1 And it will be when king Hezekiah heard, and he will rend his garments, and he will be covered with sackcloth and go in to the house of Jehovah. 2 And he will send Eliakim who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and the old men of the priests covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah, son of Amos, the prophet 3 And they will say to him, Thus said Hezekiah, A day of straits and chastisement and reproach, this day; for the sons came even to the breaking forth and not strength to bring forth. 4 Perhaps Jehovah thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh whom his lord the king of Assur sent him to reproach the living God, and judge upon the words which Jehovah thy God heard; and lift thou up a prayer for the remnant being found.
5 And the servants of king Hezekiah will come to Isaiah. 6 And Isaiah will say to them, Thus shall ye say to your lord, Thus said Jehovah, Thou shalt not fear from the face of the words which thou heardest which the boys of the king of Assur reviled me. 7 Behold me giving a spirit into him and he heard a report, and he turned back to his land; and I caused him to fall by the sword in his land.
8 And Rabshakeh will turn back and find the king of Assur warring against Libnah: for he heard that he removed from Lachish. 9 And he heard concerning Tirhakah, king of Cush, saying, He came forth to war with thee. And he will hear, and send messengers to Hezekiah, saying, 10 Thus shall ye say to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Thy God in whom thou trustest shall not lift thee up in him, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assur. 11 Behold, thou heardest what the kings of Assur did to all the lands to destroy them; and shalt thou be delivered? 12 Did the gods of the nations deliver them which my fathers destroyed, Gozan and Haran and Rezeph and the sons of Eden which were in Thelassar? 13 Where the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king to the city of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivah?
14 And Hezekiah will take the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it: and he will go up to the house of Jehovah, and Hezekiah will spread it before Jehovah. 15 And Hezekiah will pray to Jehovah, saying,
16 Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, dwelling in the cherubim, thou thy-self God alone to all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made the heavens,and the earth. 17 Bend, O Jehovah, thine ear, and hear; open, O Jehovah, thine eye, and see; and hear all the words of Senherib which he sent to reproach the living God. 18 Indeed, O Jehovah, the kings of Assur laid waste all the lands, and their land; 19 And he gave their gods into fire; for they were not God but the work of man's hands, wood and stone: and they will destroy them. 20 And now, Jehovah our God, save us from his hand, and all the kingdoms of the earth shall know that thou alone art Jehovah.
21 And Isaiah son of Amos will send to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said Jehovah God of Israel, Because thou didst pray to me against Senherib the king of Assur 22 This the word that Jehovah spake concerning him: The virgin daughter of Zion despising to thee, deriding to thee; the daughter of Jerusalem shook her head after thee. 23 Whom didst thou reproach and revile, and against whom didst thou raise up the voice, and wilt thou lift up thine eyes on high to the Holy One of Israel? 24 By the hand of thy servants thou didst reproach Jehovah, and wilt thou say, By the multitude of my chariots I came up to the height of the mountains, to the thighs of Lebanon; and I will cut down the stature of his cedars, the choicest of his cypresses: and I will go into the height of his extremity, the forest of his Carmel. 25 I dug and drank water; and I will dry up with the sole of my footstep all the rivers of Egypt,
26 Didst thou not hear to remoteness I did it? from days of old and I formed it? now did I bring it and thou shalt be to lay waste fortified cities into straits. 27 And their inhabitants short of hand; they were dismayed and ashamed; they were the greet herb of the field and the verdure, and the tender grass of the enclosure of the roofs, and a blasting before it rose up.
28 And thy dwelling, and thy going out, and thy coming in, I knew; and thine anger against me. 29 Because thine anger against me and thine arrogance came up into mine ear, and I put my hook in thy nose and my curb in thy lips, and I turned thee back in the way which thou camest in it
30 And this the sign to thee: To eat this year the self-sown; and in the second year, that growing of itself: and in the third year, sow and reap, and plant vineyards and eat the fruits. 31 And the escaping of the house of Judah being left shall add a root downward and make fruit upward: 32 For from Jerusalem shall come forth a remnant, and the escaping from mount Zion: the zeal of Jehovah of armies shall do this.
33 For this, thus said Jehovah concerning the king of Assur, Thou shalt not come into this city, and thou shalt not shoot an arrow there, and thou shalt not go before it with a shield, and thou shalt not cast a mound against it. 34 In the way which he came in it he shall turn back, and to this city he shall not come in, says Jehovah.
36 And the messenger of Jehovah will go forth, and strike in the camp of Assur a hundred and eighty-five thousand: and they will rise early in the morning, and behold, all of them dead corpses. 37 And Senherib king of Assur will remove and go and turn back and dwell in Nineveh.