2 Kings 18:24
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English Standard Version
How then can you repulse a single captain among the least of my master’s servants, when you trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

King James Bible
How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

American Standard Version
How then canst thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And how can you stand against one lord of the least of my master's servants? Dost thou trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

English Revised Version
How then canst thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

Webster's Bible Translation
How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

2 Kings 18:24 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hezekiah considered it beneath his dignity to negotiate personally with the generals of Sennacherib. He sent three of his leading ministers out to the front of the city: Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, the captain of the castle, who had only received the appointment to this office a short time before in Shebna's place (Isaiah 22:20-21); Shebna, who was still secretary of state (ספר: see at 2 Samuel 8:17); and Joach the son of Asaph, the chancellor (מזכּיר: see at 2 Samuel 8:16).

Rabshakeh made a speech to these three (2 Kings 18:19-25), in which he tried to show that Hezekiah's confidence that he would be able to resist the might of the king of Assyria was perfectly vain, since neither Egypt (2 Kings 18:21), nor his God (2 Kings 18:22), nor his forces (2 Kings 18:23), would be able to defend him.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How then.

Isaiah 10:8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Daniel 2:37,38 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory...

Daniel 4:22,37 It is you, O king, that are grown and become strong: for your greatness is grown, and reaches to heaven...

thy trust.

2 Kings 18:21 Now, behold, you trust on the staff of this bruised reed, even on Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand...

See on

Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses...

Isaiah 31:1,3 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen...

Isaiah 36:6,9 See, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; where on if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it...

Jeremiah 37:7 Thus said the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus shall you say to the king of Judah, that sent you to me to inquire of me; Behold...

Jeremiah 42:14-18 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet...

Ezekiel 17:15,17 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper...

chariots.

Psalm 20:7,8 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God...

Cross References
2 Kings 18:23
Come now, make a wager with my master the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.

2 Kings 18:25
Moreover, is it without the LORD that I have come up against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, "Go up against this land and destroy it."'"

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