1As soon as King Hezekiah heard it, 2he tore his clothes and 3covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the LORD.
And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and the senior priests, 4covered with sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz.
They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth.
5It may be that the LORD your God heard all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent 6to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for 7the remnant that is left."
When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah,
Isaiah said to them, "Say to your master, 'Thus says the LORD: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which 8the servants of the king of Assyria have 9reviled me.
Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that 10he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land, and I will make him 11fall by the sword in his own land.'"