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to Sennacherib’s words of defiance against
the living God.
17 “It is true, Lord, that the kings of Assyria
have destroyed all these nations. 18 And they
have thrown the gods of these nations into
the fire and burned them. But of course the
Assyrians could destroy them! They were
not gods at a ll—only idols of wood and stone
shaped by human hands. 19 Now, O Lord our
God, rescue us from his power; then all the
kingdoms of the earth will know that you
alone, O Lord, are God.”
20 Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent this mes
sage to Hezek
iah: “This is what the Lord, the
God of Israel, says: I have heard your prayer
about King Sennacherib of Assyria. 21 And the
Lord has spoken this word against him:
Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Here is the
proof that what I say is true:
“The virgin daughter of Zion
despises you and laughs at you.
The daughter of Jerusalem
shakes her head in derision as you flee.
“Whom have you been defying and
Against whom did you raise your voice?
At whom did you look with such haughty
It was the Holy One of Israel!
By your messengers you have defied
You have said, ‘With my many chariots
I have conquered the highest mountains—
yes, the remotest peaks of Lebanon.
I have cut down its tallest cedars
and its finest cypress trees.
I have reached its farthest corners
and explored its deepest forests.
I have dug wells in many foreign lands
and refreshed myself with their water.
With the sole of my foot
I stopped up all the rivers of Egypt!’
“But have you not heard?
I decided this long ago.
Long ago I planned it,
and now I am making it happen.
I planned for you to crush fortified cities
into heaps of rubble.
That is why their people have so little
and are so frightened and confused.
They are as weak as grass,
as easily trampled as tender green
They are like grass sprouting on
scorched before it can grow lush
“But I know you w
where you stay
and when you come and go.
I know the way you have raged
And because of your raging against me
and your arrogance, which I have heard
I will put my hook in your nose
and my bit in your mouth.
I will make you return
by the same road on which you came.”
“This year you will eat only what grows up
and next year you will eat what springs
up from that.
But in the third year you will plant crops
and harvest them;
you will tend vineyards and eat their
And you who are left in Judah,
who have escaped the ravages of
will put roots down in your own soil
and will grow up and flourish.
For a remnant of my people will spread
out from Jerusalem,
a group of survivors from Mount Zion.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of
will make this happen!
this is what the Lord says about the
king of Assyria:
“His armies will not enter Jerusalem.
They will not even shoot an arrow at it.
They will not march outside its gates with
nor build banks of earth against its walls.
The king will return to his own country
by the same road on which he came.
He will not enter this city,
says the Lord.
For my own honor and for the sake of my
I will defend this city and protect it.”
35 That night the angel of the Lord went out
to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyr
ian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians*
woke up the next morning, they found corpses
everywhere. 36 Then King Sennacherib of As
syria broke camp and returned to his own
land. He went home to his capital of Nineveh
and stayed there.
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