2 Kings 19:1-7

Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold

1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the LORD.
2 He sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.
3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
4 It may be that the LORD your God will hear all the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the LORD your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.”
5 When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah,
6 Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
7 Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.’ ”

Cross References 13

  • 1. S Genesis 37:34; S Numbers 14:6; 1 Kings 21:27; 2 Chronicles 32:20-22
  • 2. S 2 Kings 18:18
  • 3. Jeremiah 19:1
  • 4. S Genesis 37:34
  • 5. Isaiah 1:1
  • 6. Hosea 13:13
  • 7. S 1 Samuel 17:26; 2 Kings 18:35
  • 8. 2 Samuel 16:12
  • 9. S Genesis 45:7; S Jeremiah 37:3
  • 10. S Deuteronomy 3:2; S Joshua 1:9
  • 11. S 2 Kings 18:25
  • 12. S Exodus 14:24; Jeremiah 51:46
  • 13. ver 37; 2 Chronicles 32:21; Isaiah 10:12
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