Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2 Chronicles 32

God forsook him! Poor Hezekiah, not the last of God's servants to be forsaken. To know what was in his heart.

Was I careful enough here with God and gods? To associate the one with a singular verb or a plural verb? Just note that there is no difference in the nouns that could let us know who thinks what about each. When does the play of many become one?

Here is another example of disaster for the next generation and riches in the current. I wonder what we might learn from such examples. Not much, it seems.

2 Chronicles 32 Fn Min Max Syll
אַחֲרֵ֨י הַדְּבָרִ֤ים וְהָאֱמֶת֙ הָאֵ֔לֶּה בָּ֖א סַנְחֵרִ֣יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֑וּר
וַיָּבֹ֣א בִֽיהוּדָ֗ה וַיִּ֙חַן֙ עַל־הֶעָרִ֣ים הַבְּצֻר֔וֹת וַיֹּ֖אמֶר לְבִקְעָ֥ם אֵלָֽיו
1 After these truthful matters, Senacherib king of Ashur came.
And he entered Judah, and encamped against the enclosed cities, and said he would split them for himself.
3e 4C 21
24
וַיַּרְא֙ יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ כִּי־בָ֖א סַנְחֵרִ֑יב
וּפָנָ֕יו לַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה עַל־יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם
2 And Hezekiah saw that Senacherib had come,
and his presence was for war against Jerusalem.
3e 4A 11
12
וַיִּוָּעַ֗ץ עִם־שָׂרָיו֙ וְגִבֹּרָ֔יו לִסְתּוֹם֙ אֶת־מֵימֵ֣י הָעֲיָנ֔וֹת אֲשֶׁ֖ר מִח֣וּץ לָעִ֑יר
וַֽיַּעְזְרֽוּהוּ
3 And he took counsel with his nobles and his valiant to block the water of the springs that were outside of the city.
And they helped him.
3e 4B 26
5
וַיִּקָּבְצ֣וּ עַם־רָ֔ב וַֽיִּסְתְּמוּ֙ אֶת־כָּל־הַמַּעְיָנ֔וֹת וְאֶת־הַנַּ֛חַל הַשּׁוֹטֵ֥ף בְּתוֹךְ־הָאָ֖רֶץ לֵאמֹ֑ר
לָ֤מָּה יָב֙וֹאוּ֙ מַלְכֵ֣י אַשּׁ֔וּר וּמָצְא֖וּ מַ֥יִם רַבִּֽים
4 And many people collected themselves, and they blocked all the springs, and the wadi that overflowed in the midst of the land, saying,
Why should the kings of Ashur come and find many waters?
3d 4C 31
15
וַיִּתְחַזַּ֡ק וַיִּבֶן֩ אֶת־כָּל־הַחוֹמָ֨ה הַפְּרוּצָ֜ה וַיַּ֣עַל עַל־הַמִּגְדָּל֗וֹת וְלַח֙וּצָה֙ הַחוֹמָ֣ה אַחֶ֔רֶת וַיְחַזֵּ֥ק אֶת־הַמִּלּ֖וֹא עִ֣יר דָּוִ֑יד
וַיַּ֥עַשׂ שֶׁ֛לַח לָרֹ֖ב וּמָגִנִּֽים
5 And he was resolved, and built up all the wall that was breached, and he went up to the towers, and on the outside, the other wall. And he revamped Millo, the city of David,
and he made javelin in abundance and shields.
3d 4B 43
11
וַיִּתֵּ֛ן שָׂרֵ֥י מִלְחָמ֖וֹת עַל־הָעָ֑ם
וַיִּקְבְּצֵ֣ם אֵלָ֗יו אֶל־רְחוֹב֙ שַׁ֣עַר הָעִ֔יר וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר עַל־לְבָבָ֖ם לֵאמֹֽר
6 And he assigned the chiefs of battles over the people,
and he rallied them to him at the plaza of the gate of the city, and he spoke to their heart, saying,
3d 4B 11
22
חִזְק֣וּ וְאִמְצ֔וּ אַל־תִּֽירְא֣וּ וְאַל־תֵּחַ֗תּוּ מִפְּנֵי֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר וּמִלִּפְנֵ֖י כָּל־הֶהָמ֣וֹן אֲשֶׁר־עִמּ֑וֹ
כִּֽי־עִמָּ֥נוּ רַ֖ב מֵעִמּֽוֹ
7 Be courageous and be assured. Do not fear and do not be in disarray from the presence of the king of Ashur, or from the presence of all the tumult that is with him,
because much more is with us than is with him.
3e 4B 31
7
עִמּוֹ֙ זְר֣וֹעַ בָּשָׂ֔ר וְעִמָּ֜נוּ יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ לְעָזְרֵ֔נוּ וּלְהִלָּחֵ֖ם מִלְחֲמֹתֵ֑נוּ
וַיִּסָּמְכ֣וּ הָעָ֔ם עַל־דִּבְרֵ֖י יְחִזְקִיָּ֥הוּ מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָֽה
8 With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is Yahweh our God, to help us, and to fight our battles.
And the people were supported by the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah.
3e 4C 30
19
אַ֣חַר זֶ֗ה שָׁ֠לַח סַנְחֵרִ֨יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֤וּר עֲבָדָיו֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלַ֔יְמָה וְהוּא֙ עַל־לָכִ֔ישׁ וְכָל־מֶמְשַׁלְתּ֖וֹ עִמּ֑וֹ
עַל־יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֔ה וְעַל־כָּל־יְהוּדָ֛ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לֵאמֹֽר
9 B Following this, Senacherib king of Ashur sent his servants to Jerusalem, (but he to Lachish and all his governance with him),
against Hezekiah, king of Judah, and against all Judah that is in Jerusalem, saying,
3d 4C 32
25
כֹּ֣ה אָמַ֔ר סַנְחֵרִ֖יב מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֑וּר
עַל־מָה֙ אַתֶּ֣ם בֹּטְחִ֔ים וְיֹשְׁבִ֥ים בְּמָצ֖וֹר בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם
10 B Thus says Senacherib king of Ashur,
In what are you trusting that you are seated in the siege in Jerusalem?
3e 4B 10
16
הֲלֹ֤א יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ מַסִּ֣ית אֶתְכֶ֔ם לָתֵ֣ת אֶתְכֶ֔ם לָמ֛וּת בְּרָעָ֥ב וּבְצָמָ֖א לֵאמֹ֑ר
יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ יַצִּילֵ֕נוּ מִכַּ֖ף מֶ֥לֶךְ אַשּֽׁוּר
11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to permit yourselves to die hungry and thirsty, saying,
Yahweh our God will deliver us from the palm of the king of Ashur?
3d 4C 25
16
הֲלֹא־הוּא֙ יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ הֵסִ֥יר אֶת־בָּמֹתָ֖יו וְאֶת־מִזְבְּחֹתָ֑יו
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר לִֽיהוּדָ֤ה וְלִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לִפְנֵ֨י מִזְבֵּ֧חַ אֶחָ֛ד תִּֽשְׁתַּחֲו֖וּ וְעָלָ֥יו תַּקְטִֽירוּ
12 Has not he Hezekiah put aside his high places and his altars,
and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, saying, Before one altar you will worship, and on it you will burn incense?
3c 4C 19
30
הֲלֹ֣א תֵדְע֗וּ מֶ֤ה עָשִׂ֙יתִי֙ אֲנִ֣י וַאֲבוֹתַ֔י לְכֹ֖ל עַמֵּ֣י הָאֲרָצ֑וֹת
הֲיָכ֣וֹל יָֽכְל֗וּ אֱלֹהֵי֙ גּוֹיֵ֣ הָאֲרָצ֔וֹת לְהַצִּ֥יל אֶת־אַרְצָ֖ם מִיָּדִֽי
13 Do you not know what I have done, I and my ancestors, to all the peoples of the lands?
Were they able, the gods of the nations of the lands, to deliver their land from my hands?
3e 4C 22
23
מִ֠י בְּֽכָל־אֱלֹהֵ֞י הַגּוֹיִ֤ם הָאֵ֙לֶּה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הֶחֱרִ֣ימוּ אֲבוֹתַ֔י אֲשֶׁ֣ר יָכ֔וֹל לְהַצִּ֥יל אֶת־עַמּ֖וֹ מִיָּדִ֑י
כִּ֤י יוּכַל֙ אֱלֹ֣הֵיכֶ֔ם לְהַצִּ֥יל אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִיָּדִֽי
14 ~ Who is among all the gods of these nations, that my ancestors did not utterly destroy, who could deliver his people from my hands,
that your God would be able to deliver you from my hands?
3e 4C 34
15
וְעַתָּ֡ה אַל־יַשִּׁיא֩ אֶתְכֶ֨ם חִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ וְאַל־יַסִּ֨ית אֶתְכֶ֣ם כָּזֹאת֮ וְאַל־תַּאֲמִ֣ינוּ לוֹ֒ כִּי־לֹ֣א יוּכַ֗ל כָּל־אֱל֙וֹהַ֙ כָּל־גּ֣וֹי וּמַמְלָכָ֔ה לְהַצִּ֥יל עַמּ֛וֹ מִיָּדִ֖י וּמִיַּ֣ד אֲבוֹתָ֑י
אַ֚ף כִּ֣י אֱ‍ֽלֹהֵיכֶ֔ם לֹא־יַצִּ֥ילוּ אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִיָּדִֽי
15 So now, do not let Hezekiah lure you nor persuade you such as this, nor should you believe him, for no God is able, of any nation or kingdom, to deliver his people from my hands or from the hand of my ancestors.
Indeed for your gods, they will not deliver you from my hands.
3d 4C 55
13
וְעוֹד֙ דִּבְּר֣וּ עֲבָדָ֔יו עַל־יְהוָ֖ה הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
וְעַ֖ל יְחִזְקִיָּ֥הוּ עַבְדּֽוֹ
16 And still his servants spoke against Yahweh God,
and against Hezekiah his servant.
3e 4B 14
9
וּסְפָרִ֣ים כָּתַ֔ב לְחָרֵ֕ף לַיהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וְלֵֽאמֹ֨ר עָלָ֜יו לֵאמֹ֗ר כֵּֽאלֹהֵ֞י גּוֹיֵ֤ הָאֲרָצוֹת֙ אֲשֶׁ֨ר לֹא־הִצִּ֤ילוּ עַמָּם֙ מִיָּדִ֔י כֵּ֣ן לֹֽא־יַצִּ֞יל אֱלֹהֵ֧י יְחִזְקִיָּ֛הוּ עַמּ֖וֹ מִיָּדִֽי
17 And he wrote correspondence to reproach Yahweh the God of Israel,
and pronouncing against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands that did not deliver their people from my hands, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver his people from my hands.
3c 4C 16
42
וַיִּקְרְא֨וּ בְקוֹל־גָּד֜וֹל יְהוּדִ֗ית עַל־עַ֤ם יְרוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עַל־הַֽחוֹמָ֔ה לְיָֽרְאָ֖ם וּֽלְבַהֲלָ֑ם
לְמַ֖עַן יִלְכְּד֥וּ אֶת־הָעִֽיר
18 And they called with a great voice in Judean against the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to make them fearful and to vex them,
so that they might conquer the city.
3e 4C 30
9
וַֽיְדַבְּר֔וּ אֶל־אֱלֹהֵ֖י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
כְּעַ֗ל אֱלֹהֵי֙ עַמֵּ֣י הָאָ֔רֶץ מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה יְדֵ֥י הָאָדָֽם
19 And they spoke of the God of Jerusalem,
as over the gods of the peoples of the land, a deed of the hands of humanity.
3e 4B 11
18
וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֞ל יְחִזְקִיָּ֣הוּ הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ וִֽישַֽׁעְיָ֧הוּ בֶן־אָמ֛וֹץ הַנָּבִ֖יא עַל־זֹ֑את
וַֽיִּזְעֲק֖וּ הַשָּׁמָֽיִם
20 And Hezekiah the king prayed, and Isaiah child of Amoz, the prophet, over this,
and they appealed to the heavens.
3c 4B 24
8
וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח יְהוָה֙ מַלְאָ֔ךְ וַיַּכְחֵ֞ד כָּל־גִּבּ֥וֹר חַ֙יִל֙ וְנָגִ֣יד וְשָׂ֔ר בְּמַחֲנֵ֖ה מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֑וּר
וַיָּשָׁב֩ בְּבֹ֨שֶׁת פָּנִ֜ים לְאַרְצ֗וֹ וַיָּבֹא֙ בֵּ֣ית אֱלֹהָ֔יו וּמִֽיצִיאֵ֣י מֵעָ֔יו שָׁ֖ם הִפִּילֻ֥הוּ בֶחָֽרֶב
21 And Yahweh sent a messenger, and he effaced all of valour and ability, and herald, and chief in the camp of the king of Ashur.
So he returned, ashamed of face, to his land, and he entered the house of his God. And one who had come forth from his inner parts, there felled him by the sword.
3e 4C 28
32
וַיּוֹשַׁע֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֶת־יְחִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ וְאֵ֣ת ׀ יֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם מִיַּ֛ד סַנְחֵרִ֥יב מֶֽלֶךְ־אַשּׁ֖וּר וּמִיַּד־כֹּ֑ל
וַֽיְנַהֲלֵ֖ם מִסָּבִֽיב
22 So Yahweh saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Senacherib king of Ashur, and from the hand of all.
And he refreshed them on every side.
3d 4B 32
7
וְ֠רַבִּים מְבִיאִ֨ים מִנְחָ֤ה לַיהוָה֙ לִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וּמִ֨גְדָּנ֔וֹת לִֽיחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֑ה
וַיִּנַּשֵּׂ֛א לְעֵינֵ֥י כָל־הַגּוֹיִ֖ם מֵאַֽחֲרֵי־כֵֽן
23 ~ And many brought a gift for Yahweh to Jerusalem, and things of quality to Hezekiah king of Judah.
And he was lifted up in the sight of all the nations afterward, thus.
3d 4C 28
16
בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֔ם חָלָ֥ה יְחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ עַד־לָמ֑וּת
וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל֙ אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֔וֹ וּמוֹפֵ֖ת נָ֥תַן לֽוֹ
24 In those days Hezekiah was ill to the point of death.
And he prayed to Yahweh, and he talked to him, and a portent he gave him.
3e 4B 15
17
וְלֹא־כִגְמֻ֤ל עָלָיו֙ הֵשִׁ֣יב יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ כִּ֥י גָבַ֖הּ לִבּ֑וֹ
וַיְהִ֤י עָלָיו֙ קֶ֔צֶף וְעַל־יְהוּדָ֖ה וִירוּשָׁלִָֽם
25 But not according to the reward for him, did Hezekiah restore, for haughty was his heart.
And there was against him rage, and against Judah and Jerusalem.
3e 4C 18
15
וַיִּכָּנַ֤ע יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ בְּגֹ֣בַהּ לִבּ֔וֹ ה֖וּא וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וְלֹא־בָ֤א עֲלֵיהֶם֙ קֶ֣צֶף יְהוָ֔ה בִּימֵ֖י יְחִזְקִיָּֽהוּ
26 But Hezekiah subdued himself in the haughtiness of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And the rage of Yahweh not did come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
3e 4C 22
16
וַיְהִ֧י לִֽיחִזְקִיָּ֛הוּ עֹ֥שֶׁר וְכָב֖וֹד הַרְבֵּ֣ה מְאֹ֑ד
וְאֹֽצָר֣וֹת עָֽשָׂה־ל֠וֹ לְכֶ֨סֶף וּלְזָהָ֜ב וּלְאֶ֣בֶן יְקָרָ֗ה וְלִבְשָׂמִים֙ וּלְמָ֣גִנִּ֔ים וּלְכֹ֖ל כְּלֵ֥י חֶמְדָּֽה
27 And Hezekiah had riches, and very abundant glory.
And treasuries he constructed for himself, for silver, and for gold, and for precious stone, and for spices, and for shields, and for all attractive articles,
3c 4B 16
33
וּמִ֨סְכְּנ֔וֹת לִתְבוּאַ֥ת דָּגָ֖ן וְתִיר֣וֹשׁ וְיִצְהָ֑ר
וְאֻֽרָוֺת֙ לְכָל־בְּהֵמָ֣ה וּבְהֵמָ֔ה וַעֲדָרִ֖ים לָאֲוֵרֽוֹת
28 And storerooms for the income of grain, and new wine, and clarified oil,
and corrals for every beast, and cattle, and troops to corral.
3e 4B 15
20
וְעָרִים֙ עָ֣שָׂה ל֔וֹ וּמִקְנֵה־צֹ֥אן וּבָקָ֖ר לָרֹ֑ב
כִּ֤י נָֽתַן־לוֹ֙ אֱלֹהִ֔ים רְכ֖וּשׁ רַ֥ב מְאֹֽד
29 And cities he constructed for himself, and acquired sheep and oxen in abundance,
for God had given him property in excessive abundance.
3e 4C 15
12
וְה֣וּא יְחִזְקִיָּ֗הוּ סָתַם֙ אֶת־מוֹצָ֞א מֵימֵ֤י גִיחוֹן֙ הָֽעֶלְי֔וֹן וַֽיַּישְּׁרֵ֥ם לְמַֽטָּה־מַּעְרָ֖בָה לְעִ֣יר דָּוִ֑יד
וַיַּצְלַ֥ח יְחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ בְּכָֽל־מַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ
30 And he, Hezekiah, blocked the emerging of the waters of Gihon, the upper part, and brought it straight downward from the westward of the city of David.
And Hezekiah prospered in all his deeds.
3e 4C 32
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וְכֵ֞ן בִּמְלִיצֵ֣י ׀ שָׂרֵ֣י בָּבֶ֗ל הַֽמְשַׁלְּחִ֤ים עָלָיו֙ לִדְרֹ֗שׁ הַמּוֹפֵת֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הָיָ֣ה בָאָ֔רֶץ עֲזָב֖וֹ הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים
לְנַ֨סּוֹת֔וֹ לָדַ֖עַת כָּל־בִּלְבָבֽוֹ
31 And thus he gratified the chiefs of Babel who were sent to him to search out the portent that was in the land. God forsook him to prove him,
to know all that was in his heart.
3e 4C 33
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וְיֶ֛תֶר דִּבְרֵ֥י יְחִזְקִיָּ֖הוּ וַחֲסָדָ֑יו
הִנָּ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֗ים בַּחֲז֞וֹן יְשַֽׁעְיָ֤הוּ בֶן־אָמוֹץ֙ הַנָּבִ֔יא עַל־סֵ֥פֶר מַלְכֵי־יְהוּדָ֖ה וְיִשְׂרָאֵֽל
32 And the remaining words of Hezekiah and his kindnesses,
behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah, child of Amoz, the prophet, in the record of the kings of Judah and Israel.
3d 4C 14
30
וַיִּשְׁכַּ֨ב יְחִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ עִם־אֲבֹתָ֗יו וַֽיִּקְבְּרֻהוּ֮ בְּֽמַעֲלֵה֮ קִבְרֵ֣י בְנֵי־דָוִיד֒ וְכָבוֹד֙ עָֽשׂוּ־ל֣וֹ בְמוֹת֔וֹ כָּל־יְהוּדָ֖ה וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ מְנַשֶּׁ֥ה בְנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּֽיו
33 And Hezekiah was laid out with his ancestors, and they entombed him the upper tombs of the children of David, and gloriously they did for him in his death, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
3d 4B 45
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