And Rabshakeh said unto them
The three ministers above mentioned: say ye now to
tell him what follows; he does not call him king, as he does his
own master: thus saith the great king, the king of
this he said boastingly of his master, and in order to terrify
Hezekiah and his subjects; whom he would represent as little in
comparison of him, who had subdued many kingdoms, and aimed at
universal monarchy; so the eastern kings used to be called, as
now the Grand Signior with the Turks, and the French call their
king the great monarch; but the title of a great king suits best
with God himself, ( Psalms 95:3 ) :
what confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
meaning, what was the ground and foundation of his confidence?
what was it that kept him in high spirits, that he did not at
once submit to the king of Assyria, and surrender the city of
Jerusalem to him?