2 Chronicles 32

CHAPTER 32

Sennacherib Wars against Judah

And after these words, and this truth, came Sennacherib king of the Assyrians. And he came unto Judah, and he camped about the [2cities 1walled], and he spoke at first to take them. And Hezekiah beheld that Sennacherib comes, and his face was to wage war against Jerusalem. And he consulted with his elders, and the mighty ones to obstruct the waters of the springs which was outside the city, and they vigorously assisted him. And he brought together [2people 1many], and they obstructed the waters of the springs, and the rushing stream separating through the city, saying, Should [3come 1the king 2of the Assyrians] and find [2water 1much], and grow strong? And Hezekiah strengthened himself, and built up every wall having been razed, and towers, and [2outside 3wall around 1another]. And he strengthened the elevation of the city of David, and carefully prepared [2weapons 1many]. And he put rulers of war over the people. And they were brought together to him upon the square of the gate of the city. And he spoke unto their heart, saying, Be strong and be manly! fear not, nor be terrified from the face of the king of Assyria, nor from the face of any of the nations with him! for with us are more over the ones with him. With him are arms of flesh, [2with 3us 1but] is the  lord our God, to deliver and to wage our war. And [3relied with confidence 1the 2people] upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. And after these things [4sent 1Sennacherib 2king 3of the Assyrians] his servants unto Jerusalem. And he was by Lachish, and all his military with him. And he sent to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah in Jerusalem, saying, 10 Thus says Sennacherib king of the Assyrians, Upon whom do you rely, that you settle in the stronghold in Jerusalem? 11 Has not Hezekiah deceived you to deliver you into death, and into hunger, and into thirst, saying, The  lord our God shall deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria? 12 [3not 2this 1Is] Hezekiah who removed his altars, and his high places, and said to Judah, and to the ones dwelling in Jerusalem, saying, Before this altar you shall do obeisance, and upon it you shall burn incense? 13 Do you not know what [4did 1I 2and 3my fathers] to all the peoples of the places. In being able, were [8able 1the 2gods 3of the 4nations 5of all 6the 7earth] to deliver their people from my hand? 14 Who among all the gods of these nations, which [2utterly destroyed 1my fathers], is the one who is able to rescue his people from my hand, that [2shall be able 1your God] to deliver you from out of my hand? 15 And now, let not [2deceive 3you 1Hezekiah], and not persuade you to do according to these things, and do not trust him; for in no way was [6able 1a god 2of any 3nation 4and 5kingdom] to deliver his people from out of my hand, and from out of the hand of my fathers. For [3your God 1in no way 2shall] deliver you from out of my hand. 16 And still [2spoke 1his servants] against the  lord God, and against Hezekiah his servant. 17 And [2a scroll 1he wrote] to berate the  lord God of Israel. And he said concerning him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the earth did not rescue their people from my hand, so in no way shall [4rescue 1the 2God 3of Hezekiah] his people from out of my hand. 18 And they yelled with [2voice 1a great] in Jewish unto the people of Jerusalem upon the wall, to make them afraid of them, and to tear them down, so as to first take the city. 19 And he spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as also against the gods of the peoples of the land -- the works of the hands of men. 20 And [4prayed 1Hezekiah 2the 3king], and Isaiah son of Amoz the prophet concerning these things, and they yelled unto the heaven. 21 And the  lord sent an angel, and he obliterated every mighty warrior, and ruler, and commandant in the camp of the king of Assyria. And he returned with shame of face into his land. And he entered into the house of his god, and some of the ones coming forth from his belly overthrew him by the broadsword. 22 And the  lord delivered Hezekiah and the ones dwelling in Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria, and from the hand of all, and rested them round about. 23 And many brought gifts to the  lord in Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah. And he was elevated in the eyes of all the nations after these things. 24 In those days Hezekiah became ill unto death, and he prayed to the  lord. And he heeded him, and [3a sign 1gave 2to him]. 25 And [2rendered not 3according to 4the 5recompense 6which 7he recompensed 8to him 1Hezekiah]; but he exalted his heart. And [2came 3upon 4him 1wrath], and upon Judah, and Jerusalem. 26 And Hezekiah was humbled from the haughtiness of his heart, he and the ones dwelling in Jerusalem. And [3did not 4come 5upon 6them 1the wrath 2of the  lord] in the days of Hezekiah. 27 And there came to Hezekiah riches and glory -- [2much 1exceedingly]. And [3treasuries 1he made 2himself] of silver, and of gold, and [2stone 1of valuable], and for aromatics; and [2armories 1he made], and [2for all 3the 4items 5of the 6desirable things 1storehouses]; 28 and cities for the produce of the grain, and wine, and olive oil; and stables for every beast, and havens for the flocks. 29 And [2cities 1he made] for himself, and possessions of sheep and oxen in abundance; for [2gave 3to him 1the  lord 6belongings 5vast 4exceedingly]. 30 Hezekiah himself obstructed the delivery of the water of Gihon -- the upper part, and he straightened it below to the west of the city of David. And the way of Hezekiah was prospered in all his works. 31 And thus in the matters concerning the ambassadors of the rulers of the ones from Babylon being sent to him, to inquire of him of the miracle which took place in the land, that [2abandoned 3him 1the  lord], to test him, to know the things in his heart. 32 And the rest of the words of Hezekiah, and his mercies, behold, they are written in the prophecy of Isaiah son of Amoz the prophet, and upon the scroll of the kings of Judah and Israel. 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers. And they entombed him in the ascent of the burying-places of the sons of David. And glory and honor they gave to him in his death, even all Judah, and the ones dwelling in Jerusalem. And [3reigned 1Manasseh 2his son] instead of him.
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