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2 Kings 19


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 which834 was over5921 the household,1004 and Shebna7644 the scribe,5608 and the elders2205 of the priests,3548 covered3680 with sackcloth,8242 to413 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 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 all3605 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 are left.4672

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

6  And Isaiah3470 said559 unto them, Thus3541 shall ye say559 to413 your master,113 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 Be not afraid408 3372 of4480 6440 the words1697 which834 thou hast heard,8085 with which834 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 shall return7725 to 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 when he heard8085 say559 of413 Tirhakah8640 king4428 of Ethiopia,3568 Behold,2009 he is come out3318 to fight3898 against854 thee: he sent7971 messengers4397 again7725 unto413 Hezekiah,2396 saying,559

10  Thus3541 shall ye speak559 to413 Hezekiah2396 king4428 of Judah,3063 saying,559 Let not408 thy God430 in whom834 thou859 trustest982 deceive5377 thee, saying,559 Jerusalem3389 shall not3808 be delivered5414 into the hand3027 of the king4428 of Assyria.804

11  Behold,2009 thou859 hast heard8085 853 what834 the kings4428 of Assyria804 have done6213 to all3605 lands,776 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 Thelasar?8515

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

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

15  And Hezekiah2396 prayed6419 before6440 the LORD,3068 and said,559 O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 which 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

16  LORD,3068 bow down5186 thine ear,241 and hear:8085 open,6491 LORD,3068 thine eyes,5869 and see:7200 and hear8085 853 the words1697 of Sennacherib,5576 which834 hath sent7971 him to reproach2778 the living2416 God.430

17  Of a truth,546 LORD,3068 the kings4428 of Assyria804 have destroyed2717 the nations1471 and 853 their lands,776

18  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.

19  Now6258 therefore, O LORD3068 our God,430 I beseech thee,4994 save3467 thou us out of his hand,4480 3027 that all3605 the kingdoms4467 of the earth776 may know3045 that3588 thou859 art the LORD3068 God,430 even thou only.905

20  Then Isaiah3470 the son1121 of Amoz531 sent7971 to413 Hezekiah,2396 saying,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 That which834 thou hast prayed6419 to413 me against413 Sennacherib5576 king4428 of Assyria804 I have heard.8085

21  This2088 is the word1697 that834 the LORD3068 hath spoken1696 concerning5921 him; The virgin1330 the daughter1323 of Zion6726 hath despised959 thee, and laughed thee to scorn;3932 the daughter1323 of Jerusalem3389 hath shaken5128 her head7218 at310 thee.

22  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 against5921 the Holy6918 One of Israel.3478

23  By3027 thy messengers4397 thou hast reproached2778 the Lord,136 and hast said,559 With the multitude7230 of my chariots7393 I589 am come up5927 to the height4791 of the mountains,2022 to the sides3411 of Lebanon,3844 and will cut down3772 the tall6967 cedar trees730 thereof, and the choice4004 fir trees1265 thereof: and I will enter935 into the lodgings4411 of his borders,7093 and into the forest3293 of his Carmel.3760

24  I589 have digged6979 and drunk8354 strange2114 waters,4325 and with the sole3709 of my feet6471 have I dried up2717 all3605 the rivers2975 of besieged places.4693

25  Hast thou not3808 heard8085 long ago4480 7350 how I have done6213 it, and of ancient times4480 3117 6924 that I have formed3335 it? now6258 have I brought it to pass,935 that thou shouldest be1961 to lay waste7582 fenced1219 cities5892 into ruinous5327 heaps.1530

26  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

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

28  Because3282 thy rage7264 against413 me and thy tumult7600 is come up5927 into mine ears,241 therefore I will 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

29  And this2088 shall be a sign226 unto thee, Ye shall eat398 this year8141 such things as grow of themselves,5599 and in 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 fruits6529 thereof.

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

31  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 hosts shall do6213 this.2063

32  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 shield,4043 nor3808 cast8210 a bank5550 against5921 it.

33  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

34  For I will defend1598 413 this2063 city,5892 to save3467 it, for mine own sake,4616 and for my servant5650 David's1732 sake.4616

35  And it came to pass1961 that1931 night,3915 that the angel4397 of the LORD3068 went out,3318 and smote5221 in the camp4264 of the Assyrians804 a hundred3967 fourscore8084 and five2568 thousand:505 and when they arose early7925 in the morning,1242 behold,2009 they were all3605 dead4191 corpses.6297

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

37  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 Esarhaddon634 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478


1 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἤκουσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Εζεκιας καὶ διέρρηξεν τὰ ἱμάτια ἑαυτοῦ καὶ περιεβάλετο σάκκον καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς οἶκον κυρίου

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

3 καὶ εἶπον πρὸς αὐτόν τάδε λέγει Εζεκιας ἡμέρα θλίψεως καὶ ἐλεγμοῦ καὶ παροργισμοῦ ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη ὅτι ἦλθον υἱοὶ ἕως ὠδίνων καὶ ἰσχὺς οὐκ ἔστιν τῇ τικτούσῃ

4 εἴ πως εἰσακούσεται κύριος ὁ θεός σου πάντας τοὺς λόγους Ραψακου ὃν ἀπέστειλεν αὐτὸν βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ ὀνειδίζειν θεὸν ζῶντα καὶ βλασφημεῖν ἐν λόγοις οἷς ἤκουσεν κύριος ὁ θεός σου καὶ λήμψῃ προσευχὴν περὶ τοῦ λείμματος τοῦ εὑρισκομένου

5 καὶ ἦλθον οἱ παῖδες τοῦ βασιλέως Εζεκιου πρὸς Ησαιαν

6 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Ησαιας τάδε ἐρεῖτε πρὸς τὸν κύριον ὑμῶν τάδε λέγει κύριος μὴ φοβηθῇς ἀπὸ τῶν λόγων ὧν ἤκουσας ὧν ἐβλασφήμησαν τὰ παιδάρια βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων

7 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ δίδωμι ἐν αὐτῷ πνεῦμα καὶ ἀκούσεται ἀγγελίαν καὶ ἀποστραφήσεται εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ καὶ καταβαλῶ αὐτὸν ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτοῦ

8 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν Ραψακης καὶ εὗρεν τὸν βασιλέα Ἀσσυρίων πολεμοῦντα ἐπὶ Λομνα ὅτι ἤκουσεν ὅτι ἀπῆρεν ἀπὸ Λαχις

9 καὶ ἤκουσεν περὶ Θαρακα βασιλέως Αἰθιόπων λέγων ἰδοὺ ἐξῆλθεν πολεμεῖν μετὰ σοῦ καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἀγγέλους πρὸς Εζεκιαν λέγων

10 μὴ ἐπαιρέτω σε ὁ θεός σου ἐφ᾽ ᾧ σὺ πέποιθας ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ λέγων οὐ μὴ παραδοθῇ Ιερουσαλημ εἰς χεῖρας βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων

11 ἰδοὺ σὺ ἤκουσας πάντα ὅσα ἐποίησαν βασιλεῖς Ἀσσυρίων πάσαις ταῖς γαῖς τοῦ ἀναθεματίσαι αὐτάς καὶ σὺ ῥυσθήσῃ

12 μὴ ἐξείλαντο αὐτοὺς οἱ θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν οὓς διέφθειραν οἱ πατέρες μου τήν τε Γωζαν καὶ τὴν Χαρραν καὶ Ραφες καὶ υἱοὺς Εδεμ τοὺς ἐν Θαεσθεν

13 ποῦ ἐστιν ὁ βασιλεὺς Αιμαθ καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Αρφαδ καὶ ποῦ ἐστιν Σεπφαρουαιν Ανα καὶ Αυα

14 καὶ ἔλαβεν Εζεκιας τὰ βιβλία ἐκ χειρὸς τῶν ἀγγέλων καὶ ἀνέγνω αὐτά καὶ ἀνέβη εἰς οἶκον κυρίου καὶ ἀνέπτυξεν αὐτὰ Εζεκιας ἐναντίον κυρίου

15 καὶ εἶπεν κύριε ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν χερουβιν σὺ εἶ ὁ θεὸς μόνος ἐν πάσαις ταῖς βασιλείαις τῆς γῆς σὺ ἐποίησας τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν

16 κλῖνον κύριε τὸ οὖς σου καὶ ἄκουσον ἄνοιξον κύριε τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου καὶ ἰδὲ καὶ ἄκουσον τοὺς λόγους Σενναχηριμ οὓς ἀπέστειλεν ὀνειδίζειν θεὸν ζῶντα

17 ὅτι ἀληθείᾳ κύριε ἠρήμωσαν βασιλεῖς Ἀσσυρίων τὰ ἔθνη

18 καὶ ἔδωκαν τοὺς θεοὺς αὐτῶν εἰς τὸ πῦρ ὅτι οὐ θεοί εἰσιν ἀλλ᾽ ἢ ἔργα χειρῶν ἀνθρώπων ξύλα καὶ λίθοι καὶ ἀπώλεσαν αὐτούς

19 καὶ νῦν κύριε ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν σῶσον ἡμᾶς ἐκ χειρὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ γνώσονται πᾶσαι αἱ βασιλεῖαι τῆς γῆς ὅτι σὺ κύριος ὁ θεὸς μόνος

20 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Ησαιας υἱὸς Αμως πρὸς Εζεκιαν λέγων τάδε λέγει κύριος ὁ θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ἃ προσηύξω πρός με περὶ Σενναχηριμ βασιλέως Ἀσσυρίων ἤκουσα

21 οὗτος ὁ λόγος ὃν ἐλάλησεν κύριος ἐπ᾽ αὐτόν ἐξουδένησέν σε καὶ ἐμυκτήρισέν σε παρθένος θυγάτηρ Σιων ἐπὶ σοὶ κεφαλὴν αὐτῆς ἐκίνησεν θυγάτηρ Ιερουσαλημ

22 τίνα ὠνείδισας καὶ ἐβλασφήμησας καὶ ἐπὶ τίνα ὕψωσας φωνήν καὶ ἦρας εἰς ὕψος τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου εἰς τὸν ἅγιον τοῦ Ισραηλ

23 ἐν χειρὶ ἀγγέλων σου ὠνείδισας κύριον καὶ εἶπας ἐν τῷ πλήθει τῶν ἁρμάτων μου ἐγὼ ἀναβήσομαι εἰς ὕψος ὀρέων μηροὺς τοῦ Λιβάνου καὶ ἔκοψα τὸ μέγεθος τῆς κέδρου αὐτοῦ τὰ ἐκλεκτὰ κυπαρίσσων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἦλθον εἰς μελον τέλους αὐτοῦ δρυμοῦ Καρμήλου αὐτοῦ

24 ἐγὼ ἔψυξα καὶ ἔπιον ὕδατα ἀλλότρια καὶ ἐξηρήμωσα τῷ ἴχνει τοῦ ποδός μου πάντας ποταμοὺς περιοχῆς

25 ἔπλασα αὐτήν νῦν ἤγαγον αὐτήν καὶ ἐγενήθη εἰς ἐπάρσεις ἀποικεσιῶν μαχίμων πόλεις ὀχυράς

26 καὶ οἱ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐν αὐταῖς ἠσθένησαν τῇ χειρί ἔπτηξαν καὶ κατῃσχύνθησαν ἐγένοντο χόρτος ἀγροῦ ἢ χλωρὰ βοτάνη χλόη δωμάτων καὶ πάτημα ἀπέναντι ἑστηκότος

27 καὶ τὴν καθέδραν σου καὶ τὴν ἔξοδόν σου καὶ τὴν εἴσοδόν σου ἔγνων καὶ τὸν θυμόν σου ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ

28 διὰ τὸ ὀργισθῆναί σε ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ καὶ τὸ στρῆνός σου ἀνέβη ἐν τοῖς ὠσίν μου καὶ θήσω τὰ ἄγκιστρά μου ἐν τοῖς μυκτῆρσίν σου καὶ χαλινὸν ἐν τοῖς χείλεσίν σου καὶ ἀποστρέψω σε ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ ᾗ ἦλθες ἐν αὐτῇ

29 καὶ τοῦτό σοι τὸ σημεῖον φάγῃ τοῦτον τὸν ἐνιαυτὸν αὐτόματα καὶ τῷ ἔτει τῷ δευτέρῳ τὰ ἀνατέλλοντα καὶ ἔτι τρίτῳ σπορὰ καὶ ἄμητος καὶ φυτεία ἀμπελώνων καὶ φάγεσθε τὸν καρπὸν αὐτῶν

30 καὶ προσθήσει τὸ διασεσῳσμένον οἴκου Ιουδα τὸ ὑπολειφθὲν ῥίζαν κάτω καὶ ποιήσει καρπὸν ἄνω

31 ὅτι ἐξ Ιερουσαλημ ἐξελεύσεται κατάλειμμα καὶ ἀνασῳζόμενος ἐξ ὄρους Σιων ὁ ζῆλος κυρίου τῶν δυνάμεων ποιήσει τοῦτο

32 οὐχ οὕτως τάδε λέγει κύριος πρὸς βασιλέα Ἀσσυρίων οὐκ εἰσελεύσεται εἰς τὴν πόλιν ταύτην καὶ οὐ τοξεύσει ἐκεῖ βέλος καὶ οὐ προφθάσει αὐτὴν θυρεός καὶ οὐ μὴ ἐκχέῃ πρὸς αὐτὴν πρόσχωμα

33 τῇ ὁδῷ ᾗ ἦλθεν ἐν αὐτῇ ἀποστραφήσεται καὶ εἰς τὴν πόλιν ταύτην οὐκ εἰσελεύσεται λέγει κύριος

34 καὶ ὑπερασπιῶ ὑπὲρ τῆς πόλεως ταύτης δι᾽ ἐμὲ καὶ διὰ Δαυιδ τὸν δοῦλόν μου

35 καὶ ἐγένετο ἕως νυκτὸς καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἄγγελος κυρίου καὶ ἐπάταξεν ἐν τῇ παρεμβολῇ τῶν Ἀσσυρίων ἑκατὸν ὀγδοήκοντα πέντε χιλιάδας καὶ ὤρθρισαν τὸ πρωί καὶ ἰδοὺ πάντες σώματα νεκρά

36 καὶ ἀπῆρεν καὶ ἐπορεύθη καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν Σενναχηριμ βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων καὶ ᾤκησεν ἐν Νινευη

37 καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτοῦ προσκυνοῦντος ἐν οἴκῳ Νεσεραχ θεοῦ αὐτοῦ καὶ Αδραμελεχ καὶ Σαρασαρ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπάταξαν αὐτὸν ἐν μαχαίρᾳ καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐσώθησαν εἰς γῆν Αραρατ 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 וְשֶׁבְנָ֣א הַסֹּפֵ֗ר וְאֵת֙ זִקְנֵ֣י הַכֹּֽהֲנִ֔ים מִתְכַּסִּ֖ים בַּשַּׂקִּ֑ים אֶל־יְשַֽׁעְיָ֥הוּ הַנָּבִ֖יא בֶּן־אָמֽוֹץ׃

‎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׀ כָּל־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־יְשַֽׁעַיָֽהוּ׃

‎6 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לָהֶם֙ יְשַֽׁעְיָ֔הוּ כֹּ֥ה תֹאמְר֖וּן אֶל־אֲדֹֽנֵיכֶ֑ם כֹּ֣ה׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אַל־תִּירָא֙ מִפְּנֵ֤י הַדְּבָרִים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁמַ֗עְתָּ אֲשֶׁ֧ר גִּדְּפ֛וּ נַעֲרֵ֥י מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֖וּר אֹתִֽי׃

‎7 ‏הִנְנִ֨י נֹתֵ֥ן בּוֹ֙ ר֔וּחַ וְשָׁמַ֥ע שְׁמוּעָ֖ה וְשָׁ֣ב לְאַרְצ֑וֹ וְהִפַּלְתִּ֥יו בַּחֶ֖רֶב בְּאַרְצֽוֹ׃

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

‎9 ‏וַיִּשְׁמַ֗ע אֶל־תִּרְהָ֤קָה מֶֽלֶך־כּוּשׁ֙1 לֵאמֹ֔ר הִנֵּ֥ה יָצָ֖א לְהִלָּחֵ֣ם אִתָּ֑ךְ וַיָּ֙שָׁב֙ וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח מַלְאָכִ֔ים אֶל־חִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ לֵאמֹֽר׃

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

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

‎12 ‏הַהִצִּ֨ילוּ אֹתָ֜ם אֱלֹהֵ֤י הַגּוֹיִם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר שִׁחֲת֣וּ אֲבוֹתַ֔י אֶת־גּוֹזָ֖ן וְאֶת־חָרָ֑ן וְרֶ֥צֶף וּבְנֵי־עֶ֖דֶן אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּתְלַאשָּֽׂר׃

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

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

‎15 ‏וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֨ל חִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָה֮ וַיֹּאמַר֒ יְהוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ יֹשֵׁ֣ב הַכְּרֻבִ֔ים אַתָּה־ה֤וּא הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙ לְבַדְּךָ֔ לְכֹ֖ל מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאָ֑רֶץ אַתָּ֣ה עָשִׂ֔יתָ אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

‎16 ‏הַטֵּ֨ה יְהוָ֤ה׀ אָזְנְךָ֙ וּֽשֲׁמָ֔ע פְּקַ֧ח יְהוָ֛ה עֵינֶ֖יךָ וּרְאֵ֑ה וּשְׁמַ֗ע אֵ֚ת דִּבְרֵ֣י סַנְחֵרִ֔יב אֲשֶׁ֣ר שְׁלָח֔וֹ לְחָרֵ֖ף אֱלֹהִ֥ים חָֽי׃

‎17 ‏אָמְנָ֖ם יְהוָ֑ה הֶחֱרִ֜יבוּ מַלְכֵ֥י אַשּׁ֛וּר אֶת־הַגּוֹיִ֖ם וְאֶת־אַרְצָֽם׃

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

‎19 ‏וְעַתָּה֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ הוֹשִׁיעֵ֥נוּ נָ֖א מִיָּד֑וֹ וְיֵֽדְעוּ֙ כָּל־מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאָ֔רֶץ כִּ֥י אַתָּ֛ה יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהִ֖ים לְבַדֶּֽךָ׃ ס

‎20 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַח֙ יְשַֽׁעְיָ֣הוּ בֶן־אָמ֔וֹץ אֶל־חִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ לֵאמֹ֑ר כֹּֽה־אָמַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֲשֶׁ֨ר הִתְפַּלַּ֧לְתָּ אֵלַ֛י אֶל־סַנְחֵרִ֥ב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֖וּר שָׁמָֽעְתִּי׃

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

‎22 ‏אֶת־מִ֤י חֵרַ֙פְתָּ֙ וְגִדַּ֔פְתָּ וְעַל־מִ֖י הֲרִימ֣וֹתָ קּ֑וֹל וַתִּשָּׂ֥א מָר֛וֹם עֵינֶ֖יךָ עַל־קְד֥וֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎23 ‏בְּיַ֣ד מַלְאָכֶיךָ֮ חֵרַ֣פְתָּ׀ אֲדֹנָי֒ וַתֹּ֗אמֶר ברכב בְּרֹ֥ב רִכְבִּ֛י אֲנִ֥י עָלִ֛יתִי מְר֥וֹם הָרִ֖ים יַרְכְּתֵ֣י לְבָנ֑וֹן וְאֶכְרֹ֞ת קוֹמַ֤ת אֲרָזָיו֙ מִבְח֣וֹר בְּרֹשָׁ֔יו וְאָב֙וֹאָה֙ מְל֣וֹן קִצֹּ֔הq יַ֖עַר כַּרְמִלּֽוֹ׃

‎24 ‏אֲנִ֣י קַ֔רְתִּי וְשָׁתִ֖יתִי מַ֣יִם זָרִ֑ים וְאַחְרִב֙ בְּכַף־פְּעָמַ֔י כֹּ֖ל יְאֹרֵ֥י מָצֽוֹר׃

‎25 ‏הֲלֹֽא־שָׁמַ֤עְתָּ לְמֵֽרָחוֹק֙ אֹתָ֣הּ עָשִׂ֔יתִי לְמִ֥ימֵי קֶ֖דֶם וִֽיצַרְתִּ֑יהָ עַתָּ֣ה הֲבֵיאתִ֗יהָ וּתְהִ֗י לַהְשׁ֛וֹת גַּלִּ֥ים נִצִּ֖ים עָרִ֥ים בְּצֻרֽוֹת׃

‎26 ‏וְיֹֽשְׁבֵיהֶן֙ קִצְרֵי־יָ֔ד חַ֖תּוּ וַיֵּבֹ֑שׁוּ הָי֞וּ עֵ֤שֶׂב שָׂדֶה֙ וִ֣ירַק דֶּ֔שֶׁא חֲצִ֣יר גַּגּ֔וֹת וּשְׁדֵפָ֖ה לִפְנֵ֥י קָמָֽה׃

‎27 ‏וְשִׁבְתְּךָ֛ וְצֵאתְךָ֥ וּבֹאֲךָ֖ יָדָ֑עְתִּי וְאֵ֖ת הִֽתְרַגֶּזְךָ֥ אֵלָֽי׃

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

‎29 ‏וְזֶה־לְּךָ֣ הָא֔וֹת אָכ֤וֹל הַשָּׁנָה֙ סָפִ֔יחַ וּבַשָּׁנָ֥ה הַשֵּׁנִ֖ית סָחִ֑ישׁ וּבַשָּׁנָ֣ה הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֗ית זִרְע֧וּ וְקִצְר֛וּ3 וְנִטְע֥וּ כְרָמִ֖ים וְאִכְל֥וּ פִרְיָֽם׃

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

‎31 ‏כִּ֤י מִירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ תֵּצֵ֣א שְׁאֵרִ֔ית וּפְלֵיטָ֖ה מֵהַ֣ר צִיּ֑וֹן קִנְאַ֛ת יְהוָ֥ה צְבָ֖אוֹתa תַּֽעֲשֶׂה־זֹּֽאת׃ ס

‎32 ‏לָכֵ֗ן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר לֹ֤א יָבֹא֙ אֶל־הָעִ֣יר הַזֹּ֔את וְלֹֽא־יוֹרֶ֥ה שָׁ֖ם חֵ֑ץ וְלֹֽא־יְקַדְּמֶ֣נָּה מָגֵ֔ן וְלֹֽא־יִשְׁפֹּ֥ךְ עָלֶ֖יהָ סֹלְלָֽה׃

‎33 ‏בַּדֶּ֥רֶךְ אֲשֶׁר־יָבֹ֖א בָּ֣הּ יָשׁ֑וּב וְאֶל־הָעִ֥יר הַזֹּ֛את לֹ֥א יָבֹ֖א נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎34 ‏וְגַנּוֹתִ֛י אֶל־הָעִ֥יר הַזֹּ֖את לְהֽוֹשִׁיעָ֑הּ לְמַֽעֲנִ֔י וּלְמַ֖עַן דָּוִ֥ד עַבְדִּֽי׃

‎35 ‏וַיְהִי֮ בַּלַּ֣יְלָה הַהוּא֒ וַיֵּצֵ֣א׀ מַלְאַ֣ךְ יְהוָ֗ה וַיַּךְ֙ בְּמַחֲנֵ֣ה אַשּׁ֔וּר מֵאָ֛ה שְׁמוֹנִ֥ים וַחֲמִשָּׁ֖ה אָ֑לֶף וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ בַבֹּ֔קֶר וְהִנֵּ֥ה כֻלָּ֖ם פְּגָרִ֥ים מֵתִֽים׃

‎36 ‏וַיִּסַּ֣ע וַיֵּ֔לֶךְ וַיָּ֖שָׁב סַנְחֵרִ֣יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֑וּר וַיֵּ֖שֶׁב בְּנִֽינְוֵֽה׃

‎37 ‏וַיְהִי֩ ה֨וּא מִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֶ֜ה בֵּ֣ית׀ נִסְרֹ֣ךְ אֱלֹהָ֗יו וְֽאַדְרַמֶּ֨לֶךְ וְשַׂרְאֶ֤צֶר בָּנָיו֙a הִכֻּ֣הוּ בַחֶ֔רֶב וְהֵ֥מָּה נִמְלְט֖וּ אֶ֣רֶץ אֲרָרָ֑ט וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ אֵֽסַר־חַדֹּ֥ן בְּנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ פ


1 Quæ cum audisset Ezechias rex, scidit vestimenta sua, et opertus est sacco, ingressusque est domum Domini.

2 Et misit Eliacim præpositum domus, et Sobnam scribam, et senes de sacerdotibus, opertos saccis, ad Isaiam prophetam filium Amos.

3 Qui dixerunt: Hæc dicit Ezechias: Dies tribulationis, et increpationis, et blasphemiæ dies iste: venerunt filii usque ad partum, et vires non habet parturiens.

4 Si forte audiat Dominus Deus tuus universa verba Rabsacis, quem misit rex Assyriorum dominus suus ut exprobraret Deum viventem et argueret verbis, quæ audivit Dominus Deus tuus: et fac orationem pro reliquiis quæ repertæ sunt.

5 Venerunt ergo servi regis Ezechiæ ad Isaiam.

6 Dixitque eis Isaias: Hæc dicetis domino vestro: Hæc dicit Dominus: Noli timere a facie sermonum quos audisti, quibus blasphemaverunt pueri regis Assyriorum me.

7 Ecce ego immittam ei spiritum, et audiet nuntium, et revertetur in terram suam, et dejiciam eum gladio in terra sua.

8 Reversus est ergo Rabsaces, et invenit regem Assyriorum expugnantem Lobnam: audierat enim quod recessisset de Lachis.

9 Cumque audisset de Tharaca rege Æthiopiæ, dicentes: Ecce egressus est ut pugnet adversum te: et iret contra eum, misit nuntios ad Ezechiam, dicens:

10 Hæc dicite Ezechiæ regi Juda: Non te seducat Deus tuus in quo habes fiduciam, neque dicas: Non tradetur Jerusalem in manus regis Assyriorum.

11 Tu enim ipse audisti quæ fecerunt reges Assyriorum universis terris, quomodo vastaverunt eas: num ergo solus poteris liberari?

12 Numquid liberaverunt dii gentium singulos quos vastaverunt patres mei, Gozan videlicet, et Haran, et Reseph, et filios Eden qui erant in Thelassar?

13 ubi est rex Emath, et rex Arphad, et rex civitatis Sepharvaim, Ana, et Ava?

14 Itaque cum accepisset Ezechias litteras de manu nuntiorum, et legisset eas, ascendit in domum Domini, et expandit eas coram Domino,

15 et oravit in conspectu ejus, dicens: Domine Deus Israël, qui sedes super cherubim, tu es Deus solus regum omnium terræ: tu fecisti cælum et terram.

16 Inclina aurem tuam, et audi: aperi, Domine, oculos tuos, et vide: audi omnia verba Sennacherib, qui misit ut exprobraret nobis Deum viventem.

17 Vere, Domine, dissipaverunt reges Assyriorum gentes, et terras omnium.

18 Et miserunt deos eorum in ignem: non enim erant dii, sed opera manuum hominum, ex ligno et lapide: et perdiderunt eos.

19 Nunc igitur Domine Deus noster, salvos nos fac de manu ejus, ut sciant omnia regna terræ quia tu es Dominus Deus solus.

20 Misit autem Isaias filius Amos ad Ezechiam, dicens: Hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël: Quæ deprecatus es me super Sennacherib rege Assyriorum, audivi.

21 Iste est sermo, quem locutus est Dominus de eo: [Sprevit te, et subsannavit te, virgo filia Sion:
post tergum tuum caput movit, filia Jerusalem.

22 Cui exprobrasti, et quem blasphemasti?
contra quem exaltasti vocem tuam, et elevasti in excelsum oculos tuos?
Contra Sanctum Israël.

23 Per manum servorum tuorum exprobrasti Domino, et dixisti:
In multitudine curruum meorum ascendi excelsa montium in summitate Libani,
et succidi sublimes cedros ejus, et electas abietes illius.
Et ingressus sum usque ad terminos ejus,
et saltum Carmeli ejus

24 ego succidi.
Et bibi aquas alienas, et siccavi vestigiis pedum meorum omnes aquas clausas.

25 Numquid non audisti quid ab initio fecerim?
ex diebus antiquis plasmavi illud, et nunc adduxi:
eruntque in ruinam collium pugnantium civitates munitæ.

26 Et qui sedent in eis, humiles manu, contremuerunt et confusi sunt:
facti sunt velut fœnum agri, et virens herba tectorum,
quæ arefacta est antequam veniret ad maturitatem.

27 Habitaculum tuum, et egressum tuum, et introitum tuum, et viam tuam ego præscivi,
et furorem tuum contra me.

28 Insanisti in me, et superbia tua ascendit in aures meas:
ponam itaque circulum in naribus tuis, et camum in labiis tuis,
et reducam te in viam per quam venisti.

29 Tibi autem, Ezechia, hoc erit signum:
comede hoc anno quæ repereris:
in secundo autem anno, quæ sponte nascuntur:
porro in tertio anno seminate et metite:
plantate vineas, et comedite fructum earum.

30 Et quodcumque reliquum fuerit de domo Juda, mittet radicem deorsum,
et faciet fructum sursum.

31 De Jerusalem quippe egredientur reliquiæ,
et quod salvetur de monte Sion:
zelus Domini exercituum faciet hoc.

32 Quam ob rem hæc dicit Dominus de rege Assyriorum:
Non ingredietur urbem hanc, nec mittet in eam sagittam,
nec occupabit eam clypeus, nec circumdabit eam munitio.

33 Per viam qua venit, revertetur:
et civitatem hanc non ingredietur, dicit Dominus.

34 Protegamque urbem hanc, et salvabo eam propter me,
et propter David servum meum.]

35 Factum est igitur in nocte illa, venit angelus Domini, et percussit in castris Assyriorum centum octoginta quinque millia. Cumque diluculo surrexisset, vidit omnia corpora mortuorum: et recedens abiit,

36 et reversus est Sennacherib rex Assyriorum, et mansit in Ninive.

37 Cumque adoraret in templo Nesroch deum suum, Adramelech et Sarasar filii ejus percusserunt eum gladio, fugeruntque in terram Armeniorum: et regnavit Asarhaddon filius ejus pro eo.

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