2 Kings 19

1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the aLORD. 2 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth. 4 bIt may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rab-shakeh, cwhom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will dreprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore elift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left. 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

6 gAnd Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, fBe not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will send ha blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

8 So Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed ifrom Lachish. 9 And jwhen he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying, 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God kin whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered? 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, land Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of mEden which were in Thelasar? 13 nWhere is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and oIvah?

14 pAnd Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, rwhich dwellest between the cherubims, qthou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth. 16 LORD, sbow down thine ear, and hear: topen, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God. 17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, 18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the uwork of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, vthat all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria wI have heard. 21 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin ythe daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem xhath shaken her head at thee. 22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against zthe Holy One of Israel. 23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the LORD, and hast said, aWith the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel. 24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places. 25 Hast thou not heard long ago how cI have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that bthou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps. 26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as dthe grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

27 But eI know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me. 28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore fI will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest. 29 And this shall be ga sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. 30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. 31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: hthe zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 34 For iI will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and jfor my servant David's sake.

35 And kit came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. 36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at lNineveh. 37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And mEsarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Cross Ref
1aPsa 3:4
Psa 3:8
Psa 27:14
Psa 37:5-40
Psa 55:10
Psa 55:22
Pro 16:3
Isa 37:1
Phi 4:6
1 Pet 5:6-7
4b2 Sam 16:12
c2 Kin 18:35
dPsa 50:21
eJam 5:16
6f2 Kin 6:16
Exo 14:13
gIsa 37:6
7hJob 4:9
Psa 11:6
8i2 Kin 18:14
9j1 Sam 23:27
Isa 37:9
10kIsa 37:14
Isa 37:10
2 Kin 18:5
12lGen 11:31
mEze 27:23
13n2 Kin 18:34
o2 Kin 17:24
14pIsa 37:14
15qIsa 44:6
Psa 96:5
rPsa 80:1
1 Sam 4:4
Exo 25:22
16sPsa 31:2
t2 Chr 6:40
18uPsa 115:4
19vPsa 83:18
20wPsa 65:2
21xLam 2:15
Psa 22:7-8
Job 16:4
yLam 2:13
22zPsa 71:22
Isa 5:24
Jer 51:5
23aPsa 20:7
25bIsa 10:5
cIsa 45:7
Psa 33:11
26dPsa 129:6
27ePsa 139:1
28fJob 41:2
Amo 4:2
29g2 Kin 20:8-9
Isa 7:11
Luk 2:12
31hIsa 9:7
34i2 Kin 20:6
j1 Kin 11:12-13
35k2 Chr 32:21
36lGen 10:11
Jon 1:2
Nah 1:1
Zep 2:13
37mEzr 4:2