1 And awhen King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the Lord.
4 ‘Perhaps the Lord your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to areproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the Lord your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for bthe remnant that is left.’ ”
6 Isaiah said to them, “Thus you shall say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord, “aDo not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
18 “Truly, O Lord, the akings of Assyria have devastated all the countries and their lands,
21 Then aIsaiah the son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Because you have prayed to Me about Sennacherib king of Assyria,
“She has despised you and mocked you,
She has cshaken her head behind you,
The daughter of Jerusalem!
23 “Whom have you areproached and blasphemed?
And against whom have you raised your voice
Against the cHoly One of Israel!
And you have said, ‘With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains,
To the remotest parts of aLebanon;
And I cut down its tall bcedars and its choice cypresses.
And awith the sole of my feet I dried up
All the rivers of 1Egypt.’
26 “aHave you not heard?
Long ago I did it,
From ancient times I bplanned it.
Now cI have brought it to pass,
They were dismayed and put to shame;
They were as the avegetation of the field and as the green herb,
28 “But I aknow your sitting down
And your going out and your coming in
And your raging against Me.
Therefore I will put My bhook in your nose
And My cbridle in your lips,
And I will turn you back dby the way which you came.
30 “Then this shall be the sign for you: 1you will eat this year what agrows of itself, in the second year what springs from the same, and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
33 “Therefore, thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, ‘He will not come to this city or shoot an arrow there; and he will not come before it with a shield, or throw up a asiege ramp against it.
34 ‘aBy the way that he came, by the same he will return, and he will not come to this city,’ declares the Lord.
38 It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons killed him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of aArarat. And bEsarhaddon his son became king in his place.
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