2 Chronicles 32:1-33, NLT
2 Chronicles 32
Assyria Invades Judah
1After Hezekiah had faithfully carried out this work, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified towns, giving orders for his army to break through their walls.
5Then Hezekiah worked hard at repairing all the broken sections of the wall, erecting towers, and constructing a second wall outside the first. He also reinforced the supporting terraces*32:5 Hebrew the millo. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. in the City of David and manufactured large numbers of weapons and shields.
Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem
9While King Sennacherib of Assyria was still besieging the town of Lachish, he sent his officers to Jerusalem with this message for Hezekiah and all the people in the city:
10“This is what King Sennacherib of Assyria says: What are you trusting in that makes you think you can survive my siege of Jerusalem?
13“Surely you must realize what I and the other kings of Assyria before me have done to all the people of the earth! Were any of the gods of those nations able to rescue their people from my power?
16And Sennacherib’s officers further mocked the Lord God and his servant Hezekiah, heaping insult upon insult.
20Then King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to God in heaven.
22That is how the Lord rescued Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem from King Sennacherib of Assyria and from all the others who threatened them. So there was peace throughout the land.
Hezekiah’s Sickness and Recovery
24About that time Hezekiah became deathly ill. He prayed to the Lord, who healed him and gave him a miraculous sign.
27Hezekiah was very wealthy and highly honored. He built special treasury buildings for his silver, gold, precious stones, and spices, and for his shields and other valuable items.
31However, when ambassadors arrived from Babylon to ask about the remarkable events that had taken place in the land, God withdrew from Hezekiah in order to test him and to see what was really in his heart.
Summary of Hezekiah’s Reign
32The rest of the events in Hezekiah’s reign and his acts of devotion are recorded in The Vision of the Prophet Isaiah Son of Amoz, which is included in The Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.