The survivors of Judah's family who have escaped will put down roots and bear fruit above.
Those who remain will go out from Jerusalem, and those who survive will go out from Mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of heavenly forces will do this.
Therefore, the LORD says this about Assyria's king: He won't enter this city. He won't shoot a single arrow here. He won't come near the city with a shield. He won't build a ramp to besiege it.
He'll go back by the same way he came. He won't enter this city, declares the LORD.
I will defend this city and save it for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.
The LORD's messenger went out and struck down one hundred eighty-five thousand soldiers in the Assyrian camp. When people got up the next morning, there were dead bodies everywhere.
So Assyria's King Sennacherib left and went back to Nineveh, where he stayed.
Later, while he was worshipping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with a sword. Then they escaped to the land of Ararat. His son Esarhaddon ruled after him.