is the king H2574 of Hamath, H4428 and the king H774 of Arpad, H4428 and the king H5892 of the city H5617 of Sepharvaim, H2012 of Hena, H5755 and Ivvah?"'"
14 H2396 Hezekiah H3947 received H5612 the letter H3027 from the hand H4397 of the messengers, H7121 and read H2396 it. Then Hezekiah H5927 went up H1004 to the house H3068 of Yahweh, H6566 and spread H6440 it before H3068 Yahweh.
15 H2396 Hezekiah H6419 prayed H6440 before H3068 Yahweh, H559 and said, H3068 "Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H3427 who sit H3742 above the cherubim, H430 you are the God, H4467 even you alone, of all the kingdoms H776 of the earth. H6213 You have made H8064 heaven H776 and earth.
16 H5186 Incline H241 your ear, H3068 Yahweh, H8085 and hear. H6491 Open H5869 your eyes, H3068 Yahweh, H7200 and see. H8085 Hear H1697 the words H5576 of Sennacherib, H7971 with which he has sent H2778 to defy H2416 the living H430 God.
17 H551 Truly, H3068 Yahweh, H4428 the kings H804 of Assyria H2717 have laid waste H1471 the nations H776 and their lands,
18 H5414 and have cast H430 their gods H784 into the fire; H430 for they were no gods, H4639 but the work H120 of men's H3027 hands, H6086 wood H68 and stone. H6 Therefore they have destroyed them.
19 H3068 Now therefore, Yahweh H430 our God, H3467 save H3027 us, I beg you, out of his hand, H4467 that all the kingdoms H776 of the earth H3045 may know H3068 that you, Yahweh, H430 are God alone."
20 H3470 Then Isaiah H1121 the son H531 of Amoz H7971 sent H2396 to Hezekiah, H559 saying, H559 "Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H6419 ‘Whereas you have prayed H5576 to me against Sennacherib H4428 king H804 of Assyria, H8085 I have heard you.
21 H1697 This is the word H3068 that Yahweh H1696 has spoken H1330 concerning him: "The virgin H1323 daughter H6726 of Zion H959 has despised H3932 you and ridiculed H1323 you. The daughter H3389 of Jerusalem H5128 has shaken H7218 her head H310 at you.
22 H2778 Whom have you defied H1442 and blasphemed? H7311 Against whom have you exalted H6963 your voice H5375 and lifted up H5869 your eyes H4791 on high? H6918 Against the Holy H3478 One of Israel.
23 H3027 By H4397 your messengers H2778 you have defied H136 the Lord, H559 and have said, H7230 ‘With the multitude H7393 of my chariots, H5927 I have come up H4791 to the height H2022 of the mountains, H3411 to the innermost parts H3844 of Lebanon; H3772 and I will cut down H6967 its tall H730 cedars, H4004 and its choice H1265 fir trees; H935 and I will enter H7093 into his farthest H4411 lodging H3293 place, the forest H3760 of his fruitful field.
24 H6979 I have dug H8354 and drunk H2114 strange H4325 waters, H3709 and with the sole H6471 of my feet H2717 will I dry H2975 up all the rivers H4693 of Egypt.'
25 H8085 Haven't you heard H6213 how I have done H7350 it long ago, H3335 and formed H6924 it of ancient H3117 times? H935 Now have I brought H7582 it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste H1219 fortified H5892 cities H5327 into ruinous H1530 heaps.
26 H3427 Therefore their inhabitants H7116 were of small H3027 power. H2865 They were dismayed H954 and confounded. H6212 They were like the grass H7704 of the field, H3419 and like the green H1877 herb, H2682 like the grass H1406 on the housetops, H7711 and like grain blasted H6440 before H7054 it has grown up.
27 H3045 But I know H3427 your sitting H3318 down, and your going out, H935 and your coming in, H7264 and your raging against me.
28 H7264 Because of your raging H7600 against me, and because your arrogance H5927 has come up H241 into my ears, H7760 therefore will I put H2397 my hook H639 in your nose, H4964 and my bridle H8193 in your lips, H7725 and I will turn you back H1870 by the way H935 by which you came."
29 H226 "‘This shall be the sign H398 to you: You shall eat H8141 this year H5599 that which grows H8145 of itself, and in the second H8141 year H7823 that which springs H7992 of the same; and in the third H8141 year H2232 sow, H7114 and reap, H5193 and plant H3754 vineyards, H398 and eat H6529 its fruit.
30 H7604 The remnant H6413 that has escaped H1004 of the house H3063 of Judah H3254 shall again H8328 take root H4295 downward, H6213 and bear H6529 fruit H4605 upward.
31 H3318 For out H3389 of Jerusalem H7611 a remnant H3318 will go out, H2022 and out of Mount H6726 Zion H6413 those who shall escape. H7068 The zeal H3068 of Yahweh H6213 will perform this.'
32 H559 "Therefore thus says H3068 Yahweh H4428 concerning the king H804 of Assyria, H935 ‘He shall not come H5892 to this city, H3384 nor shoot H2671 an arrow H6923 there, neither shall he come before H4043 it with shield, H8210 nor cast H5550 up a mound against it.
33 H1870 By the way H935 that he came, H7725 by the same shall he return, H935 and he shall not come H5892 to this city,' H5002 says H3068 Yahweh.
34 H1598 ‘For I will defend H5892 this city H3467 to save H5650 it, for my own sake, and for my servant H1732 David's sake.'"
35 H3915 It happened that night, H4397 that the angel H3068 of Yahweh H3318 went out, H5221 and struck H3967 one hundred H8084 eighty - H2568 five H505 thousand H4264 in the camp H804 of the Assyrians. H7925 When men arose early H7925 in the morning, H4191 behold, these were all dead H6297 bodies.
36 H5576 So Sennacherib H4428 king H804 of Assyria H5265 departed, H3212 and went H7725 and returned, H3427 and lived H5210 at Nineveh.