Thematic Bible




Isaiah 36:1 (show verse)

And it came about in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came up against all the walled towns of Judah and took them.

Isaiah 36:2 (show verse)

And the king of Assyria sent the Rab-shakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a strong force, and he took up his position by the stream of the higher pool, by the highway of the washerman's

Isaiah 36:3 (show verse)

And there came out to him Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder.

Isaiah 36:4 (show verse)

And the Rab-shakeh said to them, Say now to Hezekiah, These are the words of the great king, the king of Assyria: In what are you placing your hope?

Isaiah 36:5 (show verse)

You say you have a design and strength for war, but these are only words: now to whom are you looking for support, that you have gone against my authority?
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Isaiah 36:6 (show verse)

See, you are basing your hope on that broken rod of Egypt, which will go into a man's hand if he makes use of it for a support; for so is Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to all who put their faith in him.

Isaiah 36:7 (show verse)

And if you say to me, Our hope is in the Lord our God; is it not he whose high places and altars Hezekiah has taken away, saying to Judah and Jerusalem that worship may only be given before this altar?

Isaiah 36:8 (show verse)

And now, take a chance with my master, the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able to put horsemen on them.
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Isaiah 36:9 (show verse)

How then may you put to shame the least of my master's servants? and you have put your hope in Egypt for war-carriages and horsemen:
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Isaiah 36:10 (show verse)

And have I now come to send destruction on this land without the Lord's authority? It was the Lord himself who said to me, Go up against this land and make it waste.
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Isaiah 36:11 (show verse)

Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to the Rab-shakeh, Please make use of the Aramaean language in talking to your servants, for we are used to it, and do not make use of the Jews' language in the hearing of the people on the wall.

Isaiah 36:12 (show verse)

But the Rab-shakeh said, Is it to your master or to you that my master has sent me to say these words? has he not sent me to the men seated on the wall? for they are the people who will be short of food with you when the town is shut in.

Isaiah 36:13 (show verse)

Then the Rab-shakeh got up and said with a loud voice in the Jews' language, Give ear to the words of the great king, the king of Assyria:

Isaiah 36:14 (show verse)

This is what the king says: Do not be tricked by Hezekiah, for there is no salvation for you in him.

Isaiah 36:15 (show verse)

And do not let Hezekiah make you put your faith in the Lord, saying, The Lord will certainly keep us safe, and this town will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.

Isaiah 36:16 (show verse)

Do not give ear to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says, Make peace with me, and come out to me; and everyone will be free to take the fruit of his vine and of his fig-tree, and the water of his spring;

Isaiah 36:17 (show verse)

Till I come and take you away to a land like yours, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vine-gardens.

Isaiah 36:18 (show verse)

Give no attention to Hezekiah when he says to you, The Lord will keep us safe. Has any one of the gods of the nations kept his land from falling into the hands of the king of Assyria?

Isaiah 36:19 (show verse)

Where are the gods of Hamath and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? where are the gods of Samaria? and have they kept Samaria out of my hand?

Isaiah 36:20 (show verse)

Who among all the gods of these countries have kept their country from falling into my hand, to give cause for the thought that the Lord will keep Jerusalem from falling into my hand?

Isaiah 36:21 (show verse)

But they kept quiet and gave him no answer: for the king's order was, Give him no answer.

Isaiah 36:22 (show verse)

Then Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothing parted as a sign of grief, and gave him an account of what the Rab-shakeh had said.