They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
References for 2 Kings 19:3
It may be that the LORD your God will hear all the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the LORD your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.”
References for 2 Kings 19:4
When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah,
Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
References for 2 Kings 19:6
Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.’ ”
References for 2 Kings 19:7
When the field commander heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah.
References for 2 Kings 19:8
Now Sennacherib received a report that Tirhakah, the king of Cush, was marching out to fight against him. So he again sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word:
References for 2 Kings 19:9
“Say to Hezekiah king of Judah: Do not let the god you depend on deceive you when he says, ‘Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.’
References for 2 Kings 19:10
Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered?
Did the gods of the nations that were destroyed by my predecessors deliver them—the gods of Gozan, Harran, Rezeph and the people of Eden who were in Tel Assar?
References for 2 Kings 19:12
Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?”
References for 2 Kings 19:13