|New International Version (© 2011)|
"'Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses--if you can put riders on them!
King James Bible
Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
American Standard Version
Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
Young's Literal Translation
'And, now, give a pledge for thee, I pray thee, to my lord the king of Asshur, and I give to thee two thousand horses, if thou art able to give for thee riders on them.
2 Kings 18:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will deliver thee two thousand horses - Another insult: Were I to give thee two thousand Assyrian horses, thou couldst not find riders for them. How then canst thou think that thou shalt be able to stand against even the smallest division of my troops?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pledges. Heb. hostages.
I will deliver.
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2 Kings 18:22 But if you say to me, "We are depending on the LORD our God"--isn't he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, "You must worship before this altar in Jerusalem"?
2 Kings 18:24 How can you repulse one officer of the least of my master's officials, even though you are depending on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?