2 Kings 18:31
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English Standard Version
Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria: ‘Make your peace with me and come out to me. Then each one of you will eat of his own vine, and each one of his own fig tree, and each one of you will drink the water of his own cistern,

King James Bible
Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern:

American Standard Version
Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not hearken to Ezechias. For thus saith the king of the Assyrians: Do with me that which is for your advantage, and come out to me: and every man of you shall eat of his own vineyard, and of his own fig tree: and you shall drink water of your own cisterns,

English Revised Version
Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;

Webster's Bible Translation
Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern:

2 Kings 18:31 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After Rabshakeh had thus, as he imagined, taken away every ground of confidence from Hezekiah, he added still further, that the Assyrian king himself had also not come without Jehovah, but had been summoned by Him to effect the destruction of Judah. It is possible that some report may have reached his ears of the predictions of the prophets, who had represented the Assyrian invasion as a judgment from the Lord, and these he used for his own purposes. Instead of הזּה המּקום על, against this place, i.e., Jerusalem, we have הזּאת הארץ על in Isaiah, - a reading which owes its origin simply to the endeavour to bring the two clauses into exact conformity to one another.

2 Kings 18:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Make an agreement with me. or, Seek my favour. Heb. Make with me a blessing.

Genesis 32:20 And say you moreover, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me...

Genesis 33:11 Take, I pray you, my blessing that is brought to you; because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough...

Proverbs 18:16 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.

eat ye.

1 Kings 4:20,25 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry...

Zechariah 3:10 In that day, said the LORD of hosts, shall you call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.

cistern. or, pit.

Cross References
1 Kings 4:20
Judah and Israel were as many as the sand by the sea. They ate and drank and were happy.

1 Kings 4:25
And Judah and Israel lived in safety, from Dan even to Beersheba, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, all the days of Solomon.

2 Kings 18:30
Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD by saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.'

Proverbs 27:18
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.

Jeremiah 14:3
Her nobles send their servants for water; they come to the cisterns; they find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are ashamed and confounded and cover their heads.

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