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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 2 Kings 18:19 - 37
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 18
18:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The field commander said to them, "Tell Hezekiah: "'This is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: On what are you basing this confidence of yours?
 
18:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You say you have strategy and military strength - but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel against me?
 
18:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Look now, you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces a man's hand and wounds him if he leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.
 
18:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And if you say to me, "We are depending on the LORD our God" - isn't he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, "You must worship before this altar in Jerusalem"?
 
18:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses - if you can put riders on them!
 
18:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
How can you repulse one officer of the least of my master's officials, even though you are depending on Egypt for chariots and horsemen F58 ?
 
18:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, have I come to attack and destroy this place without word from the LORD? The LORD himself told me to march against this country and destroy it.'"
 
18:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah said to the field commander, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don't speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people on the wall."
 
18:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the commander replied, "Was it only to your master and you that my master sent me to say these things, and not to the men sitting on the wall - who, like you, will have to eat their own filth and drink their own urine?"
 
18:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the commander stood and called out in Hebrew: "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria!
 
18:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is what the king says: Do not let Hezekiah deceive you. He cannot deliver you from my hand.
 
18:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the LORD when he says, 'The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.'
 
18:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then every one of you will eat from his own vine and fig tree and drink water from his own cistern,
 
18:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
until I come and take you to a land like your own, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Choose life and not death! "Do not listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, 'The LORD will deliver us.'
 
18:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Has the god of any nation ever delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria?
 
18:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah? Have they rescued Samaria from my hand?
 
18:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Who of all the gods of these countries has been able to save his land from me? How then can the LORD deliver Jerusalem from my hand?"
 
18:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."
 
18:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary and Joah son of Asaph the recorder went to Hezekiah, with their clothes torn, and told him what the field commander had said.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F58 Or charioteers

 
 

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