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2 Kings 19:1
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Jerusalem's Deliverance Foretold(a)

When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore(b) his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord .
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2 Kings 19:2
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He sent Eliakim(c) the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary and the leading priests,(d) all wearing sackcloth,(e) to the prophet Isaiah(f) son of Amoz.
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2 Kings 19:3
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They told him, "This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment(g) of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
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2 Kings 19:4
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It may be that the Lord your God will hear all the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule(h) the living God, and that he will rebuke(i) him for the words the Lord your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant(j) that still survives."
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2 Kings 19:5
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When King Hezekiah's officials came to Isaiah,
2 Kings 19:6
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Isaiah said to them, "Tell your master, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid(k) of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed(l) me.
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2 Kings 19:7
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Listen! When he hears a certain report,(m) I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.(n)'"
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2 Kings 19:8
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When the field commander heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish,(o) he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah.(p)
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2 Kings 19:9
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Now Sennacherib received a report that Tirhakah, the king of Cush,[a] was marching out to fight against him. So he again sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word:
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2 Kings 19:10
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"Say to Hezekiah king of Judah: Do not let the god you depend(q) on deceive(r) you when he says, ‘Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.'
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2 Kings 19:11
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Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered?
2 Kings 19:12
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Did the gods of the nations that were destroyed by my predecessors deliver(s) them—the gods of Gozan,(t) Harran,(u) Rezeph and the people of Eden who were in Tel Assar?
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2 Kings 19:13
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Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?"(v)
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2 Kings 19:14
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Hezekiah received the letter(x) from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord .
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2 Kings 19:15
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And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord : " Lord , the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim,(y) you alone(z) are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
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2 Kings 19:16
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Give ear,(aa) Lord , and hear;(ab) open your eyes,(ac) Lord , and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.
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2 Kings 19:17
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"It is true, Lord , that the Assyrian kings have laid waste these nations and their lands.
2 Kings 19:18
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They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods(ad) but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands.(ae)
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2 Kings 19:19
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Now, Lord our God, deliver(af) us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms(ag) of the earth may know(ah) that you alone, Lord , are God."
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2 Kings 19:20
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Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah: "This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: I have heard(ak) your prayer concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria.
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2 Kings 19:21
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This is the word that the Lord has spoken against(al) him: "‘Virgin Daughter(am) Zion despises(an) you and mocks(ao) you. Daughter Jerusalem tosses her head(ap) as you flee.
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2 Kings 19:22
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Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed?(aq) Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One(ar) of Israel!
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2 Kings 19:23
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By your messengers you have ridiculed the Lord. And you have said,(as) "With my many chariots(at) I have ascended the heights of the mountains, the utmost heights of Lebanon. I have cut down(au) its tallest cedars, the choicest of its junipers. I have reached its remotest parts, the finest of its forests.
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2 Kings 19:24
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I have dug wells in foreign lands and drunk the water there. With the soles of my feet I have dried up all the streams of Egypt."
2 Kings 19:25
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"‘Have you not heard?(av) Long ago I ordained it. In days of old I planned(aw) it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities into piles of stone.(ax)
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2 Kings 19:26
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Their people, drained of power,(ay) are dismayed(az) and put to shame. They are like plants in the field, like tender green shoots,(ba) like grass sprouting on the roof, scorched(bb) before it grows up.
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2 Kings 19:27
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"‘But I know(bc) where you are and when you come and go and how you rage against me.
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2 Kings 19:28
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Because you rage against me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook(bd) in your nose and my bit(be) in your mouth, and I will make you return(bf) by the way you came.'
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2 Kings 19:29
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"This will be the sign(bg) for you, Hezekiah: "This year you will eat what grows by itself,(bh) and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards(bi) and eat their fruit.
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2 Kings 19:30
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Once more a remnant(bj) of the kingdom of Judah will take root(bk) below and bear fruit above.
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2 Kings 19:31
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For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,(bl) and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.(bm) "The zeal(bn) of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
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2 Kings 19:32
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"Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria: "‘He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it.
2 Kings 19:33
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By the way that he came he will return;(bo) he will not enter this city, declares the Lord .
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2 Kings 19:34
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I will defend(bp) this city and save it, for my sake and for the sake of David(bq) my servant.'"
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2 Kings 19:35
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That night the angel of the Lord (br) went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!(bs)
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2 Kings 19:36
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So Sennacherib king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew.(bt) He returned to Nineveh(bu) and stayed there.
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2 Kings 19:37
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One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek(bv) and Sharezer killed him with the sword,(bw) and they escaped to the land of Ararat.(bx) And Esarhaddon(by) his son succeeded him as king.
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