Isaiah 37:8
New International Version
When the field commander heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the Assyrian chief of staff left Jerusalem and went to consult the king of Assyria, who had left Lachish and was attacking Libnah.

English Standard Version
The Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he had heard that the king had left Lachish.

Berean Study Bible
When the Rab-shakeh heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah.

New American Standard Bible
Then Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he had heard that the king had left Lachish.

King James Bible
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

Christian Standard Bible
When the royal spokesman heard that the king of Assyria had pulled out of Lachish, he left and found him fighting against Libnah.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile the commander of the Assyrian forces heard that his king had left the town of Lachish and was now attacking Libnah. So he went there.

Good News Translation
The Assyrian official learned that the emperor had left Lachish and was fighting against the nearby city of Libnah; so he went there to consult him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the Rabshakeh heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he returned and found him fighting against Libnah.

International Standard Version
So the field commander returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, since he had heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish.

NET Bible
When the chief adviser heard the king of Assyria had departed from Lachish, he left and went to Libnah, where the king was campaigning.

New Heart English Bible
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The field commander returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah. He had heard that the king left Lachish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

New American Standard 1977
Then Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he had heard that the king had left Lachish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

King James 2000 Bible
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

American King James Version
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

American Standard Version
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So Rabsaces returned, and found the king of the Assyrians besieging Lobna: for he had heard that he had departed from Lachis.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Rabsaces returned, end found the king of the Assyrians besieging Lobna. W For he had heard that he was departed from Lachis.

Darby Bible Translation
And Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.

English Revised Version
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.

World English Bible
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

Young's Literal Translation
And Rabshakeh turneth back and findeth the king of Asshur fighting against Libnah, for he hath heard that he hath journeyed from Lachish.
Study Bible
Sennacherib's Blasphemous Letter
8When the Rab-shakeh heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah. 9Now Sennacherib had been warned about Tirhakah king of Cush: “He has set out to fight against you.” On hearing this, Sennacherib sent messengers to Hezekiah with the order:…
Cross References
Numbers 33:20
They set out from Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah.

Joshua 10:29
Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against Libnah.

Joshua 10:31
And Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Libnah to Lachish. They laid siege to it and fought against it.

Joshua 10:32
And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hands of Israel, and Joshua captured it on the second day. He struck down all the people with the sword, just as he had done to Libnah.

Jeremiah 52:1
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother's name was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.

Treasury of Scripture

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

Rabshakeh

2 Kings 19:8,9
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish…

Numbers 33:20,21
And they departed from Rimmonparez, and pitched in Libnah…

Libnah

Joshua 10:29,31-34
Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah: …

Joshua 21:13
Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs,

2 Kings 8:22
Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

Lachish

Joshua 12:11
The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;

Joshua 15:39
Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,







Lexicon
When
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the Rab-shakeh
שָׁקֵ֔ה (šā·qêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7262: Rabshakeh -- perhaps 'chief of the officers', an Assyrian military leader

heard
שָׁמַ֔ע (šā·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the king of Assyria had left
נָסַ֖ע (nā·sa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey

Lachish,
מִלָּכִֽישׁ׃ (mil·lā·ḵîš)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3923: Lachish -- a Canaanite city Southwest of Jerusalem

he withdrew
וַיָּ֙שָׁב֙ (way·yā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

and found
וַיִּמְצָא֙ (way·yim·ṣā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

the king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

fighting
נִלְחָ֖ם (nil·ḥām)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Libnah.
לִבְנָ֑ה (liḇ·nāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3841: Libnah -- a city in soutwest Judah, also a place in the wilderness
(8) Warring against Libnah . . . Lachish.--Both names occur in Joshua 15:39; Joshua 15:42, as belonging to Judah. The step would seem to indicate a strategic movement, intended to check the march of Tirhakah's army; but in our ignorance of the topography, we can settle nothing further. By some writers Libnah has been identified with Pelusium, or some other town in the Delta of the Nile. The narrative seems, perhaps, to suggest something more than a transfer of the attack from one small fortress in Judah to another; but that is all that can be said.

Verse 8. - Rabshakeh... found the King of Assyria warring against Libnah. Libnah was a town at no great distance from Lachish (Joshua 10:31; Joshua 15:39-42). It was also near Mareshah (Joshua 15:42-44), and must therefore have belonged to the more southern portion of the Shefeleh, and probably to the eastern region, where the hills sink down into the plain. The exact site is very uncertain, and still remains to be discovered. Sennacherib's object in moving upon Libnah is doubtful; but it would seem, from his monuments, that he had captured Lachish (Layard, 'Nineveh and Babylon,' pp. 149-152), and had gone on to Libnah, as the next stronghold on the way to Egypt. 37:1-38 This chapter is the same as 2Ki 19
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