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2 Chronicles 32


1  After310 these428 things,1697 and the establishment571 thereof, Sennacherib5576 king4428 of Assyria804 came,935 and entered935 into Judah,3063 and encamped2583 against5921 the fenced1219 cities,5892 and thought559 to win1234 them for413 himself.

2  And when Hezekiah3169 saw7200 that3588 Sennacherib5576 was come,935 and that he was purposed6440 to fight4421 against5921 Jerusalem,3389

3  He took counsel3289 with5973 his princes8269 and his mighty men1368 to stop5640 853 the waters4325 of the fountains5869 which834 were without4480 2351 the city:5892 and they did help5826 him.

4  So there was gathered6908 much7227 people5971 together, who stopped5640 853 all3605 the fountains,4599 and the brook5158 that ran7857 through the midst8432 of the land,776 saying,559 Why4100 should the kings4428 of Assyria804 come,935 and find4672 much7227 water?4325

5  Also he strengthened himself,2388 and built up1129 853 all3605 the wall2346 that was broken,6555 and raised it up5927 to5921 the towers,4026 and another312 wall2346 without,2351 and repaired2388 853 Millo4407 in the city5892 of David,1732 and made6213 darts7973 and shields4043 in abundance.7230

6  And he set5414 captains8269 of war4421 over5921 the people,5971 and gathered them together6908 to413 him in413 the street7339 of the gate8179 of the city,5892 and spoke1696 comfortably5921 3824 to them, saying,559

7  Be strong2388 and courageous,553 be not afraid3372 408 nor408 dismayed2865 for4480 6440 the king4428 of Assyria,804 nor for4480 6440 all3605 the multitude1995 that834 is with5973 him: for3588 there be more7227 with5973 us than with4480 5973 him:

8  With5973 him is an arm2220 of flesh;1320 but with5973 us is the LORD3068 our God430 to help5826 us, and to fight3898 our battles.4421 And the people5971 rested themselves5564 upon5921 the words1697 of Hezekiah3169 king4428 of Judah.3063

9  After310 this2088 did Sennacherib5576 king4428 of Assyria804 send7971 his servants5650 to Jerusalem,3389 (but he1931 himself laid siege against5921 Lachish,3923 and all3605 his power4475 with5973 him,) unto5921 Hezekiah3169 king4428 of Judah,3063 and unto5921 all3605 Judah3063 that834 were at Jerusalem,3389 saying,559

10  Thus3541 saith559 Sennacherib5576 king4428 of Assyria,804 Whereon5921 4100 do ye859 trust,982 that ye abide3427 in the siege4692 in Jerusalem?3389

11  Doth not3808 Hezekiah3169 persuade5496 you to give over5414 yourselves to die4191 by famine7458 and by thirst,6772 saying,559 The LORD3068 our God430 shall deliver5337 us out of the hand4480 3709 of the king4428 of Assyria?804

12  Hath not3808 the same1931 Hezekiah3169 taken away5493 853 his high places1116 and his altars,4196 and commanded559 Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 saying,559 Ye shall worship7812 before6440 one259 altar,4196 and burn incense6999 upon5921 it?

13  Know3045 ye not3808 what4100 I589 and my fathers1 have done6213 unto all3605 the people5971 of other lands?776 were the gods430 of the nations1471 of those lands776 any ways able3201 3201 to deliver5337 853 their lands776 out of mine hand?4480 3027

14  Who4310 was there among all3605 the gods430 of those428 nations1471 that834 my fathers1 utterly destroyed,2763 that834 could3201 deliver5337 853 his people5971 out of mine hand,4480 3027 that3588 your God430 should be able3201 to deliver5337 you out of mine hand?4480 3027

15  Now6258 therefore let not408 Hezekiah2396 deceive5377 you, nor408 persuade5496 you on this manner,2063 neither408 yet believe539 him: for3588 no3808 3605 god433 of any3605 nation1471 or kingdom4467 was able3201 to deliver5337 his people5971 out of mine hand,4480 3027 and out of the hand4480 3027 of my fathers:1 how much less637 3588 shall your God430 deliver5337 you out of mine hand?4480 3027

16  And his servants5650 spoke1696 yet5750 more against5921 the LORD3068 God,430 and against5921 his servant5650 Hezekiah.3169

17  He wrote3789 also letters5612 to rail2778 on the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 and to speak559 against5921 him, saying,559 As the gods430 of the nations1471 of other lands776 have not3808 delivered5337 their people5971 out of mine hand,4480 3027 so3651 shall not3808 the God430 of Hezekiah3169 deliver5337 his people5971 out of mine hand.4480 3027

18  Then they cried7121 with a loud1419 voice6963 in the Jews' speech3066 unto5921 the people5971 of Jerusalem3389 that834 were on5921 the wall,2346 to frighten3372 them, and to trouble926 them; that4616 they might take3920 853 the city.5892

19  And they spoke1696 against413 the God430 of Jerusalem,3389 as against5921 the gods430 of the people5971 of the earth,776 which were the work4639 of the hands3027 of man.120

20  And for5921 this2063 cause Hezekiah3169 the king,4428 and the prophet5030 Isaiah3470 the son1121 of Amoz,531 prayed6419 and cried2199 to heaven.8064

21  And the LORD3068 sent7971 an angel,4397 which cut off3582 all3605 the mighty men1368 of valor,2428 and the leaders5057 and captains8269 in the camp4264 of the king4428 of Assyria.804 So he returned7725 with shame1322 of face6440 to his own land.776 And when he was come into935 the house1004 of his god,430 they that came forth4480 3329 of his own bowels4578 slew5307 him there8033 with the sword.2719

22  Thus the LORD3068 saved3467 853 Hezekiah3169 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 from the hand4480 3027 of Sennacherib5576 the king4428 of Assyria,804 and from the hand4480 3027 of all3605 other, and guided5095 them on every side.4480 5439

23  And many7227 brought935 gifts4503 unto the LORD3068 to Jerusalem,3389 and presents4030 to Hezekiah3169 king4428 of Judah:3063 so that he was magnified5375 in the sight5869 of all3605 nations1471 from thenceforth.4480 310 3651

24  In those1992 days3117 Hezekiah3169 was sick2470 to5704 the death,4191 and prayed6419 unto413 the LORD:3068 and he spoke559 unto him, and he gave5414 him a sign.4159

25  But Hezekiah3169 rendered not again7725 3808 according to the benefit1576 done unto5921 him; for3588 his heart3820 was lifted up:1361 therefore there was1961 wrath7110 upon5921 him, and upon5921 Judah3063 and Jerusalem.3389

26  Notwithstanding Hezekiah3169 humbled himself3665 for the pride1363 of his heart,3820 both he1931 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem,3389 so that the wrath7110 of the LORD3068 came935 not3808 upon5921 them in the days3117 of Hezekiah.3169

27  And Hezekiah3169 had1961 exceeding3966 much7235 riches6239 and honor:3519 and he made6213 himself treasuries214 for silver,3701 and for gold,2091 and for precious3368 stones,68 and for spices,1314 and for shields,4043 and for all manner3605 of pleasant2532 jewels;3627

28  Storehouses4543 also for the increase8393 of corn,1715 and wine,8492 and oil;3323 and stalls723 for all manner3605 of beasts,929 929 and cotes220 for flocks.5739

29  Moreover he provided6213 him cities,5892 and possessions4735 of flocks6629 and herds1241 in abundance:7230 for3588 God430 had given5414 him substance7399 very3966 much.7227

30  This same1931 Hezekiah3169 also stopped5640 853 the upper5945 watercourse4161 4325 of Gihon,1521 and brought it straight3474 down4295 to the west side4628 of the city5892 of David.1732 And Hezekiah3169 prospered6743 in all3605 his works.4639

31  Howbeit3651 in the business of the ambassadors3887 of the princes8269 of Babylon,894 who sent7971 unto5921 him to inquire of1875 the wonder4159 that834 was1961 done in the land,776 God430 left5800 him, to try5254 him, that he might know3045 all3605 that was in his heart.3824

32  Now the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Hezekiah,3169 and his goodness,2617 behold,2009 they are written3789 in the vision2377 of Isaiah3470 the prophet,5030 the son1121 of Amoz,531 and in5921 the book5612 of the kings4428 of Judah3063 and Israel.3478

33  And Hezekiah3169 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and they buried6912 him in the chiefest4608 of the sepulchers6913 of the sons1121 of David:1732 and all3605 Judah3063 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 did6213 him honor3519 at his death.4194 And Manasseh4519 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478


1 καὶ μετὰ τοὺς λόγους τούτους καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειαν ταύτην ἦλθεν Σενναχηριμ βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων καὶ ἦλθεν ἐπὶ Ιουδαν καὶ παρενέβαλεν ἐπὶ τὰς πόλεις τὰς τειχήρεις καὶ εἶπεν προκαταλαβέσθαι αὐτάς

2 καὶ εἶδεν Εζεκιας ὅτι ἥκει Σενναχηριμ καὶ τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ τοῦ πολεμῆσαι ἐπὶ Ιερουσαλημ

3 καὶ ἐβουλεύσατο μετὰ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ τῶν δυνατῶν ἐμφράξαι τὰ ὕδατα τῶν πηγῶν ἃ ἦν ἔξω τῆς πόλεως καὶ συνεπίσχυσαν αὐτῷ

4 καὶ συνήγαγεν λαὸν πολὺν καὶ ἐνέφραξεν τὰ ὕδατα τῶν πηγῶν καὶ τὸν ποταμὸν τὸν διορίζοντα διὰ τῆς πόλεως λέγων μὴ ἔλθῃ βασιλεὺς Ασσουρ καὶ εὕρῃ ὕδωρ πολὺ καὶ κατισχύσῃ

5 καὶ κατίσχυσεν Εζεκιας καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν πᾶν τὸ τεῖχος τὸ κατεσκαμμένον καὶ πύργους καὶ ἔξω προτείχισμα ἄλλο καὶ κατίσχυσεν τὸ ἀνάλημμα πόλεως Δαυιδ καὶ κατεσκεύασεν ὅπλα πολλά

6 καὶ ἔθετο ἄρχοντας τοῦ πολέμου ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν καὶ συνήχθησαν πρὸς αὐτὸν εἰς τὴν πλατεῖαν τῆς πύλης τῆς φάραγγος καὶ ἐλάλησεν ἐπὶ καρδίαν αὐτῶν λέγων

7 ἰσχύσατε καὶ ἀνδρίζεσθε μὴ πτοηθῆτε ἀπὸ προσώπου βασιλέως Ασσουρ καὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου παντὸς τοῦ ἔθνους τοῦ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ὅτι μεθ᾽ ἡμῶν πλείονες ἢ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ

8 μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ βραχίονες σάρκινοι μεθ᾽ ἡμῶν δὲ κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν τοῦ σῴζειν καὶ τοῦ πολεμεῖν τὸν πόλεμον ἡμῶν καὶ κατεθάρσησεν ὁ λαὸς ἐπὶ τοῖς λόγοις Εζεκιου βασιλέως Ιουδα

9 καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἀπέστειλεν Σενναχηριμ βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ Ιερουσαλημ καὶ αὐτὸς ἐπὶ Λαχις καὶ πᾶσα ἡ στρατιὰ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπέστειλεν πρὸς Εζεκιαν βασιλέα Ιουδα καὶ πρὸς πάντα Ιουδαν τὸν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ λέγων

10 οὕτως λέγει Σενναχηριμ ὁ βασιλεὺς Ἀσσυρίων ἐπὶ τίνι ὑμεῖς πεποίθατε καὶ κάθησθε ἐν τῇ περιοχῇ ἐν Ιερουσαλημ

11 οὐχὶ Εζεκιας ἀπατᾷ ὑμᾶς τοῦ παραδοῦναι ὑμᾶς εἰς θάνατον καὶ εἰς λιμὸν καὶ εἰς δίψαν λέγων κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν σώσει ἡμᾶς ἐκ χειρὸς βασιλέως Ασσουρ

12 οὐχ οὗτός ἐστιν Εζεκιας ὃς περιεῖλεν τὰ θυσιαστήρια αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ ὑψηλὰ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν τῷ Ιουδα καὶ τοῖς κατοικοῦσιν Ιερουσαλημ λέγων κατέναντι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου τούτου προσκυνήσετε καὶ ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ θυμιάσετε

13 οὐ γνώσεσθε ὅ τι ἐποίησα ἐγὼ καὶ οἱ πατέρες μου πᾶσι τοῖς λαοῖς τῶν χωρῶν μὴ δυνάμενοι ἠδύναντο θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν πάσης τῆς γῆς σῶσαι τὸν λαὸν αὐτῶν ἐκ χειρός μου

14 τίς ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς θεοῖς τῶν ἐθνῶν τούτων οὓς ἐξωλέθρευσαν οἱ πατέρες μου μὴ ἠδύναντο σῶσαι τὸν λαὸν αὐτῶν ἐκ χειρός μου ὅτι δυνήσεται ὁ θεὸς ὑμῶν σῶσαι ὑμᾶς ἐκ χειρός μου

15 νῦν μὴ ἀπατάτω ὑμᾶς Εζεκιας καὶ μὴ πεποιθέναι ὑμᾶς ποιείτω κατὰ ταῦτα καὶ μὴ πιστεύετε αὐτῷ ὅτι οὐ μὴ δύνηται ὁ θεὸς παντὸς ἔθνους καὶ βασιλείας τοῦ σῶσαι τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἐκ χειρός μου καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς πατέρων μου ὅτι ὁ θεὸς ὑμῶν οὐ μὴ σώσει ὑμᾶς ἐκ χειρός μου

16 καὶ ἔτι ἐλάλησαν οἱ παῖδες αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ κύριον θεὸν καὶ ἐπὶ Εζεκιαν παῖδα αὐτοῦ

17 καὶ βιβλίον ἔγραψεν ὀνειδίζειν τὸν κύριον θεὸν Ισραηλ καὶ εἶπεν περὶ αὐτοῦ λέγων ὡς θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν τῆς γῆς οὐκ ἐξείλαντο τοὺς λαοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκ χειρός μου οὕτως οὐ μὴ ἐξέληται ὁ θεὸς Εζεκιου λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἐκ χειρός μου

18 καὶ ἐβόησεν φωνῇ μεγάλῃ Ιουδαϊστὶ ἐπὶ λαὸν Ιερουσαλημ τὸν ἐπὶ τοῦ τείχους τοῦ φοβῆσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ κατασπάσαι ὅπως προκαταλάβωνται τὴν πόλιν

19 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ἐπὶ θεὸν Ιερουσαλημ ὡς καὶ ἐπὶ θεοὺς λαῶν τῆς γῆς ἔργα χειρῶν ἀνθρώπων

20 καὶ προσηύξατο Εζεκιας ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ Ησαιας υἱὸς Αμως ὁ προφήτης περὶ τούτων καὶ ἐβόησαν εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν

21 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν κύριος ἄγγελον καὶ ἐξέτριψεν πᾶν δυνατὸν πολεμιστὴν καὶ ἄρχοντα καὶ στρατηγὸν ἐν τῇ παρεμβολῇ βασιλέως Ασσουρ καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν μετὰ αἰσχύνης προσώπου εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς οἶκον τοῦ θεοῦ αὐτοῦ καὶ τῶν ἐξελθόντων ἐκ κοιλίας αὐτοῦ κατέβαλον αὐτὸν ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ

22 καὶ ἔσωσεν κύριος Εζεκιαν καὶ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐν Ιερουσαλημ ἐκ χειρὸς Σενναχηριμ βασιλέως Ασσουρ καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς πάντων καὶ κατέπαυσεν αὐτοὺς κυκλόθεν

23 καὶ πολλοὶ ἔφερον δῶρα τῷ κυρίῳ εἰς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ δόματα τῷ Εζεκια βασιλεῖ Ιουδα καὶ ὑπερήρθη κατ᾽ ὀφθαλμοὺς πάντων τῶν ἐθνῶν μετὰ ταῦτα

24 ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἠρρώστησεν Εζεκιας ἕως θανάτου καὶ προσηύξατο πρὸς κύριον καὶ ἐπήκουσεν αὐτοῦ καὶ σημεῖον ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ

25 καὶ οὐ κατὰ τὸ ἀνταπόδομα ὃ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ ἀνταπέδωκεν Εζεκιας ἀλλὰ ὑψώθη ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν ὀργὴ καὶ ἐπὶ Ιουδαν καὶ Ιερουσαλημ

26 καὶ ἐταπεινώθη Εζεκιας ἀπὸ τοῦ ὕψους τῆς καρδίας αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες Ιερουσαλημ καὶ οὐκ ἐπῆλθεν ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς ὀργὴ κυρίου ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Εζεκιου

27 καὶ ἐγένετο τῷ Εζεκια πλοῦτος καὶ δόξα πολλὴ σφόδρα καὶ θησαυροὺς ἐποίησεν ἑαυτῷ ἀργυρίου καὶ χρυσίου καὶ τοῦ λίθου τοῦ τιμίου καὶ εἰς τὰ ἀρώματα καὶ ὁπλοθήκας καὶ εἰς σκεύη ἐπιθυμητὰ

28 καὶ πόλεις εἰς τὰ γενήματα σίτου καὶ ἐλαίου καὶ οἴνου καὶ φάτνας παντὸς κτήνους καὶ μάνδρας εἰς τὰ ποίμνια

29 καὶ πόλεις ἃς ᾠκοδόμησεν αὑτῷ καὶ ἀποσκευὴν προβάτων καὶ βοῶν εἰς πλῆθος ὅτι ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ κύριος ἀποσκευὴν πολλὴν σφόδρα

30 αὐτὸς Εζεκιας ἐνέφραξεν τὴν ἔξοδον τοῦ ὕδατος Γιων τὸ ἄνω καὶ κατηύθυνεν αὐτὰ κάτω πρὸς λίβα τῆς πόλεως Δαυιδ καὶ εὐοδώθη Εζεκιας ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτοῦ

31 καὶ οὕτως τοῖς πρεσβευταῖς τῶν ἀρχόντων ἀπὸ Βαβυλῶνος τοῖς ἀποσταλεῖσιν πρὸς αὐτὸν πυθέσθαι παρ᾽ αὐτοῦ τὸ τέρας ὃ ἐγένετο ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἐγκατέλιπεν αὐτὸν κύριος τοῦ πειράσαι αὐτὸν εἰδέναι τὰ ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ

32 καὶ τὰ κατάλοιπα τῶν λόγων Εζεκιου καὶ τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἰδοὺ γέγραπται ἐν τῇ προφητείᾳ Ησαιου υἱοῦ Αμως τοῦ προφήτου καὶ ἐπὶ βιβλίου βασιλέων Ιουδα καὶ Ισραηλ

33 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη Εζεκιας μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν ἀναβάσει τάφων υἱῶν Δαυιδ καὶ δόξαν καὶ τιμὴν ἔδωκαν αὐτῷ ἐν τῷ θανάτῳ αὐτοῦ πᾶς Ιουδα καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν Μανασσης υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾽ αὐτοῦ


‎1 ‏אַחֲרֵ֨י הַדְּבָרִ֤ים וְהָאֱמֶת֙ הָאֵ֔לֶּה בָּ֖א סַנְחֵרִ֣יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֑וּר וַיָּבֹ֣א בִֽיהוּדָ֗ה וַיִּ֙חַן֙ עַל־הֶעָרִ֣ים הַבְּצֻר֔וֹת וַיֹּ֖אמֶר לְבִקְעָ֥ם אֵלָֽיו׃

‎2 ‏וַיַּרְא֙ יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ כִּי־בָ֖א סַנְחֵרִ֑יב וּפָנָ֕יו לַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה עַל־יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎3 ‏וַיִּוָּעַ֗ץ עִם־שָׂרָיו֙ וְגִבֹּרָ֔יו לִסְתּוֹם֙ אֶת־מֵימֵ֣י הָעֲיָנ֔וֹת אֲשֶׁ֖ר מִח֣וּץ לָעִ֑יר וַֽיַּעְזְרֽוּהוּ׃

‎4 ‏וַיִּקָּבְצ֣וּ עַם־רָ֔ב וַֽיִּסְתְּמוּ֙ אֶת־כָּל־הַמַּעְיָנ֔וֹת וְאֶת־הַנַּ֛חַל הַשּׁוֹטֵ֥ף בְּתוֹךְ־הָאָ֖רֶץ לֵאמֹ֑ר לָ֤מָּה יָב֙וֹאוּ֙ מַלְכֵ֣י אַשּׁ֔וּר וּמָצְא֖וּ מַ֥יִם רַבִּֽים׃

‎5 ‏וַיִּתְחַזַּ֡ק וַיִּבֶן֩ אֶת־כָּל־הַחוֹמָ֨ה הַפְּרוּצָ֜ה וַיַּ֣עַל עַל־הַמִּגְדָּל֗וֹת וְלַח֙וּצָה֙ הַחוֹמָ֣ה אַחֶ֔רֶת וַיְחַזֵּ֥ק אֶת־הַמִּלּ֖וֹא עִ֣יר דָּוִ֑יד וַיַּ֥עַשׂ שֶׁ֛לַח לָרֹ֖ב וּמָגִנִּֽים׃

‎6 ‏וַיִּתֵּ֛ן שָׂרֵ֥י מִלְחָמ֖וֹת עַל־הָעָ֑ם וַיִּקְבְּצֵ֣ם אֵלָ֗יו אֶל־רְחוֹב֙ שַׁ֣עַר הָעִ֔יר וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר עַל־לְבָבָ֖ם לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎7 ‏חִזְק֣וּ וְאִמְצ֔וּ אַל־תִּֽירְא֣וּ וְאַל־תֵּחַ֗תּוּ מִפְּנֵי֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר וּמִלִּפְנֵ֖י כָּל־הֶהָמ֣וֹן אֲשֶׁר־עִמּ֑וֹ כִּֽי־עִמָּ֥נוּ רַ֖ב מֵעִמּֽוֹ׃

‎8 ‏עִמּוֹ֙ זְר֣וֹעַ בָּשָׂ֔ר וְעִמָּ֜נוּ יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ לְעָזְרֵ֔נוּ וּלְהִלָּחֵ֖ם מִלְחֲמֹתֵ֑נוּ וַיִּסָּמְכ֣וּ הָעָ֔ם עַל־דִּבְרֵ֖י יְחִזְקִיָּ֥הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָֽה׃ פ

‎9 ‏אַ֣חַר זֶ֗ה שָׁ֠לַח סַנְחֵרִ֨יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֤וּר עֲבָדָיו֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלַ֔יְמָה וְהוּא֙ עַל־לָכִ֔ישׁ וְכָל־מֶמְשַׁלְתּ֖וֹ עִמּ֑וֹ עַל־יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֔ה וְעַל־כָּל־יְהוּדָ֛ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎10 ‏כֹּ֣ה אָמַ֔ר סַנְחֵרִ֖יב מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֑וּר עַל־מָה֙ אַתֶּ֣ם בֹּטְחִ֔ים וְיֹשְׁבִ֥ים בְּמָצ֖וֹר בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎11 ‏הֲלֹ֤א יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ מַסִּ֣ית אֶתְכֶ֔ם לָתֵ֣ת אֶתְכֶ֔ם לָמ֛וּת בְּרָעָ֥ב וּבְצָמָ֖א לֵאמֹ֑ר יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ יַצִּילֵ֕נוּ מִכַּ֖ף מֶ֥לֶךְ אַשּֽׁוּר׃

‎12 ‏הֲלֹא־הוּא֙ יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ הֵסִ֥יר אֶת־בָּמֹתָ֖יו וְאֶת־מִזְבְּחֹתָ֑יו וַיֹּ֨אמֶר לִֽיהוּדָ֤ה וְלִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לִפְנֵ֨י מִזְבֵּ֧חַ אֶחָ֛ד תִּֽשְׁתַּחֲו֖וּ וְעָלָ֥יו תַּקְטִֽירוּ׃

‎13 ‏הֲלֹ֣א תֵדְע֗וּ מֶ֤ה עָשִׂ֙יתִי֙ אֲנִ֣י וַאֲבוֹתַ֔י לְכֹ֖ל עַמֵּ֣י הָאֲרָצ֑וֹת הֲיָכ֣וֹל יָֽכְל֗וּ אֱלֹהֵי֙ גּוֹיֵ֣ הָאֲרָצ֔וֹת לְהַצִּ֥יל אֶת־אַרְצָ֖ם מִיָּדִֽי׃

‎14 ‏מִ֠י בְּֽכָל־אֱלֹהֵ֞י הַגּוֹיִ֤ם הָאֵ֙לֶּה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הֶחֱרִ֣ימוּ אֲבוֹתַ֔י אֲשֶׁ֣ר יָכ֔וֹל לְהַצִּ֥יל אֶת־עַמּ֖וֹ מִיָּדִ֑י כִּ֤י יוּכַל֙ אֱלֹ֣הֵיכֶ֔ם לְהַצִּ֥יל אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִיָּדִֽי׃

‎15 ‏וְעַתָּ֡ה אַל־יַשִּׁיא֩ אֶתְכֶ֨ם חִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ וְאַל־יַסִּ֨ית אֶתְכֶ֣ם כָּזֹאת֮ וְאַל־תַּאֲמִ֣ינוּ לוֹ֒ כִּי־לֹ֣א יוּכַ֗ל כָּל־אֱל֙וֹהַ֙ כָּל־גּ֣וֹי וּמַמְלָכָ֔ה לְהַצִּ֥יל עַמּ֛וֹ מִיָּדִ֖י וּמִיַּ֣ד אֲבוֹתָ֑י אַ֚ף כִּ֣י אֱ‍ֽלֹהֵיכֶ֔ם לֹא־יַצִּ֥ילוּ אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִיָּדִֽי׃

‎16 ‏וְעוֹד֙ דִּבְּר֣וּ עֲבָדָ֔יו עַל־יְהוָ֖ה הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים וְעַ֖ל יְחִזְקִיָּ֥הוּ עַבְדּֽוֹ׃

‎17 ‏וּסְפָרִ֣ים כָּתַ֔ב לְחָרֵ֕ף לַיהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֵֽאמֹ֨ר עָלָ֜יו לֵאמֹ֗ר כֵּֽאלֹהֵ֞י גּוֹיֵ֤ הָאֲרָצוֹת֙ אֲשֶׁ֨ר לֹא־הִצִּ֤ילוּ עַמָּם֙ מִיָּדִ֔י כֵּ֣ן לֹֽא־יַצִּ֞יל אֱלֹהֵ֧י יְחִזְקִיָּ֛הוּ עַמּ֖וֹ מִיָּדִֽי׃

‎18 ‏וַיִּקְרְא֨וּ בְקוֹל־גָּד֜וֹל יְהוּדִ֗ית עַל־עַ֤ם יְרוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עַל־הַֽחוֹמָ֔ה לְיָֽרְאָ֖ם וּֽלְבַהֲלָ֑ם לְמַ֖עַן יִלְכְּד֥וּ אֶת־הָעִֽיר׃

‎19 ‏וַֽיְדַבְּר֔וּ אֶל־אֱלֹהֵ֖י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם כְּעַ֗ל אֱלֹהֵי֙ עַמֵּ֣י הָאָ֔רֶץ מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה יְדֵ֥י הָאָדָֽם׃ ס

‎20 ‏וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֞ל יְחִזְקִיָּ֣הוּ הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ וִֽישַֽׁעְיָ֧הוּ בֶן־אָמ֛וֹץ הַנָּבִ֖יא עַל־זֹ֑את וַֽיִּזְעֲק֖וּ הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃ פ

‎21 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח יְהוָה֙ מַלְאָ֔ךְ וַיַּכְחֵ֞ד כָּל־גִּבּ֥וֹר חַ֙יִל֙ וְנָגִ֣יד וְשָׂ֔ר בְּמַחֲנֵ֖ה מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֑וּר וַיָּשָׁב֩ בְּבֹ֨שֶׁת פָּנִ֜ים לְאַרְצ֗וֹ וַיָּבֹא֙ בֵּ֣ית אֱלֹהָ֔יו ומיציאו וּמִֽיצִיאֵ֣י מֵעָ֔יו שָׁ֖ם הִפִּילֻ֥הוּ בֶחָֽרֶב׃

‎22 ‏וַיּוֹשַׁע֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֶת־יְחִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ וְאֵ֣ת׀ יֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם מִיַּ֛ד סַנְחֵרִ֥יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֖וּר וּמִיַּד־כֹּ֑ל וַֽיְנַהֲלֵ֖ם מִסָּבִֽיב׃

‎23 ‏וְ֠רַבִּים מְבִיאִ֨ים מִנְחָ֤ה לַיהוָה֙ לִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וּמִ֨גְדָּנ֔וֹת לִֽיחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֑ה וַיִּנַּשֵּׂ֛א לְעֵינֵ֥י כָל־הַגּוֹיִ֖ם מֵאַֽחֲרֵי־כֵֽן׃ ס

‎24 ‏בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֔ם חָלָ֥ה יְחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ עַד־לָמ֑וּת וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל֙ אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֔וֹ וּמוֹפֵ֖ת נָ֥תַן לֽוֹ׃

‎25 ‏וְלֹא־כִגְמֻ֤ל עָלָיו֙ הֵשִׁ֣יב יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ כִּ֥י גָבַ֖הּ לִבּ֑וֹ וַיְהִ֤י עָלָיו֙ קֶ֔צֶף וְעַל־יְהוּדָ֖ה וִירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎26 ‏וַיִּכָּנַ֤ע יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ בְּגֹ֣בַהּ לִבּ֔וֹ ה֖וּא וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְלֹא־בָ֤א עֲלֵיהֶם֙ קֶ֣צֶף יְהוָ֔ה בִּימֵ֖י יְחִזְקִיָּֽהוּ׃

‎27 ‏וַיְהִ֧י לִֽיחִזְקִיָּ֛הוּ עֹ֥שֶׁר וְכָב֖וֹד הַרְבֵּ֣ה מְאֹ֑ד וְאֹֽצָר֣וֹת עָֽשָׂה־ל֠וֹ לְכֶ֨סֶף וּלְזָהָ֜ב וּלְאֶ֣בֶן יְקָרָ֗ה וְלִבְשָׂמִים֙ וּלְמָ֣גִנִּ֔ים וּלְכֹ֖ל כְּלֵ֥י חֶמְדָּֽה׃

‎28 ‏וּמִ֨סְכְּנ֔וֹת לִתְבוּאַ֥ת דָּגָ֖ן וְתִיר֣וֹשׁ וְיִצְהָ֑ר וְאֻֽרָוֹת֙ לְכָל־בְּהֵמָ֣ה וּבְהֵמָ֔ה וַעֲדָרִ֖ים לָאֲוֵרֽוֹת׃

‎29 ‏וְעָרִים֙ עָ֣שָׂה ל֔וֹ וּמִקְנֵה־צֹ֥אן וּבָקָ֖ר לָרֹ֑ב כִּ֤י נָֽתַן־לוֹ֙ אֱלֹהִ֔ים רְכ֖וּשׁ רַ֥ב מְאֹֽד׃

‎30 ‏וְה֣וּא יְחִזְקִיָּ֗הוּ סָתַם֙ אֶת־מוֹצָ֞א מֵימֵ֤י גִיחוֹן֙ הָֽעֶלְי֔וֹן וַֽיַּישְּׁרֵ֥ם לְמַֽטָּה־מַּעְרָ֖בָה לְעִ֣יר דָּוִ֑יד וַיַּצְלַ֥ח יְחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ בְּכָֽל־מַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ׃

‎31 ‏וְכֵ֞ן בִּמְלִיצֵ֣י׀ שָׂרֵ֣י בָּבֶ֗ל הַֽמְשַׁלְּחִ֤ים עָלָיו֙ לִדְרֹ֗שׁ הַמּוֹפֵת֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הָיָ֣ה בָאָ֔רֶץ עֲזָב֖וֹ הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים לְנַ֨סּוֹת֔וֹ לָדַ֖עַת כָּל־בִּלְבָבֽוֹ׃

‎32 ‏וְיֶ֛תֶר דִּבְרֵ֥י יְחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ וַחֲסָדָ֑יו הִנָּ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֗ים בַּחֲז֞וֹן יְשַֽׁעְיָ֤הוּ בֶן־אָמוֹץ֙ הַנָּבִ֔יא עַל־סֵ֥פֶר מַלְכֵי־יְהוּדָ֖ה וְיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎33 ‏וַיִּשְׁכַּ֨ב יְחִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ עִם־אֲבֹתָ֗יו וַֽיִּקְבְּרֻהוּ֮ בְּֽמַעֲלֵה֮ קִבְרֵ֣י בְנֵי־דָוִיד֒ וְכָבוֹד֙ עָֽשׂוּ־ל֣וֹ בְמוֹת֔וֹ כָּל־יְהוּדָ֖ה וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ מְנַשֶּׁ֥ה בְנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ פ


1 Post quæ et hujuscemodi veritatem, venit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum, et ingressus Judam, obsedit civitates munitas, volens eas capere.

2 Quod cum vidisset Ezechias, venisse scilicet Sennacherib, et totum belli impetum verti contra Jerusalem,

3 inito cum principibus consilio, virisque fortissimis, ut obturarent capita fontium qui erant extra urbem: et hoc omnium decernente sententia,

4 congregavit plurimam multitudinem, et obturaverunt cunctos fontes, et rivum qui fluebat in medio terræ, dicentes: Ne veniant reges Assyriorum, et inveniant aquarum abundantiam.

5 Ædificavit quoque, agens industrie, omnem murum qui fuerat dissipatus, et exstruxit turres desuper, et forinsecus alterum murum: instauravitque Mello in civitate David, et fecit universi generis armaturam et clypeos:

6 constituitque principes bellatorum in exercitu, et convocavit universos in platea portæ civitatis, ac locutus est ad cor eorum, dicens:

7 Viriliter agite, et confortamini: nolite timere, nec paveatis regem Assyriorum, et universam multitudinem quæ est cum eo: multo enim plures nobiscum sunt, quam cum illo.

8 Cum illo enim est brachium carneum: nobiscum Dominus Deus noster, qui auxiliator est noster, pugnatque pro nobis. Confortatusque est populus hujuscemodi verbis Ezechiæ regis Juda.

9 Quæ postquam gesta sunt, misit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum servos suos in Jerusalem (ipse enim cum universo exercitu obsidebat Lachis) ad Ezechiam regem Juda, et ad omnem populum qui erat in urbe, dicens:

10 Hæc dicit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum: In quo habentes fiduciam sedetis obsessi in Jerusalem?

11 num Ezechias decipit vos, ut tradat morti in fame et siti, affirmans quod Dominus Deus vester liberet vos de manu regis Assyriorum?

12 Numquid non iste est Ezechias, qui destruxit excelsa illius, et altaria, et præcepit Juda et Jerusalem, dicens: Coram altari uno adorabitis, et in ipso comburetis incensum?

13 an ignoratis quæ ego fecerim, et patres mei, cunctis terrarum populis? numquid prævaluerunt dii gentium, omniumque terrarum, liberare regionem suam de manu mea?

14 Quis est de universis diis gentium, quas vastaverunt patres mei, qui potuerit eruere populum suum de manu mea, ut possit etiam Deus vester eruere vos de hac manu?

15 non vos ergo decipiat Ezechias, nec vana persuasione deludat, neque credatis ei. Si enim nullus potuit deus cunctarum gentium atque regnorum liberare populum suum de manu mea, et de manu patrum meorum, consequenter nec Deus vester poterit eruere vos de manu mea.

16 Sed et alia multa locuti sunt servi ejus contra Dominum Deum, et contra Ezechiam servum ejus.

17 Epistolas quoque scripsit plenas blasphemiæ in Dominum Deum Israël, et locutus est adversus eum: Sicut dii gentium ceterarum non potuerunt liberare populum suum de manu mea, sic et Deus Ezechiæ eruere non poterit populum suum de manu ista.

18 Insuper et clamore magno, lingua judaica, contra populum qui sedebat in muris Jerusalem, personabat, ut terreret eos, et caperet civitatem.

19 Locutusque est contra Deum Jerusalem, sicut adversum deos populorum terræ, opera manuum hominum.

20 Oraverunt igitur Ezechias rex, et Isaias filius Amos prophetes, adversum hanc blasphemiam, ac vociferati sunt usque in cælum.

21 Et misit Dominus angelum, qui percussit omnem virum robustum, et bellatorem, et principem exercitus regis Assyriorum: reversusque est cum ignominia in terram suam. Cumque ingressus esset domum dei sui, filii qui egressi fuerant de utero ejus interfecerunt eum gladio.

22 Salvavitque Dominus Ezechiam et habitatores Jerusalem de manu Sennacherib regis Assyriorum, et de manu omnium, et præstitit eis quietem per circuitum.

23 Multi etiam deferebant hostias et sacrificia Domino in Jerusalem, et munera Ezechiæ regi Juda: qui exaltatus est post hæc coram cunctis gentibus.

24 In diebus illis ægrotavit Ezechias usque ad mortem, et oravit Dominum: exaudivitque eum, et dedit ei signum.

25 Sed non juxta beneficia quæ acceperat, retribuit, quia elevatum est cor ejus: et facta est contra eum ira, et contra Judam et Jerusalem.

26 Humiliatusque est postea, eo quod exaltatum fuisset cor ejus, tam ipse quam habitatores Jerusalem: et idcirco non venit super eos ira Domini in diebus Ezechiæ.

27 Fuit autem Ezechias dives, et inclytus valde, et thesauros sibi plurimos congregavit argenti, et auri, et lapidis pretiosi, aromatum, et armorum universi generis, et vasorum magni pretii.

28 Apothecas quoque frumenti, vini, et olei, et præsepia omnium jumentorum, caulasque pecorum,

29 et urbes ædificavit sibi: habebat quippe greges ovium et armentorum innumerabiles, eo quod dedisset ei Dominus substantiam multam nimis.

30 Ipse est Ezechias, qui obturavit superiorem fontem aquarum Gihon, et avertit eas subter ad occidentem urbis David: in omnibus operibus suis fecit prospere quæ voluit.

31 Attamen in legatione principum Babylonis, qui missi fuerant ad eum ut interrogarent de portento quod acciderat super terram, dereliquit eum Deus ut tentaretur, et nota fierent omnia quæ erant in corde ejus.

32 Reliqua autem sermonum Ezechiæ, et misericordiarum ejus, scripta sunt in visione Isaiæ filii Amos prophetæ, et in libro regum Juda et Israël.

33 Dormivitque Ezechias cum patribus suis, et sepelierunt eum super sepulchra filiorum David: et celebravit ejus exequias universus Juda, et omnes habitatores Jerusalem: regnavitque Manasses filius ejus pro eo.

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