“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 37, “Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold,” cont’d

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“Open My Heart,” Yolanda Adams

“Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold,” cont’d, Isaiah 37:5) So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.  6) And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus Saith The lord, Be Not Afraid Of The Words That Thou Hast Heard, Wherewith The Servants Of The King Of Assyria Have Blasphemed Me.  7) Behold, I Will Send A Blast Upon him, And he Shall Hear A Rumour, And Return To his own Land, And I Will Cause him to Fall By The Sword In his own Land.  8) So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.  Nehemiah 11:30.  9) And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ehtiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee.  And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,  10) Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, In Whom thou Trustest, deceive thee, Saying, Jerusalem Shall Not Be Given Into The Hand Of The King Of Assyria.  11) Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?  12) Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?  Genesis 11:31.  13) Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v4, v5  For references for the Remnant, see 1:9; 10:20.  v6-10, The Lord Commonly Assured His Servants With The Words:  Do Not Be Afraid.  v11, utterly destroying;  See 34:2 for another use of this term. v4, v5  For references for the Remnant, see 1:9; 10:20.  v6-10, The Lord Commonly Assured His Servants With The Words:  Do Not Be Afraid.  v11, utterly destroying:  See 34:2 for another use of this term.  v12-15, Hezekiah Prayed:  Hezekiah Had Learned To Turn To God For Help In His Times Of Need.

Quest Study Bible – v7, “What spirit would God Put In Sennacherib?”  What God Put In Sennacherib Was Not The Holy Spirit Or Even An Evil Spirit.  This spirit was most likely a general compulsion.  God Apparently Intended To Use Sennacherib’s own anxieties or other feelings to cause him to return to his own land.  v9, “Was the report of Egyptian aid true?”  Sennacherib heard a rumor that Egypt was coming to the aid of Judah.  Whether this rumor was true or not isn’t known.  Either way, the rumor made the Assyrians even more desperate to capture Jerusalem.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – This Chapter is the same as 2 Kings 19.

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