1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Hezekiah mourning sendeth to Isaiah to pray for them. 6 Isaiah comforteth them. 8 Sennacherib, going to encounter Tirhakah, sendeth a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah. 14 Hezekiah's prayer. 21 Isaiah's prophecy of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, and the good of Zion. 36 An angel slayeth the Assyrians. 37 Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons.
37:2 and sent Eliakim who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth,unto Isaiah the prophet, Son of Amoz;
37:3 and they said unto him, Thus, saith Hezekiah, A day of distress and rebuke and reviling, is this day,For children are come to the birth, and, strength, is there none, to bring forth.
37:4 It may be, that Yahweh thy God will hear, the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria, his lord, hath sent, to reproach a Living God, and will rebuke the words, which Yahweh thy God hath heard,Wherefore lift thou up a prayer, for the remnant that remaineth.
37:5 So the servants of King Hezekiah came unto Isaiah.
37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus, shall ye, surely say, unto your lord,Thus, saith YahwehBe not thou afraid because of the words which thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled, Me.
37:7 Behold me! about to let go against him, a blast of alarm, and, when he heareth the report, then will he return to his own country,and I will cause him to fall by the sword, in his own land.
37:8 ¶ So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria, warring against Libnah,for he had heard, that he had broken up from Lachish.
37:9 And he heard it reported concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, saying, He hath come forth to fight with thee,so, when he heard it, he sent messengers unto Hezekiah, saying:
37:10 Thus, shall ye surely speak unto Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom, thou, art trusting, beguile, thee, saying,Jerusalem, shall not be given over, into the hand of the king of Assyria.
37:11 Lo! thou thyself, hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done, to all the lands, in devoting them to destruction,and shalt, thou, be delivered?
37:12 Did the gods of the nations, deliver them, whom my fathers destroyed,Gozan, and Haran,and Rezeph, and the sons of Eden, who were in Telassar?
37:13 Where, are the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim,of Hena, and Ivvah?
37:19 and have put their gods in the fire,for, no-gods, were they, but the work of the hands of men-wood, and stone, and so they destroyed them.
37:23 Whom, hast thou reproached, and insulted? And, against whom, hast thou lifted high thy voice? Yea thou hast proudly raised thine eyes, against the Holy One of Israel.
37:24 Through thy servants, thou hast reproached My Lord, and hast said,With my multitude of chariots, have I, ascended, The height of the mountains, The recesses of Lebanon, That I may cut down, Its tallest cedars, Its choicest firs, That I may enter, Its highest summit, Its thick garden forest:
37:25 I, have digged, and drunk waters,That I may dry up, with the soles of my feet, all the Nile-streams of Egypt.
37:26 Hast thou not heardThat, long ago, that, is what I appointed, And, from days of old, devised? Now, have I brought it to pass, That thou mightest serve to lay waste, in desolate ruins, fortified cities;
37:27 And, their inhabitants, being powerless, were overthrown, and put to shameThey becameGrass of the field, and, Young herbage, Grass on housetops, and, Seed parched before it came up.
37:28 Howbeit, thine abode, and thy coming out and thy going in, I know,and thy raging, against me.
37:29 Because, thy raging against me, and thy contempt, have come up into mine ears, Therefore will I put, My ring in thy nose, and, My bit in thy lips, And will turn thee back, by the way by which thou camest.
37:30 And, this, unto thee, is the sign, Eating, this year, the growth of scattered seeds, And, in the second year, that which shooteth up of itself,Then, in the third year, Sow yeand reap, and, Plant ye vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
37:31 Then shall the escaped of the house of Judah that remain, again, Take root downward,And bear fruit upward.
37:35 Thus will I throw a covering over this city, to save it,For mine own sake, And for the sake of David my servant.
37:37 So Sennacherib the king of Assyria, brake up, and went his way, and returned,and remained in Nineveh.
37:38 And it came to pass, as he, was bowing down in the house of Nisroch his god, that, Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons, smote him with the sword, howbeit, they, escaped into the land of Ararat,and, Esarhaddon his son, reigned, in his stead.