2 Chronicles 32:1

Sennacherib Invades Judah

1 1After 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.

2 Chronicles 32:1 Meaning and Commentary

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.

2 Chronicles 32:1 In-Context

1 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.
2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and intended to fight against Jerusalem,
3 he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him.
4 A great many people were gathered, and they stopped all the springs and the brook that flowed through the land, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find much water?"
5 He set to work resolutely and built up all the wall that was broken down and raised towers upon it, and outside it he built another wall, and he strengthened the Millo in the city of David. He also made weapons and shields in abundance.

Cross References 1

  • 1. For ver. 1-22, see 2 Kings 18:13 - 19:37; Isaiah 36:1 - 37:38