The Story of Hezekiah

  • The Combined Story of Hezekiah from the Conservative Version
  • I joined these and matched the verses that were the same.
  • 2Ki 18:1            Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
  • 2Ki 18:2 , 2Ch 29:1            Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah the daughter of Zechariah.
  • 2Ki 18:3, 2Ch 29:2            And he did that which was right in the eyes of LORD, according to all that David his father had done.
  • 2Ch 29:3            In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of LORD, and repaired them.
  • 2Ch 29:4            And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the broad place on the east,
  • 2Ch 29:5            and said to them, Hear me, ye Levites. Now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of LORD, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
  • 2Ch 29:6            For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the sight of LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of LORD, and turned their backs.
  • 2Ch 29:7            Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt-offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
  • 2Ch 29:8            Therefore the wrath of LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he has delivered them to be tossed to and fro, to be an astonishment, and a hissing, as ye see with your eyes.
  • 2Ch 29:9            For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.
  • 2Ch 29:10            Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with LORD, the God of Israel, that his fierce anger may turn away from us.
  • 2Ch 29:11            My sons, be not now negligent. For LORD has chosen you to stand before him, to minister to him, and that ye should be his ministers, and burn incense.
  • 2Ch 29:12            Then the Levites arose: Mahath, the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites, and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel, and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah;
  • 2Ch 29:13            and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeuel, and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah,
  • 2Ch 29:14            and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei, and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.
  • 2Ch 29:15            And they gathered their brothers, and sanctified themselves, and went in, according to the commandment of the king by the words of LORD, to cleanse the house of LORD.
  • 2Ch 29:16            And the priests went in to the inner part of the house of LORD to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of LORD into the court of the house of LORD. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad to the brook Kidron.
  • 2Ch 29:17            Now they began on the first [day] of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month they came to the porch of LORD. And they sanctified the house of LORD in eight days, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.
  • 2Ch 29:18            Then they went in to Hezekiah the king within [the palace], and said, We have cleansed all the house of LORD, and the altar of burnt-offering with all the vessels of it, and the table of showbread with all the vessels of it.
  • 2Ch 29:19            Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign cast away when he trespassed, we have prepared and sanctified. And, behold, they are before the altar of LORD.
  • 2Ch 29:20            Then Hezekiah the king arose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of LORD.
  • 2Ch 29:21            And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he-goats, for a sin-offering for the kingdom and for the sanctuary and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of LORD.
  • 2Ch 29:22            So they killed the bullocks. And the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar. And they killed the rams, and sprinkled the blood upon the altar. They also killed the lambs, and sprinkled the blood upon the altar.
  • 2Ch 29:23            And they brought near the he-goats for the sin-offering before the king and the assembly. And they laid their hands upon them,
  • 2Ch 29:24            and the priests killed them. And they made a sin-offering with their blood upon the altar, to make atonement for all Israel. For the king commanded [that] the burnt-offering and the sin-offering [should be made] for all Israel.
  • 2Ch 29:25            And he set the Levites in the house of LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet. For the commandment was of LORD by his prophets.
  • 2Ch 29:26            And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
  • 2Ch 29:27            And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt-offering upon the altar. And when the burnt-offering began, the song of LORD began also, and the trumpets, together with the instruments of David king of Israel.
  • 2Ch 29:28            And all the assembly worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded. All this until the burnt-offering was finished.
  • 2Ch 29:29            And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshipped.
  • 2Ch 29:30            Moreover Hezekiah the king and the rulers commanded the Levites to sing praises to LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.
  • 2Ch 29:31            Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves to LORD. Come near and bring sacrifices and thank-offerings into the house of LORD. And the assembly brought in sacrifices and thank-offerings; and as many as were of a willing heart [brought] burnt-offerings.
  • 2Ch 29:32            And the number of the burnt-offerings which the assembly brought was seventy bullocks, a hundred rams, and two hundred lambs. All these were for a burnt-offering to LORD.
  • 2Ch 29:33            And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
  • 2Ch 29:34            But the priests were too few, so that they could not skin all the burnt-offerings. Therefore their brothers the Levites helped them till the work was ended, and until the priests had sanctified themselves. For the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
  • 2Ch 29:35            And also the burnt-offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace-offerings, and with the drink-offerings for every burnt-offering. So the service of the house of LORD was set in order.
  • 2Ch 29:36            And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people; for the thing was done suddenly.
  • 2Ch 30:1            And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to LORD, the God of Israel.
  • 2Ch 30:2            For the king had taken counsel, and his rulers, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to keep the Passover in the second month.
  • 2Ch 30:3            For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves in sufficient number, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
  • 2Ch 30:4            And the thing was right in the eyes of the king and of all the assembly.
  • 2Ch 30:5            So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the Passover to LORD, the God of Israel, at Jerusalem. For they had not kept it in great numbers in such sort as it is written.
  • 2Ch 30:6            So the posts went with the letters from the king and his rulers throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye sons of Israel, turn again to LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to the remnant of you who escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
  • 2Ch 30:7            And be ye not like your fathers, and like your brothers, who trespassed against LORD, the God of their fathers, so that he gave them up to desolation, as ye see.
  • 2Ch 30:8            Now be ye not stiff-necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, and serve LORD your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you.
  • 2Ch 30:9            For if ye turn again to LORD, your brothers and your sons shall find compassion before those who led them captive, and shall come again into this land. For LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return to him.
  • 2Ch 30:10            So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, even to Zebulun. But they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.
  • 2Ch 30:11            Nevertheless certain men of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
  • 2Ch 30:12            Also the hand of God came upon Judah to give them one heart, to do the commandment of the king and of the rulers by the word of LORD.
  • 2Ch 30:13            And many people assembled at Jerusalem to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great assembly.
  • 2Ch 30:14            And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense they took away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.
  • 2Ch 30:15            Then they killed the Passover on the fourteenth [day] of the second month. And the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought burnt-offerings into the house of LORD.
  • 2Ch 30:16            And they stood in their place after their order, according to the law of Moses the man of God; the priests sprinkled the blood [which they received] from the hand of the Levites.
  • 2Ch 30:17            For there were many in the assembly who had not sanctified themselves. Therefore the Levites had charge of killing the Passovers for everyone who was not clean, to sanctify them to LORD.
  • 2Ch 30:18            For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than it is written. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon everyone
  • 2Ch 30:19            who sets his heart to seek God, LORD, the God of his fathers, though [he be] not according to the purification of the sanctuary.
  • 2Ch 30:20            And LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
  • 2Ch 30:21            And the sons of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness. And the Levites and the priests praised LORD day by day, with loud instruments to LORD.
  • 2Ch 30:22            And Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who had good understanding [in the service] of LORD. So they ate throughout the feast for the seven days, offering sacrifices of peace-offerings, and making confession to LORD, the God of their fathers.
  • 2Ch 30:23            And the whole assembly took counsel to keep another seven days. And they kept [those] seven days with gladness.
  • 2Ch 30:24            For Hezekiah king of Judah gave to the assembly for offerings a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep. And the rulers gave to the assembly a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep. And a great number of priests sanctified themselves.
  • 2Ch 30:25            And all the assembly of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the assembly that came out of Israel, and the sojourners who came out of the land of Israel, and who dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.
  • 2Ch 30:26            So there was great joy in Jerusalem. For since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.
  • 2Ch 30:27            Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people. And their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy habitation, even to heaven.
  • 2Ch 31:1            Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke in pieces the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim, and broke down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, also in Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
  • 2Ch 31:2            And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites after their divisions, every man according to his service, both the priests and the Levites, for burnt-offerings and for peace-offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of LORD.
  • 2Ch 31:3            Also [he appointed] the king’s portion of his substance for the burnt-offerings, [namely], for the morning and evening burnt-offerings, and the burnt-offerings for the Sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of LORD.
  • 2Ch 31:4            Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might give themselves to the law of LORD.
  • 2Ch 31:5            And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the sons of Israel gave in abundance the first-fruits of grain, new wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field. And they brought in the tithe of all things abundantly.
  • 2Ch 31:6            And the sons of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of dedicated things which were consecrated to LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.
  • 2Ch 31:7            In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.
  • 2Ch 31:8            And when Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw the heaps, they blessed LORD, and his people Israel.
  • 2Ch 31:9            Then Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
  • 2Ch 31:10            And Azariah the chief priest, of the house of Zadok, answered him and said, Since they began to bring the oblations into the house of LORD, we have eaten and had enough, and have plenty left. For LORD has blessed his people, and that which is left is this great store.
  • 2Ch 31:11            Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of LORD, and they prepared them.
  • 2Ch 31:12            And they brought in the oblations and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully. And Conaniah the Levite was ruler over them, and Shimei his brother was second.
  • 2Ch 31:13            And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Conaniah and Shimei his brother, by the appointment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.
  • 2Ch 31:14            And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter at the east [gate], was over the freewill-offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of LORD, and the most holy things.
  • 2Ch 31:15            And under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their office of trust, to give to their brothers by divisions, as well to the great as to the small,
  • 2Ch 31:16            besides those who were reckoned by genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, even everyone that entered into the house of LORD, as the duty of every day required, for their service in their offices according to their divisions,
  • 2Ch 31:17            and those who were reckoned by genealogy of the priests by their fathers’ houses, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their offices by their divisions,
  • 2Ch 31:18            and those who were reckoned by genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation. For in their office of trust they sanctified themselves in holiness.
  • 2Ch 31:19            Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, who were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every city, there were men who were mentioned by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all who were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites.
  • 2Ch 31:20            And thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah. And he wrought that which was good and right and faithful before LORD his God.
  • 2Ch 31:21            And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
  • 2Ki 18:4            He removed the high places, and broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah, and he broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made. For to those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it, and he called it Nehushtan.
  • 2Ki 18:5            He trusted in LORD, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor [among those] who were before him.
  • 2Ki 18:6            For he clung to LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept his commandments, which LORD commanded Moses.
  • 2Ki 18:7            And LORD was with him. Wherever he went forth he prospered. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and did not serve him.
  • 2Ki 18:8            He smote the Philistines to Gaza and the borders of it, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.
  • 2Ki 18:9            And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.
  • 2Ki 18:10            And at the end of three years they took it. Samaria was taken in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel.
  • 2Ki 18:11            And the king of Assyria carried Israel away to Assyria, and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,
  • 2Ki 18:12            because they did not obey the voice of LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moses the servant of LORD commanded, and would not hear it, nor do it.
  • Isaiah 36 -39
  • 2Ki 18:13, 2Ch 32:1            After these things, and this faithfulness, in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and encamped against the fortified cities, and took them.
  • 2Ch 32:2            And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib came, and that he intended to fight against Jerusalem,
  • 2Ch 32:3            he took counsel with his rulers and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were outside the city. And they helped him.
  • 2Ch 32:4            So there was gathered together many people. And they stopped all the fountains, and the brook that flowed through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?
  • 2Ch 32:5            And he took courage, and built up all the wall that was broken down, and raised [it] up to the towers, and the other wall outside, and strengthened Millo [in] the city of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance.
  • 2Ch 32:6            And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,
  • 2Ch 32:7            Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid nor dismayed of the king of Assyria, nor of all the multitude that is with him. For there is a greater with us than with him.
  • 2Ch 32:8            With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
  • 2Ki 18:14            And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended. Return from me. That which thou put on me I will bear. And the king of Assyria appointed to Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
  • 2Ki 18:15            And Hezekiah gave [him] all the silver that was found in the house of LORD, and in the treasures of the king’s house.
  • 2Ki 18:16            At that time Hezekiah cut off [the gold from] the doors of the temple of LORD, and [from] the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
  • 2Ki 18:17, 2Ch 32:9            After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants Tartan and Rab-saris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army to Jerusalem – now he was before Lachish, and all his power with him. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they came up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway of the fuller’s field.
  • 2Ki 18:18            And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.
  • 2Ki 18:19, 2Ch 32:10            And Rabshakeh said to them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus says Sennacherib the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this in which thou that ye remain in the siege in Jerusalem?
  • 2Ch 32:11            Does not Hezekiah persuade you, to give you over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, LORD our God will deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
  • 2Ch 32:12            Has not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and upon it ye shall burn incense?
  • 2Ch 32:13            Know ye not what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of the lands? Were the gods of the nations of the lands in any way able to deliver their land out of my hand?
  • 2Ch 32:14            Who was there among all the gods of those nations, which my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of my hand that your God should be able to deliver you out of my hand?
  • 2Ch 32:15            Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you after this manner, neither believe ye him. For no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers. How much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?
  • 2Ch 32:16            And his servants spoke yet more against LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah.
  • 2Ki 18:20            Thou say (but they are but vain words), [There is] counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom do thou trust that thou have rebelled against me?
  • 2Ki 18:21            Now, behold, thou trust upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man leans it will go into his hand, and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust on him.
  • 2Ki 18:22            But if ye say to me, We trust in LORD our God, is that not he whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?
  • 2Ki 18:23            Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges 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.
  • 2Ki 18:24            How then can 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?
  • 2Ki 18:25            Have I now come up without LORD against this place to destroy it? LORD said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
  • 2Ki 18:26            Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language, for we understand it. And do not speak with us in the Jews’ language, in the ears of the people who are on the wall.
  • 2Ki 18:27            But Rabshakeh said to them, Has my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? [Has he] not [sent me] to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own urine with you?
  • 2Ki 18:28, 2Ch 32:18             Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ language to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them, and to trouble them, that they might take the city.
  • , and spoke, saying, Hear ye the word of the great king, the king of Assyria.
  • 2Ki 18:29            Thus says the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand.
  • 2Ki 18:30            Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in LORD, saying, LORD will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
  • 2Ki 18:31            Do not hearken to Hezekiah. For thus says the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me. And eat ye every man of his vine, and every man of his fig tree, and drink ye every man the waters of his own cistern,
  • 2Ki 18:32            until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and of honey, that ye may live, and not die. And do not hearken to Hezekiah when he persuades you, saying, LORD will deliver us.
  • 2Ki 18:33            Have any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
  • 2Ch 32:19            And they spoke of the God of Jerusalem, as of the gods of the peoples of the earth, which are the work of men’s hands.
  • 2Ki 18:34            Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
  • 2Ki 18:35            Who are they among all the gods of the countries that have delivered their country out of my hand, that LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
  • 2Ki 18:36            But the people were silent, and did not answer him a word, for the king’s commandment was, saying, Do not answer him.
  • 2Ki 18:37            Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
  • 2Ki 19:1            And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of LORD.
  • 2Ki 19:2            And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests (covered with sackcloth) to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
  • 2Ki 19:3            And they said to him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy, for the sons have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring forth.
  • 2Ki 19:4            It may be that LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which LORD thy God has heard. Therefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
  • 2Ki 19:5            So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
  • 2Ch 32:20            And Hezekiah the king, and Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, prayed because of this, and cried out to heaven.
  • 2Ki 19:6            And Isaiah said to them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus says LORD, Do not be afraid of the words that thou have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
  • 2Ki 19:7            Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he shall hear news, and shall return to his own land. And I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
  • 2Ki 19:8            So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
  • 2Ki 19:9            And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he comes out to fight against thee, he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,
  • 2Ki 19:10            Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Do not let thy God in whom thou trust deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
  • 2Ki 19:11            Behold, thou have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly. And shall thou be delivered?
  • 2Ki 19:12            Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the sons of Eden that were in Telassar?
  • 2Ki 19:13            Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?
  • 2Ch 32:17            He also wrote letters, to rail on LORD, the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands, which have not delivered their people out of my hand, so shall the God of Hezekiah not deliver his people out of my hand.
  • 2Ki 19:14            And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it. And Hezekiah went up to the house of LORD, and spread it before LORD.
  • 2Ki 19:15            And Hezekiah prayed before LORD, and said, O LORD, the God of Israel, who sits [above] the cherubim, thou are the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou have made heaven and earth.
  • 2Ki 19:16            Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear. Open thine eyes, O LORD, and see. And hear the words of Sennacherib, with which he has sent for him to defy the living God.
  • 2Ki 19:17            Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands,
  • 2Ki 19:18            and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. Therefore they have destroyed them.
  • 2Ki 19:19            Now therefore, O LORD our God, save thou us, I beseech thee, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou LORD are God alone.
  • 2Ki 19:20            Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus says LORD, the God of Israel, Whereas thou have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard.
  • 2Ki 19:21            This is the word that LORD has spoken concerning him: The virgin daughter of Zion has despised thee and laughed thee to scorn. The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at thee.
  • 2Ki 19:22            Whom have thou defied and blasphemed? And against whom have thou exalted thy voice and lifted up thine eyes on high? [Even] against the Holy One of Israel.
  • 2Ki 19:23            By thy messengers thou have defied LORD, and have said, With the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon. And I will cut down the tall cedars of it, and the choice fir trees of it. And I will enter into his farthest lodging-place, the forest of his fruitful field.
  • 2Ki 19:24            I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet I will dry up all the rivers of Egypt.
  • 2Ki 19:25            Have thou not heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? Now I have brought it to pass, that thou should be to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
  • 2Ki 19:26            Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded. They were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as grain blasted before it is grown up.
  • 2Ki 19:27            But I know thy sitting down, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy raging against me.
  • 2Ki 19:28            Because of thy raging against me, and because thine arrogance has come up into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou came.
  • 2Ki 19:29            And this shall be the sign to thee: Ye shall eat this year that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs of the same. And in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of it.
  • 2Ki 19:30            And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
  • 2Ki 19:31            For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of mount Zion those who shall escape. The zeal of LORD shall perform this.
  • 2Ki 19:32            Therefore thus says LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
  • 2Ki 19:33            By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come to this city, says LORD.
  • 2Ki 19:34            For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
  • 2Ki 19:35, 2Ch 32:21            And it came to pass that night, that the agent of LORD went forth who cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred eighty-five thousand. And when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
  • 2Ki 19:36            So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed with shame of face, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
  • 2Ki 19:37            And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer smote him with the sword, and they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.
  • 2Ch 32:22            Thus LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all [others], and guided them on every side.
  • 2Ch 32:23            And many brought gifts to LORD to Jerusalem, and precious things to Hezekiah king of Judah. So that he was exalted in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.
  • 2Ki 20:1, 2Ch 32:24            In those days Hezekiah was sick to death, and he prayed to LORD. And he spoke to him, and gave him a sign. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus says LORD, Set thy house in order, for thou shall die, and not live.
  • 2Ki 20:2            Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to LORD, saying,
  • 2Ki 20:3            Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept greatly.
  • 2Ki 20:4            And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out into the middle part of the city, that the word of LORD came to him, saying,
  • 2Ki 20:5            Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the prince of my people, Thus says LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears. Behold, I will heal thee. On the third day thou shall go up to the house of LORD.
  • 2Ki 20:6            And I will add to thy days fifteen years. And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria. And I will defend this city for my own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
  • 2Ki 20:7            And Isaiah said, Take a cake of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
  • 2Ki 20:8            And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, What shall be the sign that LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of LORD the third day?
  • 2Ki 20:9            And Isaiah said, This shall be the sign to thee from LORD, that LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?
  • 2Ki 20:10            And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. No, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.
  • 2Ki 20:11            And Isaiah the prophet cried to LORD, and he brought the shadow ten steps backward, by which it had gone down on the dial of Ahaz.
  • Is 38:9            The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
  • Is 38:10            I said, In the noontide of my days I shall go into the gates of Sheol. I am deprived of the residue of my years.
  • Is 38:11            I said, I shall not see LORD, [even] LORD in the land of the living. I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
  • Is 38:12            My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me as a shepherd’s tent. I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life. He will cut me off from the loom. From day even to night thou will make an end of me.
  • Is 38:13            I quieted [myself] until morning. As a lion, so he breaks all my bones. From day even to night will thou make an end of me.
  • Is 38:14            Like a swallow [or] a crane, so I chattered. I moaned as a dove. My eyes fail [with looking] upward. O LORD, I am oppressed, be thou my surety.
  • Is 38:15            What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, and himself has done it. I shall go softly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.
  • Is 38:16            O LORD, by these things men live, and wholly therein is the life of my spirit. Therefore recover thou me, and make me to live.
  • Is 38:17            Behold, for peace I had great bitterness. But thou have by love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption. For thou have cast all my sins behind thy back.
  • Is 38:18            For Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee. Those who go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
  • Is 38:19            The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day. The father to the sons shall make known thy truth.
  • Is 38:20            LORD is [ready] to save me. Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of LORD.
  • 2Ch 32:25            But Hezekiah did not render again according to the benefit done to him. For his heart was lifted up. Therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.
  • 2Ki 20:12            At that time Berodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
  • 2Ki 20:13            And Hezekiah hearkened to them, and showed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious oil, and the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not show them.
  • 2Ki 20:14            Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What did these men say, and from where did they come to thee? And Hezekiah said, They have come from a far country, even from Babylon.
  • 2Ki 20:15            And he said, What have they seen in thy house? And Hezekiah answered, They have seen all that is in my house. There is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.
  • 2Ki 20:16            And Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Hear the word of LORD.
  • 2Ki 20:17            Behold, the days come that all that is in thy house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store to this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says LORD.
  • 2Ki 20:18            And of thy sons who shall issue from thee, whom thou shall beget, they shall take away. And they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
  • 2Ki 20:19            Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, The word of LORD which thou have spoken is good. He said moreover, Is it not so, if peace and truth shall be in my days?
  • 2Ch 32:26            Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of LORD did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
  • 2Ch 32:27            And Hezekiah had exceedingly much riches and honor. And he provided for him treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of goodly vessels,
  • 2Ch 32:28            also store-houses for the increase of grain and new wine and oil, and stalls for all manner of beasts, and flocks in folds.
  • 2Ch 32:29            Moreover he provided for him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance. For God had given him very much substance.
  • 2Ch 32:30            This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper spring of the waters of Gihon, and brought them straight down on the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
  • 2Ch 32:31            However in [the business of] the ambassadors of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
  • 2Ki 20:20, 2Ch 32:32            Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and his good deeds,  and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, and in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah and Israel?
  • 2Ki 20:21, 2Ch 32:33            And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the ascent of the sepulchers of the sons of David. And all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death, and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
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