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2 Kings 19 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Isaiah Encourages Hezekiah ©

(Isa 37:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:1 - It happened, when king Hizkiyahu heard it, that he tore his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:2 - He sent Elyakim, who was over the household, and Shevna the Sofer, and the Zakenim of the Kohanim, covered with sackcloth, to Yesha`yahu the prophet the son of Amotz.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - They said to him, Thus says Hizkiyahu, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of rejection; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:4 - It may be the LORD your God will hear all the words of Ravshakeh, whom the king of Ashshur his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:5 - So the servants of king Hizkiyahu came to Yesha`yahu.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:6 - Yesha`yahu said to them, Thus shall you tell your master, Thus says the LORD, Don't be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Ashshur have blasphemed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:7 - Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he shall hear news, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

Sennacherib Defies God ©

(Isa 37:8–20 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:8 - So Ravshakeh returned, and found the king of Ashshur warring against Livna; for he had heard that he was departed from Lakhish.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:9 - When he heard say of Tirhakah king of Kush, Behold, he is come out to fight against you, he sent messengers again to Hizkiyahu, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:10 - Thus shall you speak to Hizkiyahu king of Yehudah, saying, Don't let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, Yerushalayim shall not be given into the hand of the king of Ashshur.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:11 - Behold, you have heard what the kings of Ashshur have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shall you be delivered?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:12 - Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Retzef, and the children of `Eden that were in Telassar?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:13 - Where is the king of Hamat, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sefarvayim, of Hena, and `Ivvah?

Hezekiah's Prayer ©

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:14 - Hizkiyahu received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hizkiyahu went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:15 - Hizkiyahu prayed before the LORD, and said, LORD, the God of Yisra'el, who sit above the Keruvim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the eretz; you have made heaven and eretz.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:16 - Incline your ear, LORD, and hear; open your eyes, LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sancheriv, with which he has sent him to defy the living God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:17 - Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Ashshur have laid waste the nations and their lands,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:18 - and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:19 - Now therefore, LORD our God, save you us, I beg you, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the eretz may know that you LORD are God alone.

God's Answer through Isaiah ©

(Isa 37:21–35 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:20 - Then Yesha`yahu the son of Amotz sent to Hizkiyahu, saying, Thus says the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, Whereas you have prayed to me against Sancheriv king of Ashshur, I have heard you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:21 - This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: The virgin daughter of Tziyon has despised you and ridiculed you; the daughter of Yerushalayim has shaken her head at you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:22 - Whom have you defied and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:23 - By your messengers you have defied the Lord, and have said, With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Levanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars of it, and the choice fir trees of it; and I will enter into his farthest lodging-place, the forest of his fruitful field.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:24 - I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet will I dry up all the rivers of Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - Haven't you heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? now have I brought it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:26 - Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as grain blasted before it is grown up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:27 - But I know your sitting down, and your going out, and your coming in, and your raging against me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:28 - Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance is come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:29 - This shall be the sign to you: You shall eat this year that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs of the same; and in the third year sow you, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:30 - The remnant that has escaped of the house of Yehudah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:31 - For out of Yerushalayim shall go forth a remnant, and out of Mount Tziyon those who shall escape: the zeal of the LORD shall perform this.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:32 - Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Ashshur, He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:33 - By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come to this city, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:34 - For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
(Isa 37:36–38; 2Ch 32:20–23 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:35 - It happened that night, that the angel of the LORD went forth, and struck in the camp of the Ashshur one hundred eighty-five thousand: and when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:36 - So Sancheriv king of Ashshur departed, and went and returned, and lived at Nineveh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:37 - It happened, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisrokh his god, that Adrammelekh and Sar'etzer struck him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar-Haddon his son reigned in his place.

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.

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