Isaiah Prophesies Sennacherib's Fall
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Your prayer to me about Sennacherib king of Assyria v I have heard.
This is the word that the Lord has spoken concerning him:
"She despises you, she scorns you -
w the virgin daughter of Zion;
she x wags her head behind you -
the daughter of Jerusalem.
"Whom have you y mocked and z reviled?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and lifted your eyes to the heights?
Against a the Holy One of Israel!
b By your messengers you have mocked the Lord,
and you have said, c 'With my many chariots
I have gone up the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of d Lebanon;
I felled its tallest cedars,
its choicest cypresses;
I entered its farthest lodging place,
its most e fruitful forest.
I dug wells
and drank foreign waters,
and I dried up with the sole of my foot
all the streams f of Egypt.'
"Have you not heard
that g I determined it long ago?
I planned from days of old
what h now I bring to pass,
that you should turn fortified cities
into heaps of ruins,
while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
are dismayed and confounded,
and have become i like plants of the field
and like tender grass,
like grass on the housetops,
blighted before it is grown.
"But I know your sitting down
j and your going out and coming in,
and your raging against me.
Because you have raged against me
and your complacency has come into my ears,
I will k put my hook in your nose
and my bit in your mouth,
and l I will turn you back on the way
by which you came.
"And this shall be m the sign for you: this year eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs of the same. Then in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.
n And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and out of Mount Zion o a band of survivors. p The zeal of the Lord will do this.
"Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield or q cast up a siege mound against it.
r By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city, declares the Lord.
s For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake t and for the sake of my servant David."
And that night u the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went home and lived at v Nineveh.
And as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, w Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him down with the sword and escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.
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2 Kings 20:5
Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord.
What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is vast as the sea; who can heal you?
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you.
All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads.
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.
All who pass along the way clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of all the earth?
2 Kings 19:4
It may be that the Lord your God heard all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the Lord your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.
2 Kings 19:6
Isaiah said to them, "Say to your master, 'Thus says the Lord : Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled me.
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom go up like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
For the coastlands shall hope for me, the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the Lord your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has made you beautiful.
For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the Lord of hosts, but the land of the Chaldeans is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
2 Kings 18:17
And the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they arrived, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway to the Washer's Field.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
And the bramble said to the trees, 'If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade, but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
2 Chronicles 26:10
And he built towers in the wilderness and cut out many cisterns, for he had large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the plain, and he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.
The glory of his forest and of his fruitful land the Lord will destroy, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.
And its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt's Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away.
I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.
Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!
Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up.
1 Samuel 29:6
Then Achish called David and said to him, "As the Lord lives, you have been honest, and to me it seems right that you should march out and in with me in the campaign. For I have found nothing wrong in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords do not approve of you.
I will put hooks in your jaws, and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales; and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams, with all the fish of your streams that stick to your scales.
And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.
Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
His breath is like an overflowing stream that reaches up to the neck; to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction, and to place on the jaws of the peoples a bridle that leads astray.
The Lord God has sworn by his holiness that, behold, the days are coming upon you, when they shall take you away with hooks, even the last of you with fishhooks.
2 Kings 19:33
By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city, declares the Lord.
2 Kings 19:36
Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went home and lived at Nineveh.
2 Kings 20:8 - 9
And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the Lord on the third day?
1 Samuel 2:34
And this that shall come upon your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, shall be the sign to you: both of them shall die on the same day.
"Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven."
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
2 Chronicles 32:22 - 23
So the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria and from the hand of all his enemies, and he provided for them on every side.
In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on him who struck them, but will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
2 Samuel 20:15
And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah. They cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down.
2 Kings 19:28
Because you have raged against me and your complacency has come into my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will turn you back on the way by which you came.
2 Kings 20:6
And I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David's sake.
Like birds hovering, so the Lord of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it; he will spare and rescue it.
1 Kings 11:13
However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen.
For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.
2 Samuel 24:16
And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, "It is enough; now stay your hand." And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
From that land he went into Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and
"Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me."
2 Kings 17:31
And the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.