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2 Kings 19 (WEBP)

[1] When King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into Yahweh’s house.
[2] He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
[3] They said to him, “Hezekiah says, ‘Today is a day of trouble, of rebuke, and of rejection; for the children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to deliver them.
[4] It may be Yahweh your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.’ ”
[5] So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
[6] Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master this: ‘Yahweh says, “Don’t be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
[7] Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he will hear news, and will return to his own land. I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.” ’ ”
[8] So Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.
[9] When he heard it said of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, “Behold, he has come out to fight against you,” he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,
[10] “Tell Hezekiah king of Judah this: ‘Don’t let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
[11] Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly. Will you be delivered?
[12] Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed—Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the children of Eden who were in Telassar?
[13] Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?’ ”
[14] Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it. Then Hezekiah went up to Yahweh’s house, and spread it before Yahweh.
[15] Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
[16] Incline your ear, Yahweh, and hear. Open your eyes, Yahweh, and see. Hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to defy the living God.
[17] Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands,
[18] 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.
[19] Now therefore, Yahweh our God, save us, I beg you, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Yahweh, are God alone.”
[20] Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, says ‘You have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, and I have heard you.
[21] This is the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: ‘The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you and ridiculed you. The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
[22] Whom have you defied and blasphemed? Against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel!
[23] By your messengers, you have defied the Lord, and have said, “With the multitude of my chariots, I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon, and I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypress trees; and I will enter into his farthest lodging place, the forest of his fruitful field.
[24] I have dug and drunk strange waters, and I will dry up all the rivers of Egypt with the sole of my feet.”
[25] Haven’t you heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? Now I have brought it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
[26] Therefore their inhabitants had little power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were like the grass of the field and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops and like grain blasted before it has grown up.
[27] But I know your sitting down, your going out, your coming in, and your raging against me.
[28] Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance has come up into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.’
[29] “This will be the sign to you: This year, you will eat that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs from that; and in the third year sow and reap, and plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
[30] The remnant that has escaped of the house of Judah will again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
[31] For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go out, and out of Mount Zion those who shall escape. Yahweh’s zeal will perform this.
[32] “Therefore Yahweh says concerning the king of Assyria, ‘He will not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there. He will not come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
[33] He will return the same way that he came, and he will not come to this city,’ says Yahweh.
[34] ‘For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for my servant David’s sake.’ ”
[35] That night, Yahweh’s angel went out and struck one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
[36] So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, went home, and lived at Nineveh.
[37] As he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Haddon his son reigned in his place.

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2 Kings 19 (KJVS)

[1] And it came to pass, when king H4428 Hezekiah H2396 heard H8085 (8800) [it], that he rent H7167 (8799) his clothes H899, and covered H3680 (8691) himself with sackcloth H8242, and went H935 (8799) into the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[2] And he sent H7971 (8799) Eliakim H471, which [was] over the household H1004, and Shebna H7644 the scribe H5608 (8802), and the elders H2205 of the priests H3548, covered H3680 (8693) with sackcloth H8242, to Isaiah H3470 the prophet H5030 the son H1121 of Amoz H531.
[3] And they said H559 (8799) unto him, Thus saith H559 (8804) Hezekiah H2396, This day H3117 [is] a day H3117 of trouble H6869, and of rebuke H8433, and blasphemy H5007: for the children H1121 are come H935 (8804) to the birth H4866, and [there is] not strength H3581 to bring forth H3205 (8800).
[4] It may be H194 the LORD H3068 thy God H430 will hear H8085 (8799) all the words H1697 of Rabshakeh H7262, whom the king H4428 of Assyria H804 his master H113 hath sent H7971 (8804) to reproach H2778 (8763) the living H2416 God H430; and will reprove H3198 (8689) the words H1697 which the LORD H3068 thy God H430 hath heard H8085 (8804): wherefore lift up H5375 (8804) [thy] prayer H8605 for the remnant H7611 that are left H4672 (8737).
[5] So the servants H5650 of king H4428 Hezekiah H2396 came H935 (8799) to Isaiah H3470.
[6] And Isaiah H3470 said H559 (8799) unto them, Thus shall ye say H559 (8799) to your master H113, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Be not afraid H3372 (8799) of H6440 the words H1697 which thou hast heard H8085 (8804), with which the servants H5288 of the king H4428 of Assyria H804 have blasphemed H1442 (8765) me.
[7] Behold, I will send H5414 (8802) a blast H7307 upon him, and he shall hear H8085 (8804) a rumour H8052, and shall return H7725 (8804) to his own land H776; and I will cause him to fall H5307 (8689) by the sword H2719 in his own land H776.
[8] So Rabshakeh H7262 returned H7725 (8799), and found H4672 (8799) the king H4428 of Assyria H804 warring H3898 (8737) against Libnah H3841: for he had heard H8085 (8804) that he was departed H5265 (8804) from Lachish H3923.
[9] And when he heard H8085 (8799) say H559 (8800) of Tirhakah H8640 king H4428 of Ethiopia H3568, Behold, he is come out H3318 (8804) to fight H3898 (8736) against thee: he sent H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 again H7725 (8799) unto Hezekiah H2396, saying H559 (8800),
[10] Thus shall ye speak H559 (8799) to Hezekiah H2396 king H4428 of Judah H3063, saying H559 (8800), Let not thy God H430 in whom thou trustest H982 (8802) deceive H5377 (8686) thee, saying H559 (8800), Jerusalem H3389 shall not be delivered H5414 (8735) into the hand H3027 of the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[11] Behold, thou hast heard H8085 (8804) what the kings H4428 of Assyria H804 have done H6213 (8804) to all lands H776, by destroying them utterly H2763 (8687): and shalt thou be delivered H5337 (8735)?
[12] Have the gods H430 of the nations H1471 delivered H5337 (8689) them which my fathers H1 have destroyed H7843 (8765); [as] Gozan H1470, and Haran H2771, and Rezeph H7530, and the children H1121 of Eden H5729 which [were] in Thelasar H8515?
[13] Where [is] the king H4428 of Hamath H2574, and the king H4428 of Arpad H774, and the king H4428 of the city H5892 of Sepharvaim H5617, of Hena H2012, and Ivah H5755?
[14] And Hezekiah H2396 received H3947 (8799) the letter H5612 of the hand H3027 of the messengers H4397, and read H7121 (8799) it: and Hezekiah H2396 went up H5927 (8799) into the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and spread H6566 (8799) it before H6440 the LORD H3068.
[15] And Hezekiah H2396 prayed H6419 (8691) before H6440 the LORD H3068, and said H559 (8799), O LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478, which dwellest H3427 (8802) [between] the cherubims H3742, thou art the God H430, [even] thou alone, of all the kingdoms H4467 of the earth H776; thou hast made H6213 (8804) heaven H8064 and earth H776.
[16] LORD H3068, bow down H5186 (8685) thine ear H241, and hear H8085 (8798): open H6491 (8798), LORD H3068, thine eyes H5869, and see H7200 (8798): and hear H8085 (8798) the words H1697 of Sennacherib H5576, which hath sent H7971 (8804) him to reproach H2778 (8763) the living H2416 God H430.
[17] Of a truth H551, LORD H3068, the kings H4428 of Assyria H804 have destroyed H2717 (8689) the nations H1471 and their lands H776,
[18] And have cast H5414 (8804) their gods H430 into the fire H784: for they [were] no gods H430, but the work H4639 of men’s H120 hands H3027, wood H6086 and stone H68: therefore they have destroyed H6 (8762) them.
[19] Now therefore, O LORD H3068 our God H430, I beseech thee, save H3467 (8685) thou us out of his hand H3027, that all the kingdoms H4467 of the earth H776 may know H3045 (8799) that thou [art] the LORD H3068 God H430, [even] thou only.
[20] Then Isaiah H3470 the son H1121 of Amoz H531 sent H7971 (8799) to Hezekiah H2396, saying H559 (8800), Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478, [That] which thou hast prayed H6419 (8694) to me against Sennacherib H5576 king H4428 of Assyria H804 I have heard H8085 (8804).
[21] This [is] the word H1697 that the LORD H3068 hath spoken H1696 (8765) concerning him; The virgin H1330 the daughter H1323 of Zion H6726 hath despised H959 (8804) thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn H3932 (8804); the daughter H1323 of Jerusalem H3389 hath shaken H5128 (8689) her head H7218 at thee H310.
[22] Whom hast thou reproached H2778 (8765) and blasphemed H1442 (8765)? and against whom hast thou exalted H7311 (8689) [thy] voice H6963, and lifted up H5375 (8799) thine eyes H5869 on high H4791? [even] against the Holy H6918 [One] of Israel H3478.
[23] By H3027 thy messengers H4397 thou hast reproached H2778 (8765) the Lord H136, and hast said H559 (8799), With the multitude H7230 of my chariots H7393 (8675) H7393 I am come up H5927 (8804) to the height H4791 of the mountains H2022, to the sides H3411 of Lebanon H3844, and will cut down H3772 (8799) the tall H6967 cedar trees H730 thereof, [and] the choice H4004 fir trees H1265 thereof: and I will enter H935 (8799) into the lodgings H4411 of his borders H7093, [and into] the forest H3293 of his Carmel H3760.
[24] I have digged H6979 (8804) and drunk H8354 (8804) strange H2114 (8801) waters H4325, and with the sole H3709 of my feet H6471 have I dried H2717 (8686) up all the rivers H2975 of besieged places H4693.
[25] Hast thou not heard H8085 (8804) long ago H7350 [how] I have done H6213 (8804) it, [and] of ancient H6924 times H3117 that I have formed H3335 (8804) it? now have I brought H935 (8689) it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste H7582 (8687) fenced H1219 (8803) cities H5892 [into] ruinous H5327 (8737) heaps H1530.
[26] Therefore their inhabitants H3427 (8802) were of small H7116 power H3027, they were dismayed H2865 (8804) and confounded H954 (8799); they were [as] the grass H6212 of the field H7704, and [as] the green H3419 herb H1877, [as] the grass H2682 on the housetops H1406, and [as corn] blasted H7711 before H6440 it be grown up H7054.
[27] But I know H3045 (8804) thy abode H3427 (8800), and thy going out H3318 (8800), and thy coming in H935 (8800), and thy rage H7264 (8692) against me.
[28] Because thy rage H7264 (8692) against me and thy tumult H7600 is come up H5927 (8804) into mine ears H241, therefore I will put H7760 (8804) my hook H2397 in thy nose H639, and my bridle H4964 in thy lips H8193, and I will turn thee back H7725 (8689) by the way H1870 by which thou camest H935 (8804).
[29] And this [shall be] a sign H226 unto thee, Ye shall eat H398 (8800) this year H8141 such things as grow H5599 of themselves, and in the second H8145 year H8141 that which springeth H7823 of the same; and in the third H7992 year H8141 sow H2232 (8798) ye, and reap H7114 (8798), and plant H5193 (8798) vineyards H3754, and eat H398 (8798) the fruits H6529 thereof.
[30] And the remnant H7604 (8737) that is escaped H6413 of the house H1004 of Judah H3063 shall yet again H3254 (8804) take root H8328 downward H4295, and bear H6213 (8804) fruit H6529 upward H4605.
[31] For out of Jerusalem H3389 shall go forth H3318 (8799) a remnant H7611, and they that escape H6413 out of mount H2022 Zion H6726: the zeal H7068 of the LORD H3068 [of hosts (8675) H6635] shall do H6213 (8799) this.
[32] Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 concerning the king H4428 of Assyria H804, He shall not come H935 (8799) into this city H5892, nor shoot H3384 (8686) an arrow H2671 there, nor come before H6923 (8762) it with shield H4043, nor cast H8210 (8799) a bank H5550 against it.
[33] By the way H1870 that he came H935 (8799), by the same shall he return H7725 (8799), and shall not come H935 (8799) into this city H5892, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[34] For I will defend H1598 (8804) this city H5892, to save H3467 (8687) it, for mine own sake, and for my servant H5650 David’s H1732 sake.
[35] And it came to pass that night H3915, that the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 went out H3318 (8799), and smote H5221 (8686) in the camp H4264 of the Assyrians H804 an hundred H3967 fourscore H8084 and five H2568 thousand H505: and when they arose early H7925 (8686) in the morning H1242, behold, they [were] all dead H4191 (8801) corpses H6297.
[36] So Sennacherib H5576 king H4428 of Assyria H804 departed H5265 (8799), and went H3212 (8799) and returned H7725 (8799), and dwelt H3427 (8799) at Nineveh H5210.
[37] And it came to pass, as he was worshipping H7812 (8693) in the house H1004 of Nisroch H5268 his god H430, that Adrammelech H152 and Sharezer H8272 his sons H1121 smote H5221 (8689) him with the sword H2719: and they escaped H4422 (8738) into the land H776 of Armenia H780. And Esarhaddon H634 his son H1121 reigned H4427 (8799) in his stead.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Kings 19 (YLT)

[1] And it cometh to pass, at king Hezekiah’s hearing, that he rendeth his garments, and covereth himself with sackcloth, and entereth the house of Jehovah,
[2] and sendeth Eliakim, who is over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covering themselves with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet, son of Amoz,
[3] and they say unto him, ‘Thus said Hezekiah-A day of distress, and rebuke, and despising is this day; for come have sons unto the birth, and power there is not to bring forth.
[4] ‘It may be Jehovah thy God doth hear all the words of the chief of the butlers with which the king of Asshur his lord hath sent him to reproach the living God, and hath decided concerning the words that Jehovah thy God hath heard, and thou hast lifted up prayer for the remnant that is found.’
[5] And the servants of king Hezekiah come in unto Isaiah,
[6] and Isaiah saith to them, ‘Thus do ye say unto your lord: Thus said Jehovah, Be not afraid because of the words that thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Asshur have reviled Me.
[7] Lo, I am giving in him a spirit, and he hath heard a report, and hath turned back to his land, and I have caused him to fall by the sword in his land.’
[8] And the chief of the butlers turneth back and findeth the king of Asshur fighting against Libnah, for he hath heard that he hath journeyed from Lachish.
[9] And he heareth concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, saying, ‘Lo, he hath come out to fight with thee;’ and he turneth and sendeth messengers unto Hezekiah, saying,
[10] ‘Thus do ye speak unto Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God lift thee up in whom thou art trusting, saying, Jerusalem is not given into the hand of the king of Asshur.
[11] Lo, thou hast heard that which the kings of Asshur have done to all the lands-to devote them; and thou art delivered!
[12] did the gods of the nations deliver them whom my fathers destroyed-Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the sons of Eden, who are in Thelassar?
[13] Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah?’
[14] And Hezekiah taketh the letters out of the hand of the messengers, and readeth them, and goeth up to the house of Jehovah, and Hezekiah spreadeth it before Jehovah.
[15] And Hezekiah prayeth before Jehovah, and saith, ‘O Jehovah, God of Israel, inhabiting the cherubs, Thou art God Himself-Thyself alone-to all the kingdoms of the earth: Thou hast made the heavens and the earth.
[16] Incline, O Jehovah, Thine ear, and hear; open, O Jehovah, Thine eyes, and see; and hear Thou the words of Sennacherib with which he hath sent him to reproach the living God.
[17] ‘Truly, O Jehovah, kings of Asshur have laid waste the nations, and their land,
[18] and have put their gods into fire, for they are no gods, but work of the hands of man, wood and stone, and destroy them.
[19] And now, O Jehovah our God, save us, we pray Thee, out of his hand, and know do all kingdoms of the earth that Thou art Jehovah God-Thyself alone.’
[20] And Isaiah son of Amoz sendeth unto Hezekiah, saying, ‘Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed unto Me concerning Sennacherib king of Asshur I have heard:
[21] this is the word that Jehovah spake concerning him: ‘Trampled on thee-laughed at thee, Hath the virgin daughter of Zion Behind thee shaken the head- Hath the daughter of Jerusalem?
[22] Whom hast thou reproached and reviled? And against whom lifted up a voice? Yea, thou dost lift up on high thine eyes- Against the Holy One of Israel!
[23] By the hand of thy messengers Thou hast reproached the Lord, and sayest: In the multitude of my chariots I have come up to a high place of mountains- The sides of Lebanon, And I cut down the height of its cedars, The choice of its firs, And I enter the lodging of its extremity, The forest of its Carmel.
[24] I have digged, and drunk strange waters, And I dry up with the sole of my steps All floods of a bulwark.
[25] Hast thou not heard from afar, it I made, From days of old that I formed it? Now I have brought it in, And it becometh a desolation, Ruinous heaps are fenced cities,
[26] And their inhabitants are feeble-handed, They were broken down, and are dried up, They have been the herb of the field, And the greenness of the tender grass, Grass of the roofs, And blasted corn-before it hath risen up!
[27] And thy sitting down, and thy going out, And thy coming in, I have known, And thine anger towards Me;
[28] Because of thine anger towards Me, And thy noise-it came up into Mine ears, I have put My hook in thy nose, And My bridle in thy lips, And have caused thee to turn back, In the way in which thou camest.
[29] And this to thee is the sign, Food of the year is the spontaneous growth, And in the second year the self-produced, And in the third year sow ye, and reap, And plant vineyards, and eat their fruits.
[30] And it hath continued- The escaped of the house of Judah That hath been left-to take root beneath, And hath made fruit upward.
[31] For from Jerusalem goeth out a remnant, And an escape from mount Zion; The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts doth this.
[32] Therefore, thus said Jehovah, Concerning the king of Asshur: He doth not come in unto this city, Nor doth he shoot there an arrow, Nor doth he come before it with shield. Nor doth he pour out against it a mount.
[33] In the way that he cometh in- In it he turneth back, And unto this city he doth not come in, The affirmation of Jehovah-
[34] And I have covered over this city, To save it, for Mine own sake, And for the sake of David My servant.’
[35] And it cometh to pass, in that night, that a messenger of Jehovah goeth out, and smiteth in the camp of Asshur a hundred eighty and five thousand, and they rise early in the morning, and lo, all of them are dead corpses.
[36] And Sennacherib king of Asshur journeyeth, and goeth, and turneth back, and dwelleth in Nineveh;
[37] and it cometh to pass, he is bowing himself in the house of Nisroch his god, and Adramelech and Sharezar his sons have smitten him with the sword, and they have escaped to the land of Ararat, and Esar-Haddon his son reigneth in his stead.