Hezekiah

Hezekiah

 
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  • When Ahaz died, he was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. Then his son Hezekiah became the next king. - 2 Kings 16:20


  • Hezekiah son of Ahaz began to rule over Judah in the third year of King Hoshea's reign in Israel. - 2 Kings 18:1


  • Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was never another king like him in the land of Judah, either before or after his time. - 2 Kings 18:5


  • So the LORD was with him, and Hezekiah was successful in everything he did. He revolted against the king of Assyria and refused to pay him tribute. - 2 Kings 18:7


  • During the fourth year of Hezekiah's reign, which was the seventh year of King Hoshea's reign in Israel, King Shalmaneser of Assyria attacked Israel and began a siege on the city of Samaria. - 2 Kings 18:9


  • Three years later, during the sixth year of King Hezekiah's reign and the ninth year of King Hoshea's reign in Israel, Samaria fell. - 2 Kings 18:10


  • In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah's reign, King Sennacherib of Assyria came to attack the fortified cities of Judah and conquered them. - 2 Kings 18:13


  • King Hezekiah sent this message to the king of Assyria at Lachish: "I have done wrong. I will pay whatever tribute money you demand if you will only go away." The king of Assyria then demanded a settlement of more than eleven tons of silver and about one ton of gold.*3 - 2 Kings 18:14


  • To gather this amount, King Hezekiah used all the silver stored in the Temple of the LORD and in the palace treasury. - 2 Kings 18:15


  • Hezekiah even stripped the gold from the doors of the LORD's Temple and from the doorposts he had overlaid with gold, and he gave it all to the Assyrian king. - 2 Kings 18:16


  • Nevertheless the king of Assyria sent his commander in chief, his field commander, and his personal representative from Lachish with a huge army to confront King Hezekiah in Jerusalem. The Assyrians stopped beside the aqueduct that feeds water into the upper pool, near the road leading to the field where cloth is bleached. - 2 Kings 18:17


  • They summoned King Hezekiah, but the king sent these officials to meet with them: Eliakim son of Hilkiah, the palace administrator, Shebna the court secretary, and Joah son of Asaph, the royal historian. - 2 Kings 18:18


  • Then the Assyrian king's personal representative sent this message to King Hezekiah: "This is what the great king of Assyria says: What are you trusting in that makes you so confident? - 2 Kings 18:19


  • "But perhaps you will say, `We are trusting in the LORD our God!' But isn't he the one who was insulted by King Hezekiah? Didn't Hezekiah tear down his shrines and altars and make everyone in Judah worship only at the altar here in Jerusalem? - 2 Kings 18:22


  • This is what the king says: Don't let King Hezekiah deceive you. He will never be able to rescue you from my power. - 2 Kings 18:29
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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