2 Chronicles 32:21
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New International Version
And the LORD sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace. And when he went into the temple of his god, some of his sons, his own flesh and blood, cut him down with the sword.

New Living Translation
And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed the Assyrian army with all its commanders and officers. So Sennacherib was forced to return home in disgrace to his own land. And when he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons killed him there with a sword.

English Standard Version
And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty warriors and commanders and officers in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he came into the house of his god, some of his own sons struck him down there with the sword.

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in shame to his own land. And when he had entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with the sword.

King James Bible
And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and the LORD sent an angel who annihilated every brave warrior, leader, and commander in the camp of the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria returned in disgrace to his land. He went to the temple of his god, and there some of his own children struck him down with the sword.

International Standard Version
So the LORD sent an angel, who eliminated all of the elite forces, commanders, and officers within the encampment of the king of Assyria. As a result, he retreated to his own country, deeply ashamed and humiliated. When he visited the temple of his god, some of his sons killed him right there with swords.

NET Bible
The LORD sent a messenger and he wiped out all the soldiers, princes, and officers in the army of the king of Assyria. So Sennacherib returned home humiliated. When he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons struck him down with the sword.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains, in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. When he had come into the house of his god, some of his own offspring killed him there with the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD sent an angel who exterminated all the soldiers, officials, and commanders in the Assyrian king's camp. Humiliated, Sennacherib returned to his own country. When he went into the temple of his god, some of his own sons killed him with a sword.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains, in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in shame to his own land. And when he had entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with the sword.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD sent an angel who cut off all the mighty men of valour and the captains and the princes in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And as he entered into the house of his god, those that had come forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he had come into the house of his god, sons that came forth of his own body struck him down there with the sword.

American King James Version
And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains, in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth from his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the princes and the captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. And he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels made him fall there with the sword.

English Revised Version
And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains, in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he had come into the house of his god, they that came forth from his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

World English Bible
Yahweh sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains, in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. When he had come into the house of his god, those who came forth from his own bowels killed him there with the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah sendeth a messenger, and cutteth off every mighty one of valour -- both leader and head -- in the camp of the king of Asshur, and he turneth back with shame of face to his land, and entereth the house of his god, and those coming out of his bowels have caused him to fall there by the sword.
Study Bible
Jerusalem Delivered from Sennacherib
20But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven. 21And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in shame to his own land. And when he had entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with the sword. 22So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side.…
Cross References
2 Kings 19:35
Then it happened that night that the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.

2 Chronicles 32:20
But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven.

2 Chronicles 32:22
So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side.

Psalm 44:15
All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
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And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

the Lord

2 Kings 19:20,35 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said the …

Isaiah 10:16-18 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness…

Isaiah 37:21,36,37 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said the …

Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, …

angel

2 Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand on Jerusalem to destroy …

Psalm 18:50 Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, …

Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, …

Daniel 6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they …

Matthew 13:49,50 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, …

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave …

cut off all

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself …

Psalm 76:5,7,12 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none …

the leaders

Isaiah 10:8,16-19,33,34 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings…

Isaiah 17:12-14 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the …

Isaiah 29:5-8 Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust…

Isaiah 30:30-33 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall …

Isaiah 33:10-12 Now will I rise, said the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I …

Isaiah 36:9 How then will you turn away the face of one captain of the least …

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

Revelation 19:17,18 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud …

with shame

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

he was come

2 Kings 19:36,37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and …

Isaiah 37:37,38 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and …

slew him [heb] made him fall

(21) And the Lord sent an angel.--See 2Kings 19:35, seq.; Isaiah 37:36, seq. Hitzig thinks that Psalms 46-48. were composed by Isaiah to commemorate this great natural miracle, an hypothesis which is borne out by the similarity observable between the language and ideas of these psalms and those of Isaiah's prophecies.

Which cut off . . . valour.--Literally, and he hid (i.e., caused to disappear, destroyed; the Greek ?????????; Exodus 23:23) every valiant warrior, and leader and captain. (Comp. Psalm 76:5, a psalm which in the LXX. bears the title ??? ???? ??? ????????.) Kings gives the number of those who perished as 185,000.

With shame of face.--Psalm 44:15, "The shame of my face hath covered me." (Ezra 9:7.)

And when he was come . . . with the sword.--And he went into the house of his god, and certain of his own offspring there felled him with the sword. 2Kings 19:37 gives the names of the parricides--viz., Adrammelech and Sharezer; and the name of the god--viz., Nisroch--which is probably corrupt. It is added that the assassins "escaped into the land of Ararat." The chronicler as usual suppresses unfamiliar foreign'names.

They that came forth.--Some of the issue (y, a verbal noun only found here). (For the whole phrase, comp. Genesis 15:4; 2Samuel 7:12.)

Verse 21. - The exact matter corresponding with this one verse is embraced by vers. 35-37 in the parallel (2 Kings 19.). It gives the number of slain as a hundred and eighty-five thousand. It does not speak of the heavy proportion of leaders and captains lost. It leads us to suppose that for all survivers it was a surprise in the morning - that silent vision of the dead in such vast array. Stating, on the other hand, in mere historic dry detail, the return of Sennacherib to his own land, his dwelling at Nineveh, and assassination, in the house of Nisroch "his god," at the hands of his own two sons, mentioned by name Adrammelech and Sharezer, who had to fly for it to Armenia (Ararat), it does not show the obviously designed moral touch of our compiler, so he returned with shame of face to his own land, nor the similarly complexioned description of the time, place, and agents of his assassination. Lastly, it gives Esarhaddon as the name of his successor on the throne. And the Lord sent an angel,.... The Targum is,"the Word of the Lord sent Gabriel;''Josephus (a) takes this angel, or messenger sent of God, to be the pestilence; and others suppose it to be a hot pestilential wind, common in the eastern countries, called "Samiel", or the poison wind, by which multitudes are sometimes destroyed at once; of which Thevenot and other travellers make mention; see Gill on Job 27:21; see Gill on Psalm 91:6, but be it as it may, it was sent of God, was under his direction, and by his power and providence did the execution according to his prediction:

which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria; the generals and officers of his army, with the common soldiers, to the number of 185,000, Isaiah 36:1, among these, no doubt, were the three generals sent with railing letters to Hezekiah, particularly Rabshakeh; see Gill on Isaiah 37:36.

so he returned with shame of face to his own land; Assyria, particularly to Nineveh, the metropolis of it, Isaiah 37:37.

and when he was come into the house of his god; the temple of his idol, whose name was Nisroch:

they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword; his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer, Isaiah 37:38.

(a) Antiqu. l. 10. c. 1. sect. 5. 2Ch 32:21-23. An Angel Destroys the Assyrians.

21. an angel … cut off all the mighty men—(See on [468]2Ki 19:35-37).32:1-23 Those who trust God with their safety, must use proper means, else they tempt him. God will provide, but so must we also. Hezekiah gathered his people together, and spake comfortably to them. A believing confidence in God, will raise us above the prevailing fear of man. Let the good subjects and soldiers of Jesus Christ, rest upon his word, and boldly say, Since God is for us, who can be against us? By the favour of God, enemies are lost, and friends gained.
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