2 Chronicles 32, 1 – 8

31 październik 2022
„But after all this and all Hezekiah’s fidelity, there came Sennacherib, king of Assyria. He invaded Judah and besieged the fortified cities, intending to breach and take them. 2When Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was coming with the intention of attacking Jerusalem, 3he took the advice of his princes and warriors to stop the waters of the springs outside the city; they promised their help. 4A large force was gathered and stopped all the springs and also the stream running nearby. For they said, Why should the kings of Assyria come and find an abundance of water? 5He then looked to his defenses: he rebuilt the wall where it was broken down, raised towers upon it, and built another wall outside. He strengthened the Millo of the City of David and made a great number of spears and shields. 6Then he appointed army commanders over the people. He gathered them together in his presence in the open space at the gate of the city and encouraged them with these words: 7Be strong and steadfast; do not be afraid or dismayed because of the king of Assyria and all the horde coming with him, for there is more with us than with him. 8He has only an arm of flesh, but we have 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”.

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