2 Chronicles 32:8
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New International Version
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

New Living Translation
He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!" Hezekiah's words greatly encouraged the people.

English Standard Version
With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Berean Study Bible
With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” So the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

New American Standard Bible
"With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

King James Bible
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Christian Standard Bible
He has only human strength, but we have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." So the people relied on the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.

Contemporary English Version
because the LORD our God fights on our side. The Assyrians must rely on human power alone. These words encouraged the army of Judah.

Good News Translation
He has human power, but we have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." The people were encouraged by these words of their king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has only human strength, but we have Yahweh our God to help us and to fight our battles." So the people relied on the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.

International Standard Version
He only has the strength of his own flesh, but the LORD our God is with us to help us and to fight our battles." So the people were encouraged from what King Hezekiah of Judah told them.

NET Bible
He has with him mere human strength, but the LORD our God is with us to help us and fight our battles!" The army was encouraged by the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.

New Heart English Bible
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles." The people rested themselves on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Assyria has human power on his side, but the LORD our God is on our side to help us and fight our battles." So the people were encouraged by what King Hezekiah of Judah said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
with him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles.' And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

New American Standard 1977
“With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people were upheld by the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people encouraged themselves by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

American King James Version
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

American Standard Version
with him is an arm of flesh; but with us is Jehovah our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
with him is an arm of flesh, but with us is Jehovah our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people depended upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

English Revised Version
with him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

World English Bible
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is Yahweh our God to help us, and to fight our battles." The people rested themselves on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
With him is an arm of flesh, and with us is Jehovah our God, to help us, and to fight our battles;' and the people are supported by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
Study Bible
Sennacherib Invades Judah
7“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged before the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater One with us than with him. 8With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” So the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:1
When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses, chariots, and an army larger than yours, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.

1 Samuel 17:45
But David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with a dagger, spear, and sword, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

2 Kings 6:16
"Do not be afraid," Elisha answered, "for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

1 Chronicles 5:22
and many others fell slain, because the battle belonged to God. And they occupied the land until the exile.

2 Chronicles 16:7
At that time, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and told him, "Because you have relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.

2 Chronicles 20:15
And he said, "Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, for the battle does not belong to you, but to God.

2 Chronicles 20:17
You need not fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, for the LORD is with you.'"

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

Jeremiah 17:5
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes the flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD.

Jeremiah 42:11
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear; do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you to save you and deliver you from him.

Zechariah 4:6
So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

an arm

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes …

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because …

with us

2 Chronicles 13:12 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests …

2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried to the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing …

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Acts 18:10 For I am with you, and no man shall set on you to hurt you: for I …

2 Timothy 4:17,22 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that …

to fight

2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, Listen you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, …

Deuteronomy 20:1,4 When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and …

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because …

rested [heb] leaned

2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this …

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness …

Isaiah 36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver us…

upon the words

Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.







(8) With him is an arm of flesh.--A reminiscence of Jeremiah 17:5, "the man that maketh flesh his arm." (Comp. Isaiah 31:3 : "Their horses are flesh and not spirit.") His power is human, ours superhuman.

To fight our battles.--1Samuel 8:20, "a king . . . to fight our battles."

Rested themselves upon.--Leaned on--e.g., a staff, Isaiah 36:6; and so trusted in, Isaiah 48:2.

Verse 8. - (See 2 Kings 6:16; Jeremiah 17:5.) The admirable language of Hezekiah here quickens our desire to feel sure that this was after (and after genuine repentance for) his faithlessness (2 Kings 18:14-16). With him is an arm of flesh,.... Only weak, frail, mortal men, not at all to be feared; nothing in comparison of the Lord:

but with us is the Lord our God, to help us, and to fight our battles; who is the Lord God Almighty, who has the host of heaven at his command, and with whom all the inhabitants of the earth are as nothing; the Targum is,"the Word of the Lord our God is for us to help us, and fight our battles:"

and the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah; not upon his bare words, but on what was contained in them, on the strength and power of the Lord God he assured them was on their side; they believed what he said to be true, and trusted in the Lord that he would save them. 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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