10"Thus you shall say to Hezekiahking of aJudah, 'Do not 1let your God in whom you trustdeceive you saying, "2Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
11'Behold, you have heardwhat the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, destroying them completely. So will you be bspared ?
'3Did the gods of cthose nationswhich my fathersdestroyeddeliver them, even 4Gozan and 5Haran and Rezeph and 6the sons of Edenwho were in Telassar ?
'7Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, and of Hena and Ivvah ?' "
Then 8Hezekiahtook the dletter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the LORD and espread it out before the LORD.
15Hezekiahprayedbefore the LORD and said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, 9who are fenthroned above the cherubim, 10You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have madeheaven and earth.
"11Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear ; 12open Your eyes, O LORD, and see ; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent13to reproach the livingGod.
17"Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their lands18
and have cast their gods into the fire, 14for they were not gods but the work of men'shands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.
19"Now, O LORD our God, I pray, deliver us from his hand15that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O 16LORD, are God."