Then Hezekiahtook the aletter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the LORD and bspread it out before the LORD.
15Hezekiahprayed to the LORDsaying,
"O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 1who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the 2God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. 3You have madeheaven and earth.
"4Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and 5listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent them to 6reproach the livingGod.
18"Truly, O LORD, the 7kings of Assyria have devastatedall the countries and their lands,
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the 8work of men'shands, wood and stone. So they have 9destroyed them.
20"Now, O LORD our God, 10deliver us from his hand that 11all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, LORD, care God."