1 And when King Hezekiah heard it, he rent his clothes and put on sackecloth, and came into the house of the Lord,
2 And he sent Eliakim, which [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth,
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
4 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
5 So the seruants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 And Isaiah said vnto them, So shall ye say to your master, Thus sayeth the Lorde, Be not afraide of the words which thou hast heard, wherewith the seruants of the king of Asshur haue blasphemed me.
7 Behold, I will send a blast
8 So Rabshakeh returned, and founde the King of Asshur fighting against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
9 And when
10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy
11 Beholde, thou hast heard what the Kings of Asshur haue done to all landes, how they haue destroyed them: and shalt thou be deliuered?
12 Haue the gods of the heathen deliuered them which my fathers haue destroyed? as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden, which were in Thelasar?
13 Where is the King of Hamath, & the King of Arpad, and the King of the citie of Shepharuaim, Hena and Iuah?
14 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
15 And Hezekiah
17 Trueth it is, Lord, that the Kings of Asshur haue destroyed the nations and their landes,
18 And haue set fire on their gods: for they were no gods, but the worke of mans hands, euen wood and stone: therefore they destroyed them.
19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the
20 Then Isaiah the sonne of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I haue heard that which thou hast prayed me, concerning Saneherib King of Asshur.
21 This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The
22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted [thy] voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? [even]
23 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
24 I haue digged, and drunke the waters of others, and with the plant of my feete haue I dried all the floods closed in.
25 Hast thou not heard long ago [how] I have done it, [and] of ancient times that I have formed it?
26 Therefore their
27 I knowe thy dwelling, yea, thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy furie against me.
28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my
29 And this [shall be] a
30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take
31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the
32 Wherefore thus saith the Lorde, concerning the King of Asshur, He shall not enter into this citie, nor shoote an arrowe there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a mount against it:
33 But he shall returne the way he came, and shall not come into this citie, saith the Lorde.
34 For I will defende this citie to saue it for mine owne sake, and for Dauid my seruants sake.
35 And the same night the Angell of the Lorde went out and smote in the campe of Asshur an hundreth foure score and fiue thousande: so when they rose earely in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
36 So Saneherib King of Asshur departed, & went his way, and returned, & dwelt in Nineueh.
37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons