Isaiah Reassures Hezekiah
And a so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with b sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
Then he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
And they said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah: 'This day is a day of trouble, and rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children have come to birth, but there is no strength to bring them forth.
c 'It may be that the LORD your God will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to d reproach the living God, and will e rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.' "
So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
f And Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall say to your master, 'Thus says the LORD: "Do not be g afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the h servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
"Surely I will send i a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land." ' "
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Kings 18:13
And in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them.
2 Chronicles 32:20 - 22
Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven.
And so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
I also made sackcloth my garment; I became a byword to them.
2 Samuel 16:12
"It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing this day."
2 Kings 18:35
'Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"
These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.
And Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall say to your master, 'Thus says the LORD: "Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
2 Kings 18:17
Then the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rabsaris, and the Rabshakeh from Lachish, with a great army against Jerusalem, to King Hezekiah. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they had come up, they went and stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, which was on the highway to the Fuller's Field.
2 Kings 19:35 - 37
And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses - all dead.
Thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, Against those who dwell in Leb Kamai, A destroying wind.