Assyria

Assyria

 
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  • One day while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with their swords. They then escaped to the land of Ararat, and another son, Esarhaddon, became the next king of Assyria. - 2 Kings 19:37


  • I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will do this to defend my honor and for the sake of my servant David.' " - 2 Kings 20:6


  • While Josiah was king, Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, went to the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out with his army to fight him, but King Neco killed him when they met at Megiddo. - 2 Kings 23:29


  • and Beerah. Beerah was the leader of the Reubenites when they were taken into captivity by King Tiglath-pileser* of Assyria.3 - 1 Chronicles 5:6


  • So the God of Israel caused King Pul of Assyria (also known as Tiglath-pileser) to invade the land and lead away the people of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh as captives. The Assyrians exiled them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the Gozan River, where they remain to this day. - 1 Chronicles 5:26


  • About that time King Ahaz of Judah asked the king of Assyria for help against his enemies. - 2 Chronicles 28:16


  • So when King Tiglath-pileser* of Assyria arrived, he oppressed King Ahaz instead of helping him.5 - 2 Chronicles 28:20


  • Ahaz took valuable items from the LORD's Temple, the royal palace, and from the homes of his officials and gave them to the king of Assyria as tribute. But even this did not help him. - 2 Chronicles 28:21


  • At the king's command, messengers were sent throughout Israel and Judah. They carried letters which said: "O people of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel,* so that he will return to the few of us who have survived the conquest of the Assyrian kings.2 - 2 Chronicles 30:6


  • After Hezekiah had faithfully carried out this work, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified cities, giving orders for his army to break through their walls. - 2 Chronicles 32:1


  • They organized a huge work crew to stop the flow of the springs, cutting off the brook that ran through the fields. For they said, "Why should the kings of Assyria come here and find plenty of water?" - 2 Chronicles 32:4


  • "Be strong and courageous! Don't be afraid of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! - 2 Chronicles 32:7


  • Then King Sennacherib of Assyria, while still besieging the town of Lachish, sent officials to Jerusalem with this message for Hezekiah and all the people in the city: - 2 Chronicles 32:9


  • "This is what King Sennacherib of Assyria says: What are you trusting in that makes you think you can survive my siege of Jerusalem? - 2 Chronicles 32:10


  • Hezekiah has said, `The LORD our God will rescue us from the king of Assyria.' Surely Hezekiah is misleading you, sentencing you to death by famine and thirst! - 2 Chronicles 32:11


  • "Surely you must realize what I and the other kings of Assyria before me have done to all the people of the earth! Were any of the gods of those nations able to rescue their people from my power? - 2 Chronicles 32:13


  • The Assyrian officials who brought the letters shouted this in the Hebrew language to the people gathered on the walls of the city, trying to terrify them so it would be easier to capture the city. - 2 Chronicles 32:18
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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