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2 Kings 18 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Hezekiah Reigns over Judah

(2Ch 29:1, 2; 31:1 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:1 - Now it happened in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Yisra'el, that Hizkiyahu the son of Achaz king of Yehudah began to reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:2 - He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Yerushalayim: and his mother's name was Avi the daughter of Zekharyah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:3 - He did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places, and broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah: and he broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moshe had made; for to those days the children of Yisra'el did burn incense to it; and he called it Nechushtan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:5 - He trusted in the LORD, the God of Yisra'el; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Yehudah, nor among them that were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:6 - For he joined with the LORD; he didn't depart from following him, but kept his mitzvot, which the LORD commanded Moshe.

Hezekiah Victorious

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:7 - The LORD was with him; wherever he went forth he prospered: and he rebelled against the king of Ashshur, and didn't serve him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:8 - He struck the Pelishtim to `Aza and the borders of it, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:9 - It happened in the fourth year of king Hizkiyahu, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Yisra'el, that Shalman'eser king of Ashshur came up against Shomron, and besieged it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:10 - At the end of three years they took it: in the sixth year of Hizkiyahu, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Yisra'el, Shomron was taken.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:11 - The king of Ashshur carried Yisra'el away to Ashshur, and put them in Halach, and on the Havor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Madai,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:12 - because they didn't obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moshe the servant of the LORD commanded, and would not hear it, nor do it.

Invasion of Judah

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:13 - Now in the fourteenth year of king Hizkiyahu did Sancheriv king of Ashshur come up against all the fortified cities of Yehudah, and took them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:14 - Hizkiyahu king of Yehudah sent to the king of Ashshur to Lakhish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which you put on me will I bear. The king of Ashshur appointed to Hizkiyahu king of Yehudah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:15 - Hizkiyahu gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:16 - At that time did Hizkiyahu cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hizkiyahu king of Yehudah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Ashshur.
(Isa 36:2–22; 2Ch 32:9–15 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:17 - The king of Ashshur sent Tartan and Rav-Saris and Ravshakeh from Lakhish to king Hizkiyahu with a great army to Yerushalayim. They went up and came to Yerushalayim. When they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:18 - When they had called to the king, there came out to them Elyakim the son of Hilkiyah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the Sofer, and Yo'ach the son of Asaf the recorder.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:19 - Ravshakeh said to them, Say you now to Hizkiyahu, Thus says the great king, the king of Ashshur, What confidence is this in which you trust?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:20 - You say (but they are but vain words), There is counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:21 - Now, behold, you trust on the staff of this bruised reed, even on Mitzrayim; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Par`oh king of Mitzrayim to all who trust on him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:22 - But if you tell me, We trust in the LORD our God; isn't that he whose high places and whose altars Hizkiyahu has taken away, and has said to Yehudah and to Yerushalayim, You shall worship before this altar in Yerushalayim?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:23 - Now therefore, Please give pledges to my master the king of Ashshur, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:24 - How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Mitzrayim for chariots and for horsemen?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:25 - Am I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? the LORD said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:26 - Then said Elyakim the son of Hilkiyah, and Shebnah, and Yo'ach, to Ravshakeh, Please speak to your servants in the Arammian language; for we understand it: and don't speak with us in the Yehudim' language, in the ears of the people who are on the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:27 - But Ravshakeh said to them, Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? Hasn't he sent me to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:28 - Then Ravshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Yehudim' language, and spoke, saying, Hear you the word of the great king, the king of Ashshur.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:29 - Thus says the king, Don't let Hizkiyahu deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:30 - neither let Hizkiyahu make you trust in the LORD, saying, the LORD will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Ashshur.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:31 - Don't listen to Hizkiyahu: for thus says the king of Ashshur, Make your shalom with me, and come out to me; and eat you everyone of his vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and everyone drink the waters of his own cistern;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:32 - Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and of honey, that you may live, and not die: and don't listen to Hizkiyahu, when he persuades you, saying, the LORD will deliver us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:33 - Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Ashshur?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:34 - Where are the gods of Hamat, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sefarvayim, of Hena, and `Ivvah? have they delivered Shomron out of my hand?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:35 - Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Yerushalayim out of my hand?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:36 - But the people held their shalom, and answered him not a word; for the king's mitzvah was, saying, Don't answer him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:37 - Then came Elyakim the son of Hilkiyah, who was over the household, and Shevna the Sofer, and Yo'ach the son of Asaf the recorder, to Hizkiyahu with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Ravshakeh.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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