Hezekiah

Hezekiah

 
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  • "Don't listen to Hezekiah! These are the terms the king of Assyria is offering: Make peace with me--open the gates and come out. Then I will allow each of you to continue eating from your own garden and drinking from your own well. - 2 Kings 18:31


  • Then I will arrange to take you to another land like this one--a country with bountiful harvests of grain and wine, bread and vineyards, olive trees and honey--a land of plenty. Choose life instead of death! "Don't listen to Hezekiah when he tries to mislead you by saying, `The LORD will rescue us!' - 2 Kings 18:32


  • But the people were silent and did not answer because Hezekiah had told them not to speak. - 2 Kings 18:36


  • Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, the palace administrator, Shebna the court secretary, and Joah son of Asaph, the royal historian, went back to Hezekiah. They tore their clothes in despair, and they went in to see the king and told him what the Assyrian representative had said. - 2 Kings 18:37


  • When King Hezekiah heard their report, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the Temple of the LORD to pray. - 2 Kings 19:1


  • They told him, "This is what King Hezekiah says: This is a day of trouble, insult, and disgrace. It is like when a child is ready to be born, but the mother has no strength to deliver it. - 2 Kings 19:3


  • After King Hezekiah's officials delivered the king's message to Isaiah, - 2 Kings 19:5


  • Soon afterward King Sennacherib received word that King Tirhakah of Ethiopia* was leading an army to fight against him. Before leaving to meet the attack, he sent this message back to Hezekiah in Jerusalem:1 - 2 Kings 19:9


  • "This message is for King Hezekiah of Judah. Don't let this God you trust deceive you with promises that Jerusalem will not be captured by the king of Assyria. - 2 Kings 19:10


  • After Hezekiah received the letter and read it, he went up to the LORD's Temple and spread it out before the LORD. - 2 Kings 19:14


  • And Hezekiah prayed this prayer before the LORD: "O LORD, God of Israel, you are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth. - 2 Kings 19:15


  • Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent this message to Hezekiah: "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I have heard your prayer about King Sennacherib of Assyria. - 2 Kings 19:20


  • Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Here is the proof that the LORD will protect this city from Assyria's king. This year you will eat only what grows up by itself, and next year you will eat what springs up from that. But in the third year you will plant crops and harvest them; you will tend vineyards and eat their fruit. - 2 Kings 19:29


  • About that time Hezekiah became deathly ill, and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to visit him. He gave the king this message: "This is what the LORD says: Set your affairs in order, for you are going to die. You will not recover from this illness." - 2 Kings 20:1


  • When Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, - 2 Kings 20:2


  • "Go back to Hezekiah, the leader of my people. Tell him, `This is what the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you, and three days from now you will get out of bed and go to the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Kings 20:5


  • Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah's servants, "Make an ointment from figs and spread it over the boil." They did this, and Hezekiah recovered! - 2 Kings 20:7
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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