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Isaiah 37


1  And it came to pass,1961 when king4428 Hezekiah2396 heard8085 it, that he rent7167 853 his clothes,899 and covered himself3680 with sackcloth,8242 and went935 into the house1004 of the LORD.3068

2  And he sent7971 853 Eliakim,471 who834 was over5921 the household,1004 and Shebna7644 the scribe,5608 and the elders2205 of the priests3548 covered3680 with sackcloth,8242 unto413 Isaiah3470 the prophet5030 the son1121 of Amoz.531

3  And they said559 unto413 him, Thus3541 saith559 Hezekiah,2396 This2088 day3117 is a day3117 of trouble,6869 and of rebuke,8433 and of blasphemy:5007 for3588 the children1121 are come935 to5704 the birth,4866 and there is not369 strength3581 to bring forth.3205

4  It may be194 the LORD3068 thy God430 will hear8085 853 the words1697 of Rab-shakeh,7262 whom834 the king4428 of Assyria804 his master113 hath sent7971 to reproach2778 the living2416 God,430 and will reprove3198 the words1697 which834 the LORD3068 thy God430 hath heard:8085 wherefore lift up5375 thy prayer8605 for1157 the remnant7611 that is left.4672

5  So the servants5650 of king4428 Hezekiah2396 came935 to413 Isaiah.3470

6  And Isaiah3470 said559 unto413 them, Thus3541 shall ye say559 unto413 your master,113 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 Be not afraid3372 408 of4480 6440 the words1697 that834 thou hast heard,8085 wherewith834 the servants5288 of the king4428 of Assyria804 have blasphemed1442 me.

7  Behold,2009 I will send5414 a blast7307 upon him, and he shall hear8085 a rumor,8052 and return7725 to413 his own land;776 and I will cause him to fall5307 by the sword2719 in his own land.776

8  So Rab-shakeh7262 returned,7725 and found4672 853 the king4428 of Assyria804 warring3898 against5921 Libnah:3841 for3588 he had heard8085 that3588 he was departed5265 from Lachish.4480 3923

9  And he heard8085 say559 concerning5921 Tirhakah8640 king4428 of Ethiopia,3568 He is come forth3318 to make war3898 with854 thee. And when he heard8085 it, he sent7971 messengers4397 to413 Hezekiah,2396 saying,559

10  Thus3541 shall ye speak559 to413 Hezekiah2396 king4428 of Judah,3063 saying,559 Let not408 thy God,430 in whom834 thou859 trustest,982 deceive5377 thee, saying,559 Jerusalem3389 shall not3808 be given5414 into the hand3027 of the king4428 of Assyria.804

11  Behold,2009 thou859 hast heard8085 what834 the kings4428 of Assyria804 have done6213 to all3605 lands776 by destroying them utterly;2763 and shalt thou859 be delivered?5337

12  Have the gods430 of the nations1471 delivered5337 them which834 my fathers1 have destroyed,7843 as 853 Gozan,1470 and Haran,2771 and Rezeph,7530 and the children1121 of Eden5729 which834 were in Telassar?8515

13  Where346 is the king4428 of Hamath,2574 and the king4428 of Arphad,774 and the king4428 of the city5892 of Sepharvaim,5617 Hena,2012 and Ivah?5755

14  And Hezekiah2396 received3947 853 the letter5612 from the hand4480 3027 of the messengers,4397 and read7121 it: and Hezekiah2396 went up5927 unto the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and spread6566 it before6440 the LORD.3068

15  And Hezekiah2396 prayed6419 unto413 the LORD,3068 saying,559

16  O LORD3068 of hosts,6635 God430 of Israel,3478 that dwellest3427 between the cherubims,3742 thou859 art the God,430 even thou alone,905 of all3605 the kingdoms4467 of the earth:776 thou859 hast made6213 853 heaven8064 and earth.776

17  Incline5186 thine ear,241 O LORD,3068 and hear;8085 open6491 thine eyes,5869 O LORD,3068 and see:7200 and hear8085 853 all3605 the words1697 of Sennacherib,5576 which834 hath sent7971 to reproach2778 the living2416 God.430

18  Of a truth,551 LORD,3068 the kings4428 of Assyria804 have laid waste2717 853 all3605 the nations,776 and their countries,776

19  And have cast5414 853 their gods430 into the fire:784 for3588 they1992 were no3808 gods,430 but3588 518 the work4639 of men's120 hands,3027 wood6086 and stone:68 therefore they have destroyed6 them.

20  Now6258 therefore, O LORD3068 our God,430 save3467 us from his hand,4480 3027 that all3605 the kingdoms4467 of the earth776 may know3045 that3588 thou859 art the LORD,3068 even thou only.905

21  Then Isaiah3470 the son1121 of Amoz531 sent7971 unto413 Hezekiah,2396 saying,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 Whereas834 thou hast prayed6419 to413 me against413 Sennacherib5576 king4428 of Assyria:804

22  This2088 is the word1697 which834 the LORD3068 hath spoken1696 concerning5921 him; The virgin,1330 the daughter1323 of Zion,6726 hath despised936 thee, and laughed thee to scorn;3932 the daughter1323 of Jerusalem3389 hath shaken5128 her head7218 at310 thee.

23  853 Whom4310 hast thou reproached2778 and blasphemed?1442 and against5921 whom4310 hast thou exalted7311 thy voice,6963 and lifted up5375 thine eyes5869 on high?4791 even against413 the Holy One6918 of Israel.3478

24  By3027 thy servants5650 hast thou reproached2778 the Lord,136 and hast said,559 By the multitude7230 of my chariots7393 am I589 come up5927 to the height4791 of the mountains,2022 to the sides3411 of Lebanon;3844 and I will cut down3772 the tall6967 cedars730 thereof, and the choice4005 fir trees1265 thereof: and I will enter935 into the height4791 of his border,7093 and the forest3293 of his Carmel.3759

25  I589 have digged,6979 and drunk8354 water;4325 and with the sole3709 of my feet6471 have I dried up2717 all3605 the rivers2975 of the besieged places.4693

26  Hast thou not3808 heard8085 long ago,4480 7350 how I have done6213 it; and of ancient6924 times,4480 3117 that I have formed3335 it? now6258 have I brought it to pass,935 that thou shouldest be1961 to lay waste7582 defensed1219 cities5892 into ruinous5327 heaps.1530

27  Therefore their inhabitants3427 were of small7116 power,3027 they were dismayed2865 and confounded:954 they were1961 as the grass6212 of the field,7704 and as the green3419 herb,1877 as the grass2682 on the housetops,1406 and as corn blasted7711 before6440 it be grown up.7054

28  But I know3045 thy abode,3427 and thy going out,3318 and thy coming in,935 and thy rage7264 against413 me.

29  Because3282 thy rage7264 against413 me, and thy tumult,7600 is come up5927 into mine ears,241 therefore will I put7760 my hook2397 in thy nose,639 and my bridle4964 in thy lips,8193 and I will turn thee back7725 by the way1870 by which834 thou camest.935

30  And this2088 shall be a sign226 unto thee, Ye shall eat398 this year8141 such as groweth of itself;5599 and the second8145 year8141 that which springeth of the same:7823 and in the third7992 year8141 sow2232 ye, and reap,7114 and plant5193 vineyards,3754 and eat398 the fruit6529 thereof.

31  And the remnant7604 that is escaped6413 of the house1004 of Judah3063 shall again3254 take root8328 downward,4295 and bear6213 fruit6529 upward:4605

32  For3588 out of Jerusalem4480 3389 shall go forth3318 a remnant,7611 and they that escape6413 out of mount4480 2022 Zion:6726 the zeal7068 of the LORD3068 of hosts6635 shall do6213 this.2063

33  Therefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 concerning413 the king4428 of Assyria,804 He shall not3808 come935 into413 this2063 city,5892 nor3808 shoot3384 an arrow2671 there,8033 nor3808 come before6923 it with shields,4043 nor3808 cast8210 a bank5550 against5921 it.

34  By the way1870 that834 he came,935 by the same shall he return,7725 and shall not3808 come935 into413 this2063 city,5892 saith5002 the LORD.3068

35  For I will defend1598 5921 this2063 city5892 to save3467 it for mine own sake,4616 and for my servant5650 David's1732 sake.4616

36  Then the angel4397 of the LORD3068 went forth,3318 and smote5221 in the camp4264 of the Assyrians804 a hundred3967 and fourscore8084 and five2568 thousand:505 and when they arose early7925 in the morning,1242 behold,2009 they were all3605 dead4191 corpses.6297

37  So Sennacherib5576 king4428 of Assyria804 departed,5265 and went1980 and returned,7725 and dwelt3427 at Nineveh.5210

38  And it came to pass,1961 as he1931 was worshiping7812 in the house1004 of Nisroch5268 his god,430 that Adrammelech152 and Sharezer8272 his sons1121 smote5221 him with the sword;2719 and they1992 escaped4422 into the land776 of Armenia:780 and Esar-haddon634 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478


1 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ἀκοῦσαι τὸν βασιλέα Εζεκιαν ἔσχισεν τὰ ἱμάτια καὶ σάκκον περιεβάλετο καὶ ἀνέβη εἰς τὸν οἶκον κυρίου

2 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Ελιακιμ τὸν οἰκονόμον καὶ Σομναν τὸν γραμματέα καὶ τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους τῶν ἱερέων περιβεβλημένους σάκκους πρὸς Ησαιαν υἱὸν Αμως τὸν προφήτην

3 καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ τάδε λέγει Εζεκιας ἡμέρα θλίψεως καὶ ὀνειδισμοῦ καὶ ἐλεγμοῦ καὶ ὀργῆς ἡ σήμερον ἡμέρα ὅτι ἥκει ἡ ὠδὶν τῇ τικτούσῃ ἰσχὺν δὲ οὐκ ἔχει τοῦ τεκεῖν

4 εἰσακούσαι κύριος ὁ θεός σου τοὺς λόγους Ραψακου οὓς ἀπέστειλεν βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων ὀνειδίζειν θεὸν ζῶντα καὶ ὀνειδίζειν λόγους οὓς ἤκουσεν κύριος ὁ θεός σου καὶ δεηθήσῃ πρὸς κύριον τὸν θεόν σου περὶ τῶν καταλελειμμένων τούτων

5 καὶ ἦλθον οἱ παῖδες τοῦ βασιλέως πρὸς Ησαιαν

6 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Ησαιας οὕτως ἐρεῖτε πρὸς τὸν κύριον ὑμῶν τάδε λέγει κύριος μὴ φοβηθῇς ἀπὸ τῶν λόγων ὧν ἤκουσας οὓς ὠνείδισάν με οἱ πρέσβεις βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων

7 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐμβαλῶ εἰς αὐτὸν πνεῦμα καὶ ἀκούσας ἀγγελίαν ἀποστραφήσεται εἰς τὴν χώραν αὐτοῦ καὶ πεσεῖται μαχαίρᾳ ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτοῦ

8 καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν Ραψακης καὶ κατέλαβεν πολιορκοῦντα τὸν βασιλέα Λομναν καὶ ἤκουσεν βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων ὅτι

9 ἐξῆλθεν Θαρακα βασιλεὺς Αἰθιόπων πολιορκῆσαι αὐτόν καὶ ἀκούσας ἀπέστρεψεν καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἀγγέλους πρὸς Εζεκιαν λέγων

10 οὕτως ἐρεῖτε Εζεκια βασιλεῖ τῆς Ιουδαίας μή σε ἀπατάτω ὁ θεός σου ἐφ᾽ ᾧ πεποιθὼς εἶ ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ λέγων οὐ μὴ παραδοθῇ Ιερουσαλημ εἰς χεῖρας βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων

11 ἢ οὐκ ἤκουσας ἃ ἐποίησαν βασιλεῖς Ἀσσυρίων πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ὡς ἀπώλεσαν

12 μὴ ἐρρύσαντο αὐτοὺς οἱ θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν οὓς οἱ πατέρες μου ἀπώλεσαν τήν τε Γωζαν καὶ Χαρραν καὶ Ραφες αἵ εἰσιν ἐν χώρᾳ Θεμαδ

13 ποῦ εἰσιν οἱ βασιλεῖς Αιμαθ καὶ Αρφαθ καὶ πόλεως Σεπφαριμ Αναγ Ουγαυα

14 καὶ ἔλαβεν Εζεκιας τὸ βιβλίον παρὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων καὶ ἤνοιξεν αὐτὸ ἐναντίον κυρίου

15 καὶ προσεύξατο Εζεκιας πρὸς κύριον λέγων

16 κύριε σαβαωθ ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν χερουβιν σὺ θεὸς μόνος εἶ πάσης βασιλείας τῆς οἰκουμένης σὺ ἐποίησας τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν

17 εἰσάκουσον κύριε εἴσβλεψον κύριε καὶ ἰδὲ τοὺς λόγους οὓς ἀπέστειλεν Σενναχηριμ ὀνειδίζειν θεὸν ζῶντα

18 ἐπ᾽ ἀληθείας γὰρ ἠρήμωσαν βασιλεῖς Ἀσσυρίων τὴν οἰκουμένην ὅλην καὶ τὴν χώραν αὐτῶν

19 καὶ ἐνέβαλον τὰ εἴδωλα αὐτῶν εἰς τὸ πῦρ οὐ γὰρ θεοὶ ἦσαν ἀλλὰ ἔργα χειρῶν ἀνθρώπων ξύλα καὶ λίθοι καὶ ἀπώλεσαν αὐτούς

20 σὺ δέ κύριε ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν σῶσον ἡμᾶς ἐκ χειρὸς αὐτῶν ἵνα γνῷ πᾶσα βασιλεία τῆς γῆς ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ θεὸς μόνος

21 καὶ ἀπεστάλη Ησαιας υἱὸς Αμως πρὸς Εζεκιαν καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ τάδε λέγει κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ἤκουσα ἃ προσηύξω πρός με περὶ Σενναχηριμ βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων

22 οὗτος ὁ λόγος ὃν ἐλάλησεν περὶ αὐτοῦ ὁ θεός ἐφαύλισέν σε καὶ ἐμυκτήρισέν σε παρθένος θυγάτηρ Σιων ἐπὶ σοὶ κεφαλὴν ἐκίνησεν θυγάτηρ Ιερουσαλημ

23 τίνα ὠνείδισας καὶ παρώξυνας ἢ πρὸς τίνα ὕψωσας τὴν φωνήν σου καὶ οὐκ ἦρας εἰς ὕψος τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου εἰς τὸν ἅγιον τοῦ Ισραηλ

24 ὅτι δι᾽ ἀγγέλων ὠνείδισας κύριον σὺ γὰρ εἶπας τῷ πλήθει τῶν ἁρμάτων ἐγὼ ἀνέβην εἰς ὕψος ὀρέων καὶ εἰς τὰ ἔσχατα τοῦ Λιβάνου καὶ ἔκοψα τὸ ὕψος τῆς κέδρου αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ κάλλος τῆς κυπαρίσσου καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς ὕψος μέρους τοῦ δρυμοῦ

25 καὶ ἔθηκα γέφυραν καὶ ἠρήμωσα ὕδατα καὶ πᾶσαν συναγωγὴν ὕδατος

26 οὐ ταῦτα ἤκουσας πάλαι ἃ ἐγὼ ἐποίησα ἐξ ἀρχαίων ἡμερῶν συνέταξα νῦν δὲ ἐπέδειξα ἐξερημῶσαι ἔθνη ἐν ὀχυροῖς καὶ ἐνοικοῦντας ἐν πόλεσιν ὀχυραῖς

27 ἀνῆκα τὰς χεῖρας καὶ ἐξηράνθησαν καὶ ἐγένοντο ὡς χόρτος ξηρὸς ἐπὶ δωμάτων καὶ ὡς ἄγρωστις

28 νῦν δὲ τὴν ἀνάπαυσίν σου καὶ τὴν ἔξοδόν σου καὶ τὴν εἴσοδόν σου ἐγὼ ἐπίσταμαι

29 ὁ δὲ θυμός σου ὃν ἐθυμώθης καὶ ἡ πικρία σου ἀνέβη πρός με καὶ ἐμβαλῶ φιμὸν εἰς τὴν ῥῖνά σου καὶ χαλινὸν εἰς τὰ χείλη σου καὶ ἀποστρέψω σε τῇ ὁδῷ ᾗ ἦλθες ἐν αὐτῇ

30 τοῦτο δέ σοι τὸ σημεῖον φάγε τοῦτον τὸν ἐνιαυτὸν ἃ ἔσπαρκας τῷ δὲ ἐνιαυτῷ τῷ δευτέρῳ τὸ κατάλειμμα τῷ δὲ τρίτῳ σπείραντες ἀμήσατε καὶ φυτεύσατε ἀμπελῶνας καὶ φάγεσθε τὸν καρπὸν αὐτῶν

31 καὶ ἔσονται οἱ καταλελειμμένοι ἐν τῇ Ιουδαίᾳ φυήσουσιν ῥίζαν κάτω καὶ ποιήσουσιν σπέρμα ἄνω

32 ὅτι ἐξ Ιερουσαλημ ἐξελεύσονται οἱ καταλελειμμένοι καὶ οἱ σῳζόμενοι ἐξ ὄρους Σιων ὁ ζῆλος κυρίου σαβαωθ ποιήσει ταῦτα

33 διὰ τοῦτο οὕτως λέγει κύριος ἐπὶ βασιλέα Ἀσσυρίων οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθῃ εἰς τὴν πόλιν ταύτην οὐδὲ μὴ βάλῃ ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν βέλος οὐδὲ μὴ ἐπιβάλῃ ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν θυρεὸν οὐδὲ μὴ κυκλώσῃ ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν χάρακα

34 ἀλλὰ τῇ ὁδῷ ᾗ ἦλθεν ἐν αὐτῇ ἀποστραφήσεται τάδε λέγει κύριος

35 ὑπερασπιῶ ὑπὲρ τῆς πόλεως ταύτης τοῦ σῶσαι αὐτὴν δι᾽ ἐμὲ καὶ διὰ Δαυιδ τὸν παῖδά μου

36 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἄγγελος κυρίου καὶ ἀνεῖλεν ἐκ τῆς παρεμβολῆς τῶν Ἀσσυρίων ἑκατὸν ὀγδοήκοντα πέντε χιλιάδας καὶ ἐξαναστάντες τὸ πρωὶ εὗρον πάντα τὰ σώματα νεκρά

37 καὶ ἀποστραφεὶς ἀπῆλθεν βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων καὶ ᾤκησεν ἐν Νινευη

38 καὶ ἐν τῷ αὐτὸν προσκυνεῖν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Νασαραχ τὸν παταχρον αὐτοῦ Αδραμελεχ καὶ Σαρασαρ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπάταξαν αὐτὸν μαχαίραις αὐτοὶ δὲ διεσώθησαν εἰς Ἀρμενίαν καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν Ασορδαν ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾽ αὐτοῦ


‎1 ‏וַיְהִ֗י כִּשְׁמֹ֙עַ֙ הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ חִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ וַיִּקְרַ֖ע אֶת־בְּגָדָ֑יו וַיִּתְכַּ֣ס בַּשָּׂ֔ק וַיָּבֹ֖א בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎2 ‏וַ֠יִּשְׁלַח אֶת־אֶלְיָקִ֨ים אֲשֶׁר־עַל־הַבַּ֜יִת וְאֵ֣ת׀ שֶׁבְנָ֣א הַסּוֹפֵ֗ר וְאֵת֙ זִקְנֵ֣י הַכֹּהֲנִ֔ים מִתְכַּסִּ֖ים בַּשַּׂקִּ֑ים אֶל־יְשַֽׁעְיָ֥הוּ בֶן־אָמ֖וֹץ הַנָּבִֽיא׃

‎3 ‏וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ אֵלָ֗יו כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר חִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ יוֹם־צָרָ֧ה וְתוֹכֵחָ֛ה וּנְאָצָ֖ה הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה כִּ֣י בָ֤אוּ בָנִים֙ עַד־מַשְׁבֵּ֔ר וְכֹ֥חַ אַ֖יִן לְלֵדָֽה׃

‎4 ‏אוּלַ֡י יִשְׁמַע֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהֶ֜יךָ אֵ֣ת׀ דִּבְרֵ֣י רַב־שָׁקֵ֗ה אֲשֶׁר֩ שְׁלָח֨וֹ מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֤וּר׀ אֲדֹנָיו֙ לְחָרֵף֙ אֱלֹהִ֣ים חַ֔י וְהוֹכִ֙יחַ֙ בַּדְּבָרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר שָׁמַ֖ע יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ וְנָשָׂ֣אתָ תְפִלָּ֔ה בְּעַ֥ד הַשְּׁאֵרִ֖ית הַנִּמְצָאָֽה׃

‎5 ‏וַיָּבֹ֗אוּ עַבְדֵ֛י הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ חִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ אֶל־יְשַׁעְיָֽהוּ׃

‎6 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם֙ יְשַֽׁעְיָ֔הוּ כֹּ֥ה תֹאמְר֖וּן אֶל־אֲדֹנֵיכֶ֑ם כֹּ֣ה׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אַל־תִּירָא֙ מִפְּנֵ֤י הַדְּבָרִים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁמַ֔עְתָּ אֲשֶׁ֧ר גִּדְּפ֛וּ נַעֲרֵ֥י מֶלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֖וּר אוֹתִֽי׃

‎7 ‏הִנְנִ֨י נוֹתֵ֥ן בּוֹ֙ ר֔וּחַ וְשָׁמַ֥ע שְׁמוּעָ֖ה וְשָׁ֣ב אֶל־אַרְצ֑וֹ וְהִפַּלְתִּ֥יו בַּחֶ֖רֶב בְּאַרְצֽוֹ׃

‎8 ‏וַיָּ֙שָׁב֙ רַב־שָׁקֵ֔ה וַיִּמְצָא֙ אֶת־מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר נִלְחָ֖ם עַל־לִבְנָ֑ה כִּ֣י שָׁמַ֔ע כִּ֥י נָסַ֖ע מִלָּכִֽישׁ׃

‎9 ‏וַיִּשְׁמַ֗ע עַל־תִּרְהָ֤קָה מֶֽלֶךְ־כּוּשׁ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר יָצָ֖א לְהִלָּחֵ֣ם אִתָּ֑ךְ וַיִּשְׁמַע֙ וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח מַלְאָכִ֔ים אֶל־חִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎10 ‏כֹּ֣ה תֹאמְר֗וּן אֶל־חִזְקִיָּ֤הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָה֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר אַל־יַשִּׁאֲךָ֣3 אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר אַתָּ֛ה בּוֹטֵ֥חַ בּ֖וֹ לֵאמֹ֑ר לֹ֤א תִנָּתֵן֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם בְּיַ֖ד מֶ֥לֶךְ אַשּֽׁוּר׃

‎11 ‏הִנֵּ֣ה׀ אַתָּ֣ה שָׁמַ֗עְתָּ אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשׂ֜וּ מַלְכֵ֥י אַשּׁ֛וּר לְכָל־הָאֲרָצ֖וֹת לְהַחֲרִימָ֑ם וְאַתָּ֖ה תִּנָּצֵֽל׃

‎12 ‏הַהִצִּ֨ילוּ אוֹתָ֜ם אֱלֹהֵ֤י הַגּוֹיִם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הִשְׁחִ֣יתוּ אֲבוֹתַ֔י אֶת־גּוֹזָ֖ן וְאֶת־חָרָ֑ן וְרֶ֥צֶף וּבְנֵי־עֶ֖דֶן אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּתְלַשָּֽׂר׃

‎13 ‏אַיֵּ֤ה מֶֽלֶךְ־חֲמָת֙ וּמֶ֣לֶךְ אַרְפָּ֔ד וּמֶ֖לֶךְ לָעִ֣יר סְפַרְוָ֑יִם הֵנַ֖ע וְעִוָּֽה׃

‎14 ‏וַיִּקַּ֨ח חִזְקִיָּ֧הוּ אֶת־הַסְּפָרִ֛ים מִיַּ֥ד הַמַּלְאָכִ֖ים וַיִּקְרָאֵ֑הוּ וַיַּ֙עַל֙ בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה וַיִּפְרְשֵׂ֥הוּ חִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ לִפְנֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃

‎15 ‏וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל֙ חִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ אֶל־יְהוָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎16 ‏יְהוָ֨ה צְבָא֜וֹת אֱלֹהֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ יֹשֵׁ֣ב הַכְּרֻבִ֔ים אַתָּה־ה֤וּא הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙ לְבַדְּךָ֔ לְכֹ֖ל מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאָ֑רֶץ אַתָּ֣ה עָשִׂ֔יתָ אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

‎17 ‏הַטֵּ֨ה יְהוָ֤ה׀ אָזְנְךָ֙ וּֽשְׁמָ֔ע פְּקַ֧ח יְהוָ֛ה עֵינֶ֖ךָ וּרְאֵ֑ה וּשְׁמַ֗ע אֵ֚ת כָּל־דִּבְרֵ֣י סַנְחֵרִ֔יב אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁלַ֔ח לְחָרֵ֖ף אֱלֹהִ֥ים חָֽי׃

‎18 ‏אָמְנָ֖ם יְהוָ֑ה הֶחֱרִ֜יבוּ מַלְכֵ֥י אַשּׁ֛וּר אֶת־כָּל־הָאֲרָצ֖וֹת וְאֶת־אַרְצָֽם׃

‎19 ‏וְנָתֹ֥ן אֶת־אֱלֹהֵיהֶ֖ם בָּאֵ֑שׁ כִּי֩ לֹ֨א אֱלֹהִ֜ים הֵ֗מָּה כִּ֣י אִם־מַעֲשֵׂ֧ה יְדֵֽי־אָדָ֛ם עֵ֥ץ וָאֶ֖בֶן וַֽיְאַבְּדֽוּם׃

‎20 ‏וְעַתָּה֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ הוֹשִׁיעֵ֖נוּ מִיָד֑וֹ1 וְיֵֽדְעוּ֙ כָּל־מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאָ֔רֶץ כִּֽי־אַתָּ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה לְבַדֶּֽךָ׃

‎21 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַח֙ יְשַֽׁעְיָ֣הוּ בֶן־אָמ֔וֹץ אֶל־חִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ לֵאמֹ֑ר כֹּֽה־אָמַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֲשֶׁר֙ הִתְפַּלַּ֣לְתָּ אֵלַ֔י אֶל־סַנְחֵרִ֖יב מֶ֥לֶךְ אַשּֽׁוּר׃

‎22 ‏זֶ֣ה הַדָּבָ֔ר אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה עָלָ֑יו בָּזָ֨ה לְךָ֜ לָעֲגָ֣ה לְךָ֗ בְּתוּלַת֙ בַּת־צִיּ֔וֹן אַחֲרֶ֙יךָ֙ רֹ֣אשׁ הֵנִ֔יעָה בַּ֖ת יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎23 ‏אֶת־מִ֤י חֵרַ֙פְתָּ֙ וְגִדַּ֔פְתָּ וְעַל־מִ֖י הֲרִימ֣וֹתָה קּ֑וֹל וַתִּשָּׂ֥א מָר֛וֹם עֵינֶ֖יךָ אֶל־קְד֥וֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎24 ‏בְּיַ֣ד עֲבָדֶיךָ֮ חֵרַ֣פְתָּ׀ אֲדֹנָי֒ וַתֹּ֗אמֶר בְּרֹ֥ב רִכְבִּ֛י אֲנִ֥י עָלִ֛יתִי מְר֥וֹם הָרִ֖ים יַרְכְּתֵ֣י לְבָנ֑וֹן וְאֶכְרֹ֞ת קוֹמַ֤ת אֲרָזָיו֙ מִבְחַ֣ר בְּרֹשָׁ֔יו וְאָבוֹא֙ מְר֣וֹם קִצּ֔וֹ יַ֖עַר כַּרְמִלּֽוֹ׃

‎25 ‏אֲנִ֥י קַ֖רְתִּי וְשָׁתִ֣יתִי מָ֑יִם וְאַחְרִב֙ בְּכַף־פְּעָמַ֔י כֹּ֖ל יְאֹרֵ֥י מָצֽוֹר׃

‎26 ‏הֲלֽוֹא־שָׁמַ֤עְתָּ לְמֵֽרָחוֹק֙ אוֹתָ֣הּ עָשִׂ֔יתִי מִ֥ימֵי קֶ֖דֶם וִיצַרְתִּ֑יהָ עַתָּ֣ה הֲבֵאתִ֔יהָ וּתְהִ֗י לְהַשְׁא֛וֹת גַּלִּ֥ים נִצִּ֖ים עָרִ֥ים בְּצֻרֽוֹת׃

‎27 ‏וְיֹֽשְׁבֵיהֶן֙ קִצְרֵי־יָ֔ד חַ֖תּוּ וָבֹ֑שׁוּ הָי֞וּ עֵ֤שֶׂב שָׂדֶה֙ וִ֣ירַק דֶּ֔שֶׁא חֲצִ֣יר גַּגּ֔וֹת וּשְׁדֵמָ֖ה לִפְנֵ֥י קָמָֽה׃

‎28 ‏וְשִׁבְתְּךָ֛ וְצֵאתְךָ֥ וּבוֹאֲךָ֖ יָדָ֑עְתִּי וְאֵ֖ת הִֽתְרַגֶּזְךָ֥ אֵלָֽי׃

‎29 ‏יַ֚עַן הִתְרַגֶּזְךָ֣ אֵלַ֔י וְשַׁאֲנַנְךָ֖ עָלָ֣ה בְאָזְנָ֑י וְשַׂמְתִּ֨י חַחִ֜י בְּאַפֶּ֗ךָ וּמִתְגִּי֙ בִּשְׂפָתֶ֔יךָ וַהֲשִׁ֣יבֹתִ֔יךָ בַּדֶּ֖רֶךְ אֲשֶׁר־בָּ֥אתָ בָּֽהּ׃

‎30 ‏וְזֶה־לְּךָ֣ הָא֔וֹת אָכ֤וֹל הַשָּׁנָה֙ סָפִ֔יחַ וּבַשָּׁנָ֥ה הַשֵּׁנִ֖ית שָׁחִ֑יס וּבַשָּׁנָ֣ה הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֗ית זִרְע֧וּ וְקִצְר֛וּ וְנִטְע֥וּ כְרָמִ֖ים ואכול וְאִכְל֥וּ פִרְיָֽם׃

‎31 ‏וְיָ֨סְפָ֜ה פְּלֵיטַ֧ת בֵּית־יְהוּדָ֛ה הַנִּשְׁאָרָ֖ה שֹׁ֣רֶשׁ לְמָ֑טָּה וְעָשָׂ֥ה פְרִ֖י לְמָֽעְלָה׃

‎32 ‏כִּ֤י מִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ תֵּצֵ֣א שְׁאֵרִ֔ית וּפְלֵיטָ֖ה מֵהַ֣ר צִיּ֑וֹן קִנְאַ֛ת יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת תַּֽעֲשֶׂה־זֹּֽאת׃ ס

‎33 ‏לָכֵ֗ן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר לֹ֤א יָבוֹא֙ אֶל־הָעִ֣יר הַזֹּ֔את וְלֹֽא־יוֹרֶ֥ה שָׁ֖ם חֵ֑ץ וְלֹֽא־יְקַדְּמֶ֣נָּה מָגֵ֔ן וְלֹֽא־יִשְׁפֹּ֥ךְ עֳלֶ֖יהָ1 סֹלְלָֽה׃

‎34 ‏בַּדֶּ֥רֶךְ אֲשֶׁר־בָּ֖א בָּ֣הּ יָשׁ֑וּב וְאֶל־הָעִ֥יר הַזֹּ֛את לֹ֥א יָב֖וֹא נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎35 ‏וְגַנּוֹתִ֛י עַל־הָעִ֥יר הַזֹּ֖את לְהֽוֹשִׁיעָ֑הּ לְמַֽעֲנִ֔י וּלְמַ֖עַן דָּוִ֥ד עַבְדִּֽי׃ ס

‎36 ‏וַיֵּצֵ֣א׀ מַלְאַ֣ךְ יְהוָ֗ה וַיַּכֶּה֙ בְּמַחֲנֵ֣ה אַשּׁ֔וּר מֵאָ֛ה וּשְׁמֹנִ֥ים וַחֲמִשָּׁ֖ה אָ֑לֶף וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ בַבֹּ֔קֶר וְהִנֵּ֥ה כֻלָּ֖ם פְּגָרִ֥ים מֵתִֽים׃

‎37 ‏וַיִּסַּ֣ע וַיֵּ֔לֶךְ וַיָּ֖שָׁב סַנְחֵרִ֣יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֑וּר וַיֵּ֖שֶׁב בְּנִֽינְוֵֽה׃

‎38 ‏וַיְהִי֩ ה֨וּא3 מִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֶ֜ה בֵּ֣ית׀ נִסְרֹ֣ךְ אֱלֹהָ֗יו וְֽאַדְרַמֶּ֨לֶךְ וְשַׂרְאֶ֤צֶר בָּנָיו֙ הִכֻּ֣הוּ בַחֶ֔רֶב וְהֵ֥מָּה נִמְלְט֖וּ אֶ֣רֶץ אֲרָרָ֑ט וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ אֵֽסַר־חַדֹּ֥ן בְּנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ ס


1 Et factum est, cum audisset rex Ezechias, scidit vestimenta sua, et obvolutus est sacco, et intravit in domum Domini.

2 Et misit Eliacim, qui erat super domum, et Sobnam scribam, et seniores de sacerdotibus, opertos saccis, ad Isaiam, filium Amos, prophetam,

3 et dixerunt ad eum: Hæc dicit Ezechias: Dies tribulationis, et correptionis, et blasphemiæ, dies hæc; quia venerunt filii usque ad partum, et virtus non est pariendi.

4 Si quomodo audiat Dominus Deus tuus verba Rabsacis, quem misit rex Assyriorum dominus suus ad blasphemandum Deum viventem et exprobrandum sermonibus quos audivit Dominus Deus tuus: leva ergo orationem pro reliquiis quæ repertæ sunt.

5 Et venerunt servi regis Ezechiæ ad Isaiam.

6 Et dixit ad eos Isaias: Hæc dicetis domino vestro: Hæc dicit Dominus: Ne timeas a facie verborum quæ audisti, quibus blasphemaverunt pueri regis Assyriorum me.

7 Ecce ego dabo ei spiritum, et audiet nuntium, et revertetur ad terram suam, et corruere eum faciam gladio in terra sua.

8 Reversus est autem Rabsaces, et invenit regem Assyriorum præliantem adversus Lobnam: audierat enim quia profectus esset de Lachis.

9 Et audivit de Tharaca rege Æthiopiæ, dicentes: Egressus est ut pugnet contra te. Quod cum audisset, misit nuntios ad Ezechiam, dicens:

10 Hæc dicetis Ezechiæ regi Judæ, loquentes: Non te decipiat Deus tuus in quo tu confidis, dicens: Non dabitur Jerusalem in manu regis Assyriorum.

11 Ecce tu audisti omnia quæ fecerunt reges Assyriorum omnibus terris, quas subverterunt: et tu poteris liberari?

12 Numquid eruerunt eos dii gentium quos subverterunt patres mei, Gozam, et Haram, et Reseph, et filios Eden qui erant in Thalassar?

13 Ubi est rex Emath, et rex Arphad, et rex urbis Sepharvaim, Ana, et Ava?

14 Et tulit Ezechias libros de manu nuntiorum, et legit eos, et ascendit in domum Domini, et expandit eos Ezechias coram Domino:

15 et oravit Ezechias ad Dominum, dicens:

16 Domine exercituum, Deus Israël, qui sedes super cherubim, tu es Deus solus omnium regnorum terræ: tu fecisti cælum et terram.

17 Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam, et audi; aperi, Domine, oculos tuos, et vide: et audi omnia verba Sennacherib, quæ misit ad blasphemandum Deum viventem.

18 Vere enim, Domine, desertas fecerunt reges Assyriorum terras, et regiones earum,

19 et dederunt deos earum igni: non enim erant dii, sed opera manuum hominum, lignum et lapis, et comminuerunt eos.

20 Et nunc, Domine Deus noster, salva nos de manu ejus, et cognoscant omnia regna terræ quia tu es Dominus solus.

21 Et misit Isaias, filius Amos, ad Ezechiam, dicens: Hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël: Pro quibus rogasti me de Sennacherib, rege Assyriorum,

22 hoc est verbum quod locutus est Dominus super eum: [Despexit te et subsannavit te,
virgo filia Sion;
post te caput movit,
filia Jerusalem.

23 Cui exprobrasti? et quem blasphemasti?
et super quem exaltasti vocem,
et levasti altitudinem oculorum tuorum?
ad Sanctum Israël.

24 In manu servorum tuorum exprobrasti Domino,
et dixisti: In multitudine quadrigarum mearum
ego ascendi altitudinem montium juga Libani;
et succidam excelsa cedrorum ejus,
et electas abietes illius,
et introibo altitudinem summitatis ejus,
saltum Carmeli ejus.

25 Ego fodi, et bibi aquam,
et exsiccavi vestigio pedis mei
omnes rivos aggerum.

26 Numquid non audisti quæ olim fecerim ei?
Ex diebus antiquis ego plasmavi illud;
et nunc adduxi,
et factum est in eradicationem collium compugnantium,
et civitatum munitarum.

27 Habitatores earum breviata manu
contremuerunt, et confusi sunt.
Facti sunt sicut fœnum agri,
et gramen pascuæ,
et herba tectorum,
quæ exaruit antequam maturesceret.

28 Habitationem tuam, et egressum tuum,
et introitum tuum cognovi,
et insaniam tuam contra me.

29 Cum fureres adversum me,
superbia tua ascendit in aures meas.
Ponam ergo circulum in naribus tuis,
et frenum in labiis tuis,
et reducam te in viam
per quem venisti.]

30 Tibi autem hoc erit signum: comede hoc anno quæ sponte nascuntur, et in anno secundo pomis vescere; in anno autem tertio seminate et metite, et plantate vineas, et comedite fructum earum.

31 Et mittet id quod salvatum fuerit de domo Juda, et quod reliquum est, radicem deorsum, et faciet fructum sursum:

32 quia de Jerusalem exibunt reliquiæ, et salvatio de monte Sion: zelus Domini exercituum faciet istud.

33 Propterea hæc dicit Dominus de rege Assyriorum: [Non intrabit civitatem hanc,
et non jaciet ibi sagittam,
et non occupabit eam clypeus,
et non mittet in circuitu ejus aggerem.

34 In via qua venit, per eam revertetur,
et civitatem hanc non ingredietur, dicit Dominus.

35 Et protegam civitatem istam, ut salvem eam
propter me, et propter David, servum meum.]

36 Egressus est autem angelus Domini, et percussit in castris Assyriorum centum octoginta quinque millia. Et surrexerunt mane, et ecce omnes cadavera mortuorum.

37 Et egressus est, et abiit, et reversus est Sennacherib, rex Assyriorum, et habitavit in Ninive.

38 Et factum est, cum adoraret in templo Nesroch deum suum, Adramelech et Sarasar, filii ejus, percusserunt eum gladio, fugeruntque in terram Ararat; et regnavit Asarhaddon, filius ejus, pro eo.

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