Ezechias is assured of God's help by Isaias the prophet. The king of the Assyrians still threateneth and blasphemeth. Ezechias prayeth, and God promiseth to protect Jerusalem. An angel destroyeth the army of the Assyrians, their king returneth to Nineve, and is slain by his two sons.
 And when king Ezechias heard these words, he rent his garments, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.
Quae cum audisset Ezechias rex, scidit vestimenta sua, et opertus est sacco, ingressusque est domum Domini.
 And he sent Eliacim, who was over the house, and Sobna the scribe, and the ancients of the priests covered with sackcloths, to Isaias the prophet the son of Amos,
Et misit Eliacim praepositum domus, et Sobnam scribam, et senes de sacerdotibus opertos saccis, ad Isaiam prophetam filium Amos.
 And they said to him: Thus saith Ezechias: This day is a day of tribulation, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: the children are come to the birth, and the woman in travail hath not strength.
Qui dixerunt : Haec dicit Ezechias : Dies tribulationis, et increpationis, et blasphemiae dies iste : venerunt filii usque ad partum, et vires non habet parturiens.
 It may be the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabsaces, whom the king of the Assyrians his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and to reprove with words, which the Lord thy God hath heard: and do thou offer prayer for the remnants that are found.
Si forte audiat Dominus Deus tuus universa verba Rabsacis, quem misit rex Assyriorum dominus suus, ut exprobraret Deum viventem, et argueret verbis, quae audivit Dominus Deus tuus : et fac orationem pro reliquiis, quae repertae sunt.
 So the servants of king Ezechias came to Isaias.
Venerunt ergo servi regis Ezechiae ad Isaiam.
 And Isaias said to them: Thus shall you say to your master: Thus saith the Lord: Be not afraid for the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of the Assyrians have blasphemed me.
Dixitque eis Isaias : Haec dicetis domino vestro : Haec dicit Dominus : Noli timere a facie sermonum, quos audisti, quibus blasphemaverunt pueri regis Assyriorum me.
 Behold I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a message, and shall return into his own country, and I will make him fall by the sword in his own country.
Ecce ego immittam ei spiritum, et audiet nuntium, et revertetur in terram suam, et dejiciam eum gladio in terra sua.
 And Rabsaces returned, and found the king of the Assyrians besieging Lobna: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachis.
Reversus est ergo Rabsaces, et invenit regem Assyriorum expugnantem Lobnam : audierat enim quod recessisset de Lachis.
 And when he heard of Theraca king of Ethiopia: Behold, he is come out to fight with thee: and was going against him, he sent messengers to Ezechias, saying:
Cumque audisset de Tharaca rege Aethiopiae, dicentes : Ecce, egressus est ut pugnet adversum te : et iret contra eum, misit nuntios ad Ezechiam, dicens :
 Thus shall you say to Ezechias king of Juda: Let not thy God deceive thee, in whom thou trustest: and do not say: Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hands of the king of the Assyrians.
Haec dicite Ezechiae regi Juda : Non te seducat Deus tuus, in quo habes fiduciam : neque dicas : Non tradetur Jerusalem in manus regis Assyriorum.
 Behold thou hast heard what the kings of the Assyrians have done to all countries, how they have laid them waste: and canst thou alone be delivered?
Tu enim ipse audisti quae fecerunt reges Assyriorum universis terris, quomodo vastaverunt eas : num ergo solus poteris liberari?
 Have the gods of the nations delivered any of them, whom my fathers have destroyed, to wit, Gozan, and Haran, and Reseph, and the children of Eden that were in Thelassar?
Numquid liberaverunt dii gentium singulos, quos vastaverunt patres mei, Gozan videlicet, et Haran, et Reseph, et filios Eden, qui erant in Thelassar?
 Where is the king of Emath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Ana and of Ava?
Ubi est rex Emath, et rex Arphad, et rex civitatis Sepharvaim, Ana, et Ava?
 And when Ezechias had received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and had read it, he went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord,
Itaque cum accepisset Ezechias litteras de manu nuntiorum, et legisset eas, ascendit in domum Domini, et expandit eas coram Domino,
 And he prayed in his sight, saying: O Lord God of Israel, who sitteth upon the cherubims, thou alone art the God of all the kings of the earth: thou madest heaven and earth:
et oravit in conspectu ejus, dicens : Domine Deus Israel, qui sedes super cherubim, tu es Deus solus regum omnium terrae : tu fecisti caelum et terram.
 Incline thy ear, and hear: open, O Lord, thy eyes, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, who hath sent to upbraid unto us the living God.
Inclina aurem tuam, et audi : aperi, Domine, oculos tuos, et vide : audi omnia verba Sennacherib, qui misit ut exprobraret nobis Deum viventem.
 Of a truth, O Lord, the kings of the Assyrians have destroyed nations, and the lands of them all.
Vere, Domine, dissipaverunt reges Assyriorum gentes, et terras omnium.
 And they have cast their gods into the fire: for they were not gods, but the works of men's hands of wood and stone, and they destroyed them.
Et miserunt deos eorum in ignem : non enim erant dii, sed opera manuum hominum ex ligno et lapide, et perdiderunt eos.
 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know, that thou art the Lord the only God.
Nunc igitur Domine Deus noster, salvos nos fac de manu ejus, ut sciant omnia regna terrae, quia tu es Dominus Deus solus.
 And Isaias the son of Amos sent to Ezechias, saying: Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I have heard the prayer thou hast made to me concerning Sennacherib king of the Assyrians.
Misit autem Isaias filius Amos ad Ezechiam, dicens : Haec dicit Dominus Deus Israel : Quae deprecatus es me super Sennacherib rege Assyriorum, audivi.
 This is the word, that the Lord hath spoken of him: The virgin the daughter of Sion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn: the daughter of Jerusalem hath wagged her head behind thy back.
Iste est sermo, quem locutus est Dominus de eo : Sprevit te, et subsannavit te, virgo filia Sion : post tergum tuum caput movit, filia Jerusalem.
 Whom hast thou reproached, and whom hast thou blasphemed? against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thy eyes on high? against the holy one of Israel.
Cui exprobrasti, et quem blasphemasti? contra quem exaltasti vocem tuam, et elevasti in excelsum oculos tuos? contra Sanctum Israel.
 By the hand of thy servants thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said: With the multitude of my chariots I have gone up to the height of the mountains, to the top of Libanus, and have cut down its tall cedars, and its choice fir trees. And I have entered into the furthest parts thereof, and the forest of its Carmel.
Per manum servorum tuorum exprobrasti Domino, et dixisti : In multitudine curruum meorum ascendi excelsa montium in summitate Libani, et succidi sublimes cedros ejus, et electas abietes illius. Et ingressus sum usque ad terminos ejus, et saltum Carmeli ejus
 I have cut down, and I have drunk strange waters, and have dried up with the soles of my feet all the shut up waters.
ego succidi. Et bibi aquas alienas, et siccavi vestigiis pedum meorum omnes aquas clausas.
 Hast thou not heard what I have done from the beginning? from the days of old I have formed it, and now I have brought it to effect: that fenced cities of fighting men should be turned to heaps of ruin:
Numquid non audisti quid ab initio fecerim? Ex diebus antiquis plasmavi illud, et nunc adduxi : eruntque in ruinam collium pugnantium civitates munitae.
 And the inhabitants of them, were weak of hand, they trembled and were confounded, they became like the grass of the field, and the green herb on the tops of houses, which withered before it came to maturity.
Et qui sedent in eis, humiles manu, contremuerunt et confusi sunt, facti sunt velut foenum agri, et virens herba tectorum, quae arefacta est antequam veniret ad maturitatem.
 Thy dwelling and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy way I knew before, and thy rage against me.
Habitaculum tuum, et egressum tuum, et introitum tuum, et viam tuam ego praescivi, et furorem tuum contra me.
 Thou hast been mad against me, and thy pride hath come up to my ears: therefore I will put a ring in thy nose, and a bit between thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way, by which thou camest.
Insanisti in me, et superbia tua ascendit in aures meas : ponam itaque circulum in naribus tuis, et camum in labiis tuis, et reducam te in viam, per quam venisti.
 And to thee, O Ezechias, this shall be a sign: Eat this year what thou shalt find: and in the second year, such things as spring of themselves: but in the third year sow and reap: plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
Tibi autem, Ezechia, hoc erit signum : comede hoc anno quae repereris : in secundo autem anno, quae sponte nascuntur : porro in tertio anno seminate et metite : plantate vineas, et comedite fructum earum.
 And whatsoever shall be left of the house of Juda, shall take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
Et quodcumque reliquum fuerit de domo Juda, mittet radicem deorsum, et faciet fructum sursum.
 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and that which shall be saved out of mount Sion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.
De Jerusalem quippe egredientur reliquiae, et quod salvetur de monte Sion : zelus Domini exercituum faciet hoc.
 Wherefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of the Assyrians: He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow into it, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a trench about it.
Quam ob rem haec dicit Dominus de rege Assyriorum : Non ingredietur urbem hanc, nec mittet in eam sagittam, nec occupabit eam clypeus, nec circumdabit eam munitio.
 By the way that he came, he shall return: and into this city he shall not come, saith the Lord.
Per viam, qua venit, revertetur : et civitatem hanc non ingredietur, dicit Dominus.
 And I will protect this city, and will save it for my own sake, and for David my servant's sake.
Protegamque urbem hanc, et salvabo eam propter me, et propter David servum meum.
 And it came to pass that night, that an angel of the Lord came, and slew in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And when he arose early in the morning, he saw all the bodies of the dead.
Factum est igitur in nocte illa, venit angelus Domini, et percussit in castris Assyriorum centum octoginta quinque millia. Cumque diluculo surrexisset, vidit omnia corpora mortuorum : et recedens abiit,
 And Sennacherib king of the Assyrians departing went away, and he returned and abode in Ninive.
et reversus est Sennacherib rex Assyriorum, et mansit in Ninive.
 And as he was worshipping in the temple of Nesroch his god, Adramelech and Sarasar his sons slew him with the sword, and they fled into the land of the Armenians, and Asarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
Cumque adoraret in templo Nesroch deum suum, Adramelech et Sarasar filii ejus percusserunt eum gladio, fugeruntque in terram Armeniorum, et regnavit Asarhaddon filius ejus pro eo.