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 Judean's 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 Judean's 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.