Now do not let Hezekiah deceive1 you and mislead you like this. Do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to deliver2 his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers.3 How much less will your god deliver you from my hand!"
Sennacherib's officers spoke further against the LORD God and against his servant Hezekiah.
The king also wrote letters4 insulting5 the LORD, the God of Israel, and saying this against him: "Just as the gods6 of the peoples of the other lands did not rescue their people from my hand, so the god of Hezekiah will not rescue his people from my hand."
Then they called out in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to terrify them and make them afraid in order to capture the city.
They spoke about the God of Jerusalem as they did about the gods of the other peoples of the world--the work of men's hands.720
King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer8 to heaven about this.
And the LORD sent an angel,9 who annihilated all the fighting men and the leaders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace. And when he went into the temple of his god, some of his sons cut him down with the sword.1022
So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria and from the hand of all others. He took care of thema on every side.