Isaiah 36 ©
Sennacherib invadeth Judah. He sendeth Rabshakeh, who insulteth Hezekiah, and in a blasphemous speech soliciteth the people to revolt.
NOW ait came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria bcame up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
And cthe king of Assyria sent Rab-shakeh from dLachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the e*conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the *fuller's field.
¶And Rab-shakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, hThus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What iconfidence is this wherein thou trustest?
But if thou say to me, lWe trust in the LORD our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah mhath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?
¶But Rab-shakeh said, tHath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that uthey may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
cBeware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. dHath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
¶Then came jEliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah kwith their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rab-shakeh.