The Book ofIsaiahChapter 36
Isaiah – Chapter 36:1-2
1Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah,thatSennacherib king of Assyria came up against all thedefencedcities of Judah, and took them.2And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller’s field.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:3-4
3Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah’s son, which was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, andJoah, Asaph’s son, the recorder.4And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thussaiththe great king, the king of Assyria, What confidenceisthis wherein thoutrustest?
Isaiah – Chapter 36:5-6
5I say,sayestthou, (butthey are butvain words)I havecounsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thourebellestagainst me?6Lo, thoutrustestin the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: soisPharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:7
7But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God:is itnot he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?
Isaiah – Chapter 36:8
8Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:9-10
9How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?10And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:11
11Then said Eliakim and Shebna andJoahunto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understandit: and speak not to us in the Jews’ language, in the ears of the people thatareon the wall.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:12
12But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words?hath henotsent meto the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
Isaiah – Chapter 36:13-14
13Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.14Thussaiththe king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:15
15Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
Isaiah – Chapter 36:16
16Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thussaiththe king of Assyria, Makean agreementwith mebya present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;
Isaiah – Chapter 36:17-18
17Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.18Bewarelest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
Isaiah – Chapter 36:19-20
19Wherearethe gods ofHamathandArphad? wherearethe gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?20Whoare theyamong all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
Isaiah –Chapter 36:21-22
21But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment was, saying, Answer him not.22Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, thatwasover the household, and Shebna the scribe, andJoah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah withtheirclothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
Isaiah – Chapter 36
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