2 Chronicles 32:1

Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem

1 After all that Hezekiah had so faithfully done, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified cities, thinking to conquer them for himself.

Read 2 Chronicles 32:1 Using Other Translations

After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.
After these things and these acts of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah and encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them for himself.
After Hezekiah had faithfully carried out this work, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified towns, giving orders for his army to break through their walls.

What does 2 Chronicles 32:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 32:1

After these things, and the establishment thereof
What are recorded in the preceding chapters, when matters were well settled, especially with respect to religion and temple service, and when Hezekiah was well established in the throne of his kingdom, had fought with and defeated the Philistines, and cast off the Assyrian yoke, and was in very prosperous circumstances; for it was in the fourteenth year of his reign that what follows was done:

Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered into Judah, and encamped
against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself;
or to break them, or into them; or through them F25 to break down the walls to take them, and join them to himself, as the Targum, and he did take them, see ( 2 Kings 18:13 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (Meqbl) "ad perrumpendum eas", Montanus; "diffindere illas", Piscator; "abscindere", Schmidt.
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