By your messengers you have heaped insults on the Lord. And you have said, 'With my many chariots22 I have ascended the heights of the mountains, the utmost heights23 of Lebanon.24 I have cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its pines.25 I have reached its remotest heights, the finest of its forests.
"This will be the sign39 for you, O Hezekiah: "This year40 you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year41 sow and reap, plant vineyards42 and eat their fruit.43
"Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning the king of Assyria: "He will not enter this city49 or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp50 against it.