Now it came to pass in the fourteenthyear of kingHezekiah, that Sennacheribking of Assyria came up against all the defencedcities of Judah, and took them.
And the king of AssyriasentRabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto kingHezekiah with a greatarmy. And he stood by the conduit of the upperpool in the highway of the fuller'sfield.3
Then came forth unto him Eliakim,Hilkiah'sson, which was over the house, and Shebna the scribe ,a and Joah,Asaph'sson, the recorder .
And Rabshakehsaid unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the greatking, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest ?
I say , sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust , that thou rebellest against me?
Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this brokenreed, on Egypt; whereon if a manlean , it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaohking of Egypt to all that trust in him.