The Holy Bible - The Second Book of the Kings, Chapter 19 (Latin)
1And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
2And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
3And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
4It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
5So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
7Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
8So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
9And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
10Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
11Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?
12Have 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 Thelasar?
13Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
14And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
15And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
16LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
17Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
18And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
19Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.
20Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
21This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
22Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
23By thy messengers thou hast reproached the LORD, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
24I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
25Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
26Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
27But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
28Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
29And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
30And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
31For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
32Therefore 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 shield, nor cast a bank against it.
33By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
34For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
35And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
36So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37And 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.
1quae cum audisset rex Ezechias scidit vestimenta sua et opertus est sacco ingressusque est domum Domini
2et misit Eliachim praepositum domus et Sobnam scribam et senes de sacerdotibus opertos saccis ad Esaiam prophetam filium Amos
3qui dixerunt haec dicit Ezechias dies tribulationis et increpationis et blasphemiae dies iste venerunt filii usque ad partum et vires non habet parturiens
4si 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 reppertae sunt
5venerunt ergo servi regis Ezechiae ad Esaiam
6dixitque eis Esaias haec dicetis domino vestro haec dicit Dominus noli timere a facie sermonum quos audisti quibus blasphemaverunt pueri regis Assyriorum me
7ecce ego inmittam ei spiritum et audiet nuntium et revertetur in terram suam et deiciam eum gladio in terra sua
8reversus est igitur Rabsaces et invenit regem Assyriorum expugnantem Lobnam audierat enim quod recessisset de Lachis
9cumque audisset de Tharaca rege Aethiopiae dicentes ecce egressus est ut pugnet adversum te et iret contra eum misit nuntios ad Ezechiam dicens
10haec dicite Ezechiae regi Iudae non te seducat Deus tuus in quo habes fiduciam neque dicas non tradetur Hierusalem in manu regis Assyriorum
11tu enim ipse audisti quae fecerint reges Assyriorum universis terris quomodo vastaverint eas num ergo solus poteris liberari
12numquid liberaverunt dii gentium singulos quos vastaverunt patres mei Gozan videlicet et Aran et Reseph et filios Eden qui erant in Thelassar
13ubi est rex Emath et rex Arfad et rex civitatis Sepharvaim Ana et Ava
14itaque cum accepisset Ezechias litteras de manu nuntiorum et legisset eas ascendit in domum Domini et expandit eas coram Domino
15et oravit in conspectu eius dicens Domine Deus Israhel qui sedes super cherubin tu es Deus solus regum omnium terrae tu fecisti caelum et terram
16inclina aurem tuam et audi aperi Domine oculos tuos et vide et audi omnia verba Sennacherib qui misit ut exprobraret nobis Deum viventem
17vere Domine dissipaverunt reges Assyriorum gentes et terras omnium
18et miserunt deos eorum in ignem non enim erant dii sed opera manuum hominum e ligno et lapide et perdiderunt eos
19nunc igitur Domine Deus noster salvos nos fac de manu eius ut sciant omnia regna terrae quia tu es Dominus Deus solus
20misit autem Esaias filius Amos ad Ezechiam dicens haec dicit Dominus Deus Israhel quae deprecatus es me super Sennacherib rege Assyriorum audivi
21iste est sermo quem locutus est Dominus de eo sprevit te et subsannavit virgo filia Sion post tergum tuum caput movit filia Hierusalem
22cui exprobrasti et quem blasphemasti contra quem exaltasti vocem et elevasti in excelsum oculos tuos contra Sanctum Israhel
23per manum servorum tuorum exprobrasti Domino et dixisti in multitudine curruum meorum ascendi excelsa montium in summitate Libani et succidi sublimes cedros eius electas abietes eius et ingressus sum usque ad terminos eius saltum Carmeli eius
24ego succidi et bibi aquas alienas et siccavi vestigiis pedum meorum omnes aquas clausas
25numquid non audisti quid ab initio fecerim ex diebus antiquis plasmavi illud et nunc adduxi eruntque in ruinam collium pugnantium civitates munitae
26et qui sedent in eis humiles manu contremuerunt et confusi sunt facti sunt quasi faenum agri et virens herba tectorum quae arefacta est antequam veniret ad maturitatem
27habitaculum tuum et egressum tuum et viam tuam ego praescivi et furorem tuum contra me
28insanisti in me et superbia tua ascendit in aures meas ponam itaque circulum in naribus tuis et camum in labris tuis et reducam te in viam per quam venisti
29tibi autem Ezechia hoc erit signum comede hoc anno quod reppereris in secundo autem anno quae sponte nascuntur porro in anno tertio seminate et metite plantate vineas et comedite fructum earum
30et quodcumque reliquum fuerit de domo Iuda mittet radicem deorsum et faciet fructum sursum
31de Hierusalem quippe egredientur reliquiae et quod salvetur de monte Sion zelus Domini exercituum faciet hoc
32quam 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
33per viam qua venit revertetur et civitatem hanc non ingredietur dicit Dominus
34protegamque urbem hanc et salvabo eam propter me et propter David servum meum
35factum est igitur in nocte illa venit angelus Domini et percussit castra Assyriorum centum octoginta quinque milia cumque diluculo surrexisset vidit omnia corpora mortuorum et recedens abiit
36et reversus est Sennacherib rex Assyriorum et mansit in Nineve
37cumque adoraret in templo Neserach deum suum Adramelech et Sarasar filii eius percusserunt eum gladio fugeruntque in terram Armeniorum et regnavit Eseraddon filius eius pro eo