Book 12 of 66: 2 Kings: Chapter 019 of 25

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012:019:001
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 LORD.


012:019:002
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.


012:019:003
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.


012:019:004
It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh,
whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God;
and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard:
wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.


012:019:005
So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.


012:019:006
And Isaiah said unto them,
Thus shall ye say to your master,
Thus saith the LORD,
Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard,
with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.


012:019:007
Behold,
I will send a 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.


012:019:008
So Rabshakeh returned,
and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah:
for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.


012:019:009
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia,
Behold,
he is come out to fight against thee:
he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah,
saying,


012:019:010
Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah,
saying,
Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee,
saying,
Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.


012:019:011
Behold,
thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands,
by destroying them utterly:
and shalt thou be delivered?


012:019:012
Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed;
as Gozan,
and Haran,
and Rezeph,
and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?


012:019:013
Where is the king of Hamath,
and the king of Arpad,
and the king of the city of Sepharvaim,
of Hena,
and Ivah?


012:019:014
And 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.


012:019:015
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD,
and said,
O LORD God of Israel,
which dwellest between the cherubims,
thou art the God,
even thou alone,
of all the kingdoms of the earth;
thou hast made heaven and earth.


012:019:016
LORD,
bow down thine ear,
and hear:
open,
LORD,
thine eyes,
and see:
and hear the words of Sennacherib,
which hath sent him to reproach the living God.


012:019:017
Of a truth,
LORD,
the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,


012:019:018
And have cast their gods into the fire:
for they were no gods,
but the work of men's hands,
wood and stone:
therefore they have destroyed them.


012:019:019
Now therefore,
O LORD our God,
I beseech thee,
save thou us out of his hand,
that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God,
even thou only.


012:019:020
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 I have heard.


012:019:021
This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him;
The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee,
and laughed thee to scorn;
the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.


012:019:022
Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed?
and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice,
and lifted up thine eyes on high?
even against the Holy One of Israel.


012:019:023
By thy messengers thou hast reproached the LORD,
and hast said,
With 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.


012:019:024
I have digged and drunk strange waters,
and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.


012:019:025
Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it,
and of ancient times that I have formed it?
now have I brought it to pass,
that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.


012:019:026
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 the grass on the house tops,
and as corn blasted before it be grown up.


012:019:027
But I know thy abode,
and thy going out,
and thy coming in,
and thy rage against me.


012:019:028
Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears,
therefore I 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.


012:019:029
And this shall be a 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.


012:019:030
And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward,
and bear fruit upward.


012:019:031
For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant,
and they that escape out of mount Zion:
the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.


012:019:032
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.


012:019:033
By the way that he came,
by the same shall he return,
and shall not come into this city,
saith the LORD.


012:019:034
For I will defend this city,
to save it,
for mine own sake,
and for my servant David's sake.


012:019:035
And it 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.


012:019:036
So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed,
and went and returned,
and dwelt at Nineveh.


012:019:037
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 Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.


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