Because you rage against me and because your insolence1 has reached my ears, I will put my hook2 in your nose3 and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.430
"This will be the sign5 for you, O Hezekiah: "This year6 you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year7 sow and reap, plant vineyards8 and eat their fruit.931
Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root10 below and bear fruit11 above.
For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,12 and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.13 The zeal14 of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
"Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning the king of Assyria: "He will not enter this city15 or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp16 against it.
By the way that he came he will return;17 he will not enter this city," declares the LORD.
"I will defend18 this city and save it, for my sake19 and for the sake of David20 my servant!"
Then the angel21 of the LORD went out and put to death22 a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian23 camp. When the people got up the next morning--there were all the dead bodies!
So Sennacherib24 king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh25 and stayed there.
One day, while he was worshiping in the temple26 of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer cut him down with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat.27 And Esarhaddon28 his son succeeded him as king.29