2 Kings 19
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1And when Hezekiah the King heard, he ripped his clothes, and there was hidden sackcloth, and he entered into the house of LORD JEHOVAH. 2And Eliakim Master of the house and Shebna the Scribe and the Elders of the Priests, while covered in sackcloth, sent to Isaiah the Prophet, son of Amuts 3And they said to him: “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘It is a day of trouble and of rebuke and of passion today, because labor pains of the children have arrived, and there is no power in the laboring mother! 4Perhaps LORD JEHOVAH your God will hear the words of Rab Shakeh whom his Master the King of Assyria sent to reproach the living God, and he shall rebuke him for the words that LORD JEHOVAH your God heard, and you will seek and you will pray for the rest who are left.” 5And the Servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah the Prophet. 6And Isaiah said to them, “Thus you will say to your Master: ‘Thus says LORD JEHOVAH, you shall not be afraid of the words that you heard by which the Messengers of the King of Assyria blasphemed before me. 7Behold, I have put a spirit in him, and he will hear a report, and he shall return to his land, and I shall cast him down by the sword in his land.’”

8And Rab Shakeh returned and he found the King of Assyria when he fought with Lebnah, because he heard that he had picked up from Lakish. 9And he heard concerning Tarkhaq, King of Kush, that he went out to fight with him, and he returned and he sent Messengers to Hezekiah: 10“Thus you will say to Hezekiah, King of Yehuda: your God upon whom you trust should not deceive you and you would say that Jerusalem is not delivered into the hands of the King of Assyria. 11Behold, you have heard all that the King of Assyria has done to all lands, and he destroyed them, and are you delivered? 12How have the gods of the nations delivered Gauzan and Kharan and Ratsaph and the children of Eden who were in Dalaser, whom my fathers killed with the sword? 13Where is the King of Khamath and the King of Raphad and the King of the city Sepharvaim, and of Ana and of Ava?”

14And Hezekiah took the letters from the hand of the Messengers, and he called them and he went up to the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and Hezekiah spread the letters before LORD JEHOVAH. 15And Hezekiah prayed before LORD JEHOVAH, and said: “LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts, God of Israel, sitting above the Cherubim, you are God, you alone, over all the kingdoms of Earth. You have made Heaven and Earth. 16Incline, LORD JEHOVAH, your ear, and hear; open, LORD JEHOVAH, your eyes and see, and hear all the words of Sennakherib who sent to reproach the living God! 17Truly, LORD JEHOVAH, the Kings of Assyria have ravaged the nations and their lands 18And their gods they have burned in fire, because they were not gods, but the work of the hands of the children of men, of wood and of stone, and they burned them. 19And now, LORD JEHOVAH, our God, save us from his hands, that all the kingdoms of Earth may know that you are LORD JEHOVAH God, you alone!”

20And Isaiah son of Amuts sent to Hezekiah, and he said: “Thus says LORD JEHOVAH, God of Israel, ‘Everything that you have prayed before me concerning Sennakherib, King of Assyria, I have heard.

21This is the word that LORD JEHOVAH has spoken concerning him: “The virgin daughter of Zion despises you and mocks you, and the daughter of Jerusalem wags her head at you.

22Whom have you rebuked, and in front of whom have you blasphemed, and against whom have you lifted your voice? You have lifted your eyes on high against The Holy One of Israel!

23And by the agency of your Messengers you have rebuked LORD JEHOVAH, and you have said: “With the multitude of my chariots I shall ascend to the height of the mountains and to the borders of Lebanon, and I shall cut off the heights of the cedars, and the best of its cypresses, also I shall enter to the height of the limit of the forest of Karmela.

24I shall dig and I shall drink the waters and I shall dry up with the hooves of my horses all the mighty rivers.”

25Have you not heard that from a distance I have made it, and from the first days I have prepared it, and now I have brought it, that you may be for a wilderness and a desolation as a fortress city?

26Because their power has become feeble, they are broken down, and they are ashamed, and they have become as grass of the field and like green sprouts of spring, and like the grass of a rooftop, and like a tender sprout before the stalk.

27Your dwelling and your entering and your going out I know, and that you were presumptuous against me.

28Because you have been presumptuous and you were arrogant against me, and your blasphemy went up in my ear, I shall put a ring into your nose and a bridle into your lips, and I shall turn you back into the way by which you came.

29And this will be a sign for you: eat this year an uncultivated crop, and the second year that which grows of the uncultivated crop, and the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 30And the rest of the house of Yehuda who were left shall continue; they cast a root beneath and they make fruit above. 31Because from Jerusalem will come forth a remnant, and an escape from the Mountain of Zion. The indignation of LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts shall do this.

32Because of this, thus says LORD JEHOVAH about the King of Assyria: “He shall not enter this city, and he shall not shoot an arrow there, and he shall not come before it with shields and he shall not lay an ambush in wait against it. 33But by the way that he came in he shall return, and he shall not enter this city, says LORD JEHOVAH. 34And I shall dwell upon this city and I shall save it for my sake and for the sake of David my Servant.”

35And it happened that night and the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH went out and he killed a hundred and eighty five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians, and they arose at dawn, and they saw, and behold, all the dead carcases. 36And they picked up and they went, and Sennakherib the King of Assyria returned and he dwelt in Nineva. 37And while he was worshiping in the house of Nesrak his god, Adramelek and Sharetsar his sons murdered him with a sword, and they escaped to the land of Aradat, and Serakhdum his son was made king after him.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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3rd edition Copyright © 2019

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