Sennacherib invadeth Juda: his army is destroyed by an angel. Ezechias recovereth from his sickness: his other acts.
 After these things, and this truth, Sennacherib king of the Assyrians came and entered into Juda, and besieged the fenced cities, desiring to take them.
Post quae et hujuscemodi veritatem, venit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum, et ingressus Judam, obsedit civitates munitas, volens eas capere.
 And when Ezechias saw that Sennacherib was come, and that the whole force of the war was turning against Jerusalem,
Quod cum vidisset Ezechias, venisse scilicet Sennacherib, et totum belli impetum verti contra Jerusalem,
 He took counsel with the princes, and the most valiant men, to stop up the heads of the springs, that were without the city: and as they were all of this mind,
inito cum principibus consilio, virisque fortissimis ut obturarent capita fontium, qui erant extra urbem : et hoc omnium decernente sententia,
 He gathered together a very great multitude, and they stopped up all the springs, and the brook, that ran through the midst of the land, saying: Lest the kings of the Assyrians should come, and And abundance of water.
congregavit plurimam multitudinem, et obturaverunt cunctos fontes, et rivum, qui fluebat in medio terrae, dicentes : Ne veniant reges Assyriorum, et inveniant aquarum abundantiam.
 He built up also with great diligence all the wall that had been broken down, and built towers upon it, and another wall without: and he repaired Mello in the city of David, and made all sorts of arms and shields:
Aedificavit 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 :
 And he appointed captains of the soldiers of the army: and he called them all together in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke to their heart, saying:
constituitque principes bellatorum in exercitu : et convocavit universos in platea portae civitatis, ac locutus est ad cor eorum, dicens :
 Behave like men, and take courage: be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of the Assyrians, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there are many more with us than with him.
Viriliter agite, et confortamini : nolite timere, nec paveatis regem Assyriorum, et universam multitudinem quae est cum eo : multo enim plures nobiscum sunt, quam cum illo.
 For with him is an arm of flesh: with us the Lord our God, who is our helper, and fighteth for us. And the people were encouraged with these words of Ezechias king of Juda.
Cum illo enim est brachium carneum : nobiscum Dominus Deus noster, qui auxiliator est noster, pugnatque pro nobis. Confortatusque est populus hujuscemodi verbis Ezechiae regis Juda.
 After this, Sennacherib king of the Assyrians sent his servants to Jerusalem, (for he with all his army was besieging Lachis,) to Ezechias king of Juda, and to all the people that were in the city, saying:
Quae 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 :
 Thus saith Sennacherib king of the Assyrians: In whom do you trust, that you sit still besieged in Jerusalem?
Haec dicit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum : In quo habentes fiduciam sedetis obsessi in Jerusalem?
 Doth not Ezechias deceive you, to give you up to die by hunger and thirst, affirming that the Lord your God shall deliver you from the hand of the king of the Assyrians?
num Ezechias decipit vos, ut tradat morti in fame, et siti, affirmans quod Dominus Deus vester liberet vos de manu regis Assyriorum?
 Is it not this same Ezechias, that hath destroyed his high places, and his altars, and commanded Juda and Jerusalem, saying: You shall worship before one altar, and upon it you shall burn incense?
Numquid non iste est Ezechias, qui destruxit excelsa illius, et altaria, et praecepit Juda et Jerusalem, dicens : Coram altari uno adorabitis, et in ipse comburetis incensum?
 Know you not what I and my fathers have done to all the people of the lands? have the gods of any nations and lands been able to deliver their country out of my hand?
an ignoratis quae ego fecerim, et patres mei, cunctis terrarum populis? numquid praevaluerunt dii gentium omniumque terrarum liberare regionem suam de manu mea?
 Who is there among all the gods of the nations, which my fathers have destroyed, that could deliver his people out of my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of this hand?
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?
 Therefore let not Ezechias deceive you, nor delude you with a vain persuasion, and do not believe him. For if no god of all the nations and kingdoms, could deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers, consequently neither shall your God be able to deliver you out of my hand.
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.
 And many other things did his servants speak against the Lord God, and against Ezechias his servant.
Sed et alia multa locuti sunt servi ejus contra Dominum Deum, et contra Ezechiam servum ejus.
 He wrote also letters full of blasphemy against the Lord the God of Israel, and he spoke against him: As the gods of other nations could not deliver their people out of my hand, so neither can the God of Ezechias deliver his people out of this hand.
Epistolas quoque scripsit plenas blasphemiae in Dominum Deum Israel, et locutus est adversus eum : Sicut dii gentium ceterarum non potuerunt liberare populum suum de manu mea, sic et Deus Ezechiae eruere non poterit populum suum de manu ista.
 Moreover he cried out with a loud voice, in the Jews' tongue, to the people that sat on the walls of Jerusalem, that he might frighten them, and take the city.
Insuper et clamore magno, lingua judaica, contra populum, qui sedebat in muris Jerusalem, personabat, ut terreret eos, et caperet civitatem.
 And he spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, the works of the hands of men.
Locutusque est contra Deum Jerusalem, sicut adversum deos populorum terrae, opera manuum hominum.
 And Ezechias the king, and Isaias the prophet the son of Amos, prayed against this blasphemy, and cried out to heaven.
Oraverunt igitur Ezechias rex, et Isaias filius Amos prophetes, adversum hanc blasphemiam, ac vociferati sunt usque in caelum.
 And the Lord sent an angel who cut off all the stout men and the warriors, and the captains of the army of the king of the Assyrians: and he returned with disgrace into his own country. And when he was come into the house of his god, his sons that came out of his bowels, slew him with the sword.
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.
 And the Lord saved Ezechias and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of the hand of Sennacherib king of the Assyrians, and out of the hand of all, and gave them treasures on every side.
Salvavitque Dominus Ezechiam et habitatores Jerusalem de manu Sennacherib regis Assyriorum, et de manu omnium, et praestitit eis quietem per circuitum.
 Many also brought victims, and sacrifices to the Lord to Jerusalem, and presents to Ezechias king of Juda: and he was magnified thenceforth in the sight of all nations.
Multi etiam deferebant hostias, et sacrificia Domino in Jerusalem, et munera Ezechiae regi Juda : qui exaltatus est post haec coram cunctis gentibus.
 In those days Ezechias was sick even to death, and he prayed to the Lord: and he heard him, and gave him a sign.
In diebus illis aegrotavit Ezechias usque ad mortem, et oravit Dominum : exaudivitque eum, et dedit ei signum.
 But he did not render again according to the benefits which he had received, for his heart was lifted up: and wrath was enkindled against him, and against Juda and Jerusalem.
Sed non juxta beneficia, quae acceperat, retribuit, quia elevatum est cor ejus : et facta est contra eum ira, et contra Judam et Jerusalem.
 And he humbled himself afterwards, because his heart had been lifted up, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and therefore the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Ezechias.
Humiliatusque est postea eo quod exaltatum fuisset cor ejus, tam ipse, quam habitatores Jerusalem : et idcirco non venit super eos ira Domini in diebus Ezechiae.
 And Ezechias was rich, and very glorious, and he gathered himself great treasures of silver and of gold, and of precious stones, of spices, and of arms, of all kinds, and of vessels of great price.
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.
 Storehouses also of corn, of wine, and of oil, and stalls for all beasts, and folds for cattle.
Apothecas quoque frumenti, vini, et oleo, et praesepia omnium jumentorum, caulasque pecorum,
 And he built himself cities: for he had flocks of sheep, and herds without number, for the Lord had given him very much substance.
et urbes aedificavit sibi : habebat quippe greges ovium, et armentorum innumerabiles, eo quod dedisset ei Dominus substantiam multam nimis.
 This same Ezechias was, he that stopped the upper source of the waters of Gihon, and turned them away underneath toward the west of the city of David: in ail his works he did prosperously what he would.
Ipse est Ezechias, qui obturavit superiorem fontem aquarum Gihon, et avertit eas subter ad occidentem urbis David : in omnibus operibus suis fecit prospere quae voluit.
 But yet in the embassy of the princes of Babylon, that were sent to him, to inquire of the wonder that had happened upon the earth, God left him that he might be tempted, and all things might be made known that were in his heart.
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 quae erant in corde ejus.
 Now the rest of the acts of Ezechias, and of his mercies are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel.
Reliqua autem sermonum Ezechiae, et misericordiarum ejus, scripta sunt in visione Isaiae filii Amos prophetae, et in libro regum Juda et Israel.
 And Ezechias slept with his fathers, and they buried him above the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Juda, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem celebrated his funeral: and Manasses his son reigned in his stead.
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.