Isaiah 37:20-30 NIV

20 Now, O LORD our God, deliver1 us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth2 may know that you alone, O LORD, are God.a3"

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    • b 37:20 - Dead Sea Scrolls (see also 2 Kings 19:19); Masoretic Text "alone are the LORD"

      Sennacherib's Fall

      37:21-38pp -- 2Ki 19:20-37; 2Ch 32:20-21

      21 Then Isaiah son of Amoz4 sent a message to Hezekiah: "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria,

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          22 this is the word the LORD has spoken against him: "The Virgin Daughter5 of Zion6 despises and mocks you. The Daughter of Jerusalem tosses her head7 as you flee.

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          23 Who is it you have insulted and blasphemed?8 Against whom have you raised your voice9 and lifted your eyes in pride?10 Against the Holy One11 of Israel!

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          24 By your messengers you have heaped insults on the Lord. And you have said, 'With my many chariots12 I have ascended the heights of the mountains, the utmost heights13 of Lebanon.14 I have cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its pines.15 I have reached its remotest heights, the finest of its forests.

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          25 I have dug wells in foreign landsb and drunk the water there. With the soles of my feet I have dried up16 all the streams of Egypt.17'

          References for Isaiah 37:25

            • c 37:25 - Dead Sea Scrolls (see also 2 Kings 19:24); Masoretic Text does not have "in foreign lands."
              26 "Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained18 it. In days of old I planned19 it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities into piles of stone.20

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              27 Their people, drained of power, are dismayed and put to shame. They are like plants in the field, like tender green shoots, like grass21 sprouting on the roof,22 scorchedc before it grows up.

              References for Isaiah 37:27

                • d 37:27 - Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 2 Kings 19:26); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "roof / and terraced fields"
                  28 "But I know where you stay and when you come and go23 and how you rage24 against me.

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                  29 Because you rage against me and because your insolence25 has reached my ears, I will put my hook26 in your nose27 and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.28

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                  30 "This will be the sign29 for you, O Hezekiah: "This year30 you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year31 sow and reap, plant vineyards32 and eat their fruit.33

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