Cornerstone Baptist Church, 455 Hands Mill
Hwy, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, October 09, 2016
Isaiah Chapter 37
37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his
clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of
37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the
scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto
Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of
trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to
the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
37:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom
the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and
will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift
up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus
saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard,
wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
37:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour,
and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in
his own land.
37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring
against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come
forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to
37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy
God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be
given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all
lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have
destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden
which were in Telassar?
37:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king
of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers,
and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread
it before the LORD.
37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the
cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the
earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and
see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach
the living God.
37:18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the
nations, and their countries,
37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but
the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed
37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the
kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.
37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith
the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against
Sennacherib king of Assyria:
37:22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The
virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to
scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast
thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against
the Holy One of Israel.
37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By
the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the
mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars
thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the
height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.
37:25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have
I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient
times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou
shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
37:27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were
dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the
green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it
be grown up.
37:28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and
thy rage against me.
37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine
ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy
lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
37:30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as
groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same:
and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the
37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again
take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that
escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
37:33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He
shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before
it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.
37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall
not come into this city, saith the LORD.
37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for
my servant David's sake.
37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of
the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they
arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned,
and dwelt at Nineveh.
37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch
his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the
sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son
reigned in his stead.
Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
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