5So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6#Is. 37:6And Isaiah said to them, “Thus you shall say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Do not be #(Ps. 112:7)afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the #2 Kin. 18:17servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. 7Surely I will send #2 Kin. 19:35–37; Jer. 51:1a 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.” ’ ” 8Then the Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he heard that he had departed #2 Kin. 18:14, 17from Lachish. 9And #1 Sam. 23:27; Is. 37:9the 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, 10“Thus you shall speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying: ‘Do not let your God #2 Kin. 18:5in whom you trust deceive you, saying, “Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.” 11Look! You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by utterly destroying them; and shall you be delivered? 12#2 Kin. 18:33, 34Have the gods of the nations delivered those whom my fathers have destroyed, Gozan and Haran and Rezeph, and the people of #Ezek. 27:23Eden who were in Telassar? 13#2 Kin. 18:34Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?’ ” 14#Is. 37:14And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. 15Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said: “O Lord God of Israel, the One #Ex. 25:22; Ps. 80:1; Is. 37:16who dwells between the cherubim, #(Is. 44:6)You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 16#Ps. 31:2; Is. 37:17Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; #1 Kin. 8:29; 2 Chr. 6:40open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, #2 Kin. 19:4which he has sent to reproach the living God. 17Truly, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands, 18and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were #(Is. 44:9–20; Jer. 10:3–5)not gods, but #Ps. 115:4; Jer. 10:3; (Acts 17:29)the work of men’s hands—wood and stone. Therefore they destroyed them. 19Now therefore, O Lord our God, I pray, save us from his hand, #Ps. 83:18that all the kingdoms of the earth may #1 Kin. 8:42, 43know that You are the Lord God, You alone.” 20Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: #Is. 37:21‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, #2 Kin. 20:5; Ps. 65:2I have heard.’ 32“Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: ‘He shall #Is. 8:7–10not come into this city, Nor shoot an arrow there, Nor come before it with shield, Nor build a siege mound against it. 33By the way that he came, By the same shall he return; And he shall not come into this city,’ Says the Lord. 34‘For #2 Kin. 20:6; 2 Chr. 32:21I will #Is. 31:5defend this city, to save it For My own sake and #1 Kin. 11:12, 13for My servant David’s sake.’ ” 35And #Ex. 12:29; Is. 10:12–19; 37:36; Hos. 1:7it 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. 36So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went away, returned home, and remained at #Gen. 10:11Nineveh. 37Now it came to pass, as he was worshiping in the temple of Nisroch his god, that his sons #2 Kin. 17:31Adrammelech and Sharezer #2 Kin. 19:7; 2 Chr. 32:21struck him down with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Then #Ezra 4:2Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.