2 Kings 18:17

17And the king of Assyria sent the a  Tartan, the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they arrived, they came and stood by b  the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway to the Washer’s Field.

2 Kings 18:19

19And the Rabshakeh said to them, “Say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: On what do you rest this trust of yours?

2 Kings 18:27-35

27But the Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me to speak these words to your master and to you, and not to the men sitting on the wall, who are doomed with you to eat their own dung and to drink their own urine?”

28Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out in a loud voice in the language of Judah: “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria! 29Thus says the king: ‘Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you out of my
Hebrew his
hand.
30Do 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.’ 31Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria: ‘Make your peace with me
Hebrew  Make a blessing with me
and come out to me. Then e  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,
32until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, f  a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and g  honey, that you may live, and not die. And do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you by saying, “The  Lord will deliver us.” 33 h  Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 34 i  Where are the gods of j  Hamath and k  Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and l  Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 35Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their lands out of my hand m  that the  Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?’”

2 Kings 19:9

9 n  Now the king heard concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, “Behold, he has set out to fight against you.” So he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,

2 Kings 19:23

23 o  By your messengers you have mocked the Lord,
and you have said p  ‘With my many chariots
I have gone up the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of q  Lebanon;
I felled its tallest cedars,
its choicest cypresses;
I entered its farthest lodging place,
its most r  fruitful forest.

2 Chronicles 32:9-16

Sennacherib Blasphemes

9After this, Sennacherib king of Assyria, who was besieging Lachish with all his forces, sent his servants to Jerusalem to Hezekiah king of Judah and to all the people of Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria, ‘On what are you trusting, that you endure the siege in Jerusalem? 11Is not Hezekiah misleading you, that he may give you over to die by famine and by thirst, when he tells you, “The  Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”? 12 s  Has not this same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, “Before one altar you shall worship, and on it you shall burn your sacrifices”? 13Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands at all able to deliver their lands out of my hand? 14Who among all the gods of those nations that my fathers devoted to destruction was able to deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you in this fashion, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you out of my hand!’”

16And his servants said still more against the  Lord God and against his servant Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 32:19

19And they spoke of the God of Jerusalem as they spoke of the gods of the peoples of the earth, which are the work of men’s hands.

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