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A. 2 Kings 18.

C. Isaiah 36. (Continued.)

(Continued.) it? The LORD said unto me, Go

it? The LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and de up against this land, and destroy it.

stroy it. 26 Then said Eliakim (the son of 11 Then said Eliakim Hilkiah], and Shebnah, and Joah,

and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray

unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language ; for we under Syrian language; for we under. stand it: and speak not with us stand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the in the Jews' language, in the

ears of the people that are on ears of the people that are on 27 the wall. But Rabshakeh said 12 the wall. But Rabshakeh said, [unto them], Hath my master

Hath my master sent me

thy master, and to sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words ? hath thee, to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men which he not sent me to the men that sit on the wall, to eat their own sit upon the wall, to eat their own

dung, and to drink their own dung, and to drink their own 28 water with you? Then Rab- 13 water with you? Then Rab

shakeh stood, and cried with a shakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, loud voice in the Jews' language, and spake, [saying,] Hear ye the

Hear ye the word of the great king, the king words of the great king, the king 29 of Assyria. Thus saith the king, 14 of Assyria. Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you ;

Let not Hezekiah deceive you; for he shall not be able to deliver for he shall not be able to deliver 30 you (out of his hand]: neither 15 you :

neither let Hezekiah make you trust in let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, [and] this city surely deliver us ;

this city shall not be given into the hand shall not be given into the hand 31 of the king of Assyria. Hearken 16 of the king of Assyria. Hearken

not to Hezekiah : for thus saith not to Hezekiah : for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make your the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to peace with me, and come out to me; and eat ye every one of his me ; and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig vine, and every one of his fig

tree, and drink ye every one the tree, and drink ye every one the 32 waters of his own cistern; until 17 waters of his own cistern : until

I come and take you away to I come and take you away to

and said,

B. 2 Chron. 32.

(Continued.) peoples of the lands? Were the gods of the nations of the lands any 14 ways able to deliver their land out of mine hand? Who was there

among all the gods of those nations which my fathers utterly destroyed,

that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should 15 be able to deliver you out of mine hand ? Now therefore let not

Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither believe ye him : for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my

fathers : how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand ? 16 And his servants spake yet more against the LORD God, and against

his servant Hezekiah.

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A. 2 Kings 18.

C. Isaiah 36. (Continued.)

(Continued.) a land like your own land, a land a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, (a land of oil olive and vineyards, and of honey, that ye may live, and not die :) and hearken not unto 18

us.

lest Hezekiah, when he] persuadeth Hezekiah

persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver you, saying, The LORD will deliver 33 us. Hath any of the gods of the

Hath any of the gods of the nations (ever) delivered his land nations delivered his land

out of the hand of the king of out of the hand of the king of 34 Assyria ? Where are the gods of 19 Assyria ? Where are the gods of

Hamath, and [of] Arpad ? where Hamath and . . Arpad ? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, (of are the gods of Sepharvaim ?. Hena, and Ivvah]? : . have

[and] have they delivered Samaria out of they delivered Samaria out of 35 my hand? Who are they among 20 my hand ? Who are they among

all the gods of the countries, that all the gods of these countries, that have delivered their country out have delivered their country out of my hand, that the LORD of my hand, that the LORD

should deliver Jerusalem out of should deliver Jerusalem out of 36 my hand ? But the people held their 21 my hand ? But they held their peace, and answered him not a

peace, and answered him not a word : for the king's command word : for the king's command

ment was, saying, Answer him ment was, saying, Answer him 37 not. Then came Eliakim the son 22 not. Then came Eliakim the son

of Hilkiah, which was over the of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

words of Rabshakeh.

($ 43.) A. 2 Kings 19.

C. Isaiah 37. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) And it came to pass, when And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered rent his clothes, and covered

himself with sackcloth, and went himself with sackcloth, and went 2 into the house of the LORD. And 2 into the house of the LORD. And

he sent Eliakim, which was over he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, priests, covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son unto Isaiah the son of Amoz the 3 of Amoz. And they said unto 3 prophet. And they said unto

him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This

A. 2 Kings 19.

C. Isaiah 37. (Continued.)

(Continued.) day is a day of trouble, and of day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of contumely: for rebuke, and of contumely : for the children are come to the

the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength birth, and there is not strength 4 to bring forth. It may be the 4 to bring forth. It may be the

LORD thy God will hear [all] LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living hath sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD thy God hath which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is

prayer for the remnant that is 5 left. So the servants of king 5 left. So the servants of king 6 Hezekiah came to Isaiah. And 6 Hezekiah came to Isaiah. And

Isaiah said untoa them, Thus shall Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith

ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the wherewith the servants of the

king of Assyria have blasphemed king of Assyria have blasphemed 7 me. Behold, I will put a spirit 7 me. Behold, I will put a spirit

in him, and he shall 'hear a in him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to b his

rumour, and shall return unto his own land ; and I will cause him own land ; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own to fall by the sword in his own land.

land. 8 So Rabshakeh returned, and 8 So Rabshakeh returned, and

found the king of Assyria war- found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had ring against Libnah: for he had

heard that he was departed from heard that he was departed from 9 Lachish. And he heard say of 9 Lachish. And he heard say conTirhakah king of Ethiopia, cerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, [Behold,] he is come out to fight

He is come out to fight against thee : and

against thee : and [when he heard he sent messengers (again] it,] he sent messengers 10 to Hezekiah, saying, Thus shall 10 to Hezekiah, saying, Thus shall

ye speak to Hezekiah king of ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive in whor thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not

be given into the hand of the be given into the hand of the 11 king of Assyria. Behold, thou 11 king of Assyria. Behold, thou

hast heard what the kings of hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, Assyria have done to all lands,

B. 2 Chron. 32.

(Continued.) 17 He wrote also letters, to rail on the LORD, the God of Israel, and

to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands, which have not delivered their people out of mine hand so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

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.אליהם .C .להם .A *-,48

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b A. S. c. 5x.

.את c C. omits

A. 2 Kings 19.

C. Isaiah 37. (Continued.)

(Continued.) by destroying them utterly : and by destroying them utterly : and 12 shalt thou be delivered ? Have 12 shalt thou be delivered? Have

the gods of the nations delivered the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of and Rezeph, and the children of

Eden which were in Telassar ? Eden which were in Telassar? 13 Whered is the king of Hamath, 13 Where is the king of Hamath,

and the king of Arpad, and the and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah ?

of Hena, and Ivyah ? 14 And Hezekiah received the 14 And Hezekiah received the

letter from the hand of the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and

messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house Hezekiah went up unto the house

of the LORD, and spread it before of the LORD, and spread it before 15 the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed 15 the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD, 16 unto the LORD, saying, O LORD

the God of Israel, that [of hosts], the God of Israel, that sittest upon the cherubim, thou sittest upon the cherubim, thou art the God, even thou alone, of art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; all the kingdoms of the earth ;

thou hast made heaven and earth. thou hast made heaven and earth. 16 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and 17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and

hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see : and hear the words and see : and hear [all] the words of Sennacherib, wherewith he hath of Sennacherib, which hath

sent [him] to reproach the living sent to reproach the living 17 God. Of a truth, LORD, the kings 18 God. Of a truth, LORD, the kings

of Assyria have laid waste of Assyria have laid waste (all] 18 the nations and their lands, and 19 the countries, and their land, and

have cast their gods into the fire : have cast their gods into the fire : for they were no gods, but the for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and work of men's hands, wood and

stone; therefore they have de stone; therefore they have de19 stroyed them. Now therefore, 20 stroyed them. Now therefore,

O LORD our God, save [thou] us, O LORD our God, save [I beseech thee,] out of his hand,

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out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD may know that thou art the LORD, [God), even thou only.

. even thou only. 20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz 21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz

B. 2 Chron. 32.

(Continued.) 18 And they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language unto the

people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and

to trouble them; that they might take the city. 19 And they spake of the God of Jerusalem, as of the gods of the

peoples of the earth, which are the work of men's hands. 20 And Hezekiah the king, and Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz,

prayed because of this, and cried to heaven.

.איה .C .אין .d A

A. 2 Kings 19.

C. Isaiah 37. (Continued.)

(Continued.) sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to Whereas thou hast prayed to

me against Sennacherib king of me against Sennacherib king of 21 Assyria, [I have heard.] This 22 Assyria,

This is the word that the LORD hath is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him : The spoken concerning him : The virgin daughter of Zion hath virgin daughter of Zion hath despised thee and laughed thee despised thee and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jeru- to scorn; the daughter of Jeru

salem hath shaken her head at salem hath shaken her head at 22 thee. Whom hast thou reproached 23 thee. Whom hast thou reproached

and blasphemed ? and against and blasphemed ? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice whom hast thou exalted thy voice and lifted up thine eyes on high ?

and lifted up thine eyes on high ? even against the Holy One of even against the Holy One of 23 Israel. By thy messengers thou 24 Israel. By thy servants bast

hast reproached the Lord, and thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of hast said, With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon; and innermost parts of Lebanon ; and I will cut down the tall cedars I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof : and I will enter into thereof : and I will enter into

his farthest lodging place ®, the forest his farthest height, the forest 24 of his fruitful field. I have digged 25 of his fruitful field. I have digged and drunk (strange] waters, and and drunk

water, and with the sole of my feet will with the sole of my feet will

I dry up all the rivers of Egypt. I dry up all the rivers of Egypt. 25 Hast thou not heard how I have 26 Hast thou not heard how I have

done it long ago, and formed it done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? now have I of ancient times? now have I brought it to pass, that thou brought it to pass, that thou

shouldest be to lay waste fenced shouldest be to lay waste fenced 26 cities into ruinous heaps. There- 27 cities into ruinous heaps. There

fore their inhabitants were of fore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as and confounded ; they were as the grass of the field, and as the the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted f

housetops, and as a field of corn 27 before it be grown up. But I 28 before it be grown up. But I

know thy sitting down, and thy know thy sitting down, and thy

going out, and thy coming in, going out, and thy coming in, 28 and thy raging against me. Be- 29 and thy raging against me. Be

cause of thy raging against me, cause of thy raging against me, and for that thine arrogancy is and for that thine arrogancy is come up into mine ears, therefore come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way

I will turn thee back by the way 29 by which thou camest. And this (30 by which thou camest. And this

• "A. pp. C. D172, a var. lect.

1 A. 7270. C. 1970, a var. lect.

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