l After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces with him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying,
m "Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: 'In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem?
'Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, n "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"?
o 'Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, "You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on p it"?
'Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? q Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand?
'Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my r hand?
'Now therefore, s do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?' "
Furthermore, his servants spoke against the LORD God and against His servant Hezekiah.
He also wrote letters to revile the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, t "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my u hand."
v Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city.
And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth - w the work of men's hands.
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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 18:19
Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust?
2 Kings 18:30
'nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."'
2 Kings 18:22
"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem'?"'
2 Chronicles 31:1
Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, cut down the wooden images, and threw down the high places and the altars - from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh - until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own cities, every man to his possession.
2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites according to their divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to serve, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.
2 Kings 18:33 - 35
Has any of the gods of the nations at all delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria?
Isaiah 10:5 - 12
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
2 Kings 18:29
Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he shall not be able to deliver you from his hand.
2 Kings 19:9
And the king heard concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, "Look, he has come out to make war with you." So he again sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying.
1 Corinthians 8:5
For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords).
1 Corinthians 8:6
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
2 Kings 19:12
Have the gods of the nations delivered those whom my fathers have destroyed, Gozan and Haran and Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar?
"Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?"
2 Kings 18:28
Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and spoke, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria!
At evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
2 Kings 19:18
And have cast their gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but the work of men's hands - wood and stone. Therefore they destroyed them.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
Psalms 115:4 - 8
Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.