It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabsha'keh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
And Hezeki'ah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubim, Ex. 25.22 thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
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 corn blasted before it be grown up.
¶ And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
¶ And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adram'melech and Share'zer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhad'don his son reigned in his stead.