“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 37, “Sennacherib’s Fall,” III

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“I Won’t Complain,” Leandria Johnson

“Sennacherib’s Fall,” lll, Isaiah 37:33) Therefore Thus Saith The Lord Concerning the king of Assyria, He Shall Not Come Into This City, Nor Shoot An Arrow There, Nor Come Before It With Shields, Nor Cast A Bank Against It.  34) By The Way That he Came, By The Same Shall he Return, And Shall Not Come Into This City, Saith The Lord.  35) For I Will Defend This City To Save It For Mine Own Sake, And For My Servant David’s Sake.  36) Then The Angel Of The Lord Went Forth, And Smote In The Camp Of The Assyrians A Hundred And Fourscore And Five Thousand:  and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.  37) So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and returned, and dwelt in Nineveh.  38) And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword, and they escaped into the land of Armenia:  and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.  

Nelson’s Concise Bible Commentary – v33, Thus Says The Lord:  God Gives His Final Sentence Against The Assyrian Tyrant.  v34, 35 For My Own Sake:  The Lord Would Save And Protect The City For His Own Honor, For He Had Established The City For The Worship Of His Holy Name.  v36, This verse is the fulfillment of God’s Promise To Take Vengeance On Those Who Trouble His People (34:8).   The Angel Of The Lord:  Here The Angel Of The Lord Delivers His People By Fighting For Them  (see Exodus 15;3).  v37-38, Death in the house of Nisroch, contrasts With Life In The House Of The Lord.

Quest Study Bible – v36, “How Did The Angel Put So Many To Death?”  We are not told the exact details, but some suggest it was a plague, possibly the bubonic plague.  Whatever it was, it was obvious That It Was A Direct Punishment From The Lord.  Also see,  What Kind Of Plague Did God Send?”  (2 Kings 19:35).  v38, “How much later was Sennacherib assassinated?  About 20 years elapsed between the Assyrians retreat from Jerusalem and Sennacherib’s downfall.

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

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