2 Chronicles 32:18

18 Then they called out in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to terrify them and make them afraid in order to capture the city.

Read 2 Chronicles 32:18 Using Other Translations

Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.
And they shouted it with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify them, in order that they might take the city.
The Assyrian officials who brought the letters shouted this in Hebrew to the people gathered on the walls of the city, trying to terrify them so it would be easier to capture the city.

What does 2 Chronicles 32:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 32:18

Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the
people of Jerusalem that were on the wall
The messengers of Sennacherib, particularly Rabshakeh the chief speaker; though they were desired to speak in the Syrian language, ( Isaiah 36:11 Isaiah 36:13 ) ,

but this they did to affright them, and to trouble them, that they
might take the city;
to throw them into terror and confusion, that they might prevail upon them to deliver up the city to them.

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