"But I know where you stay and when you come and go1 and how you rage2 against me.
Because you rage against me and because your insolence3 has reached my ears, I will put my hook4 in your nose5 and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.630
"This will be the sign7 for you, O Hezekiah: "This year8 you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year9 sow and reap, plant vineyards10 and eat their fruit.1131
Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root12 below and bear fruit13 above.
For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,14 and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.15 The zeal16 of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
"Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning the king of Assyria: "He will not enter this city17 or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp18 against it.
By the way that he came he will return;19 he will not enter this city," declares the LORD.
"I will defend20 this city and save it, for my sake21 and for the sake of David22 my servant!"
Then the angel23 of the LORD went out and put to death24 a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian25 camp. When the people got up the next morning--there were all the dead bodies!
So Sennacherib26 king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh27 and stayed there.
One day, while he was worshiping in the temple28 of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer cut him down with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat.29 And Esarhaddon30 his son succeeded him as king.31