17 Then the king of Assyria sent the Tartan,(A) the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh, along with a massive army, from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem.(B) They advanced and came to Jerusalem, and[a] they took their position by the aqueduct of the upper pool, which is by the highway to the Fuller’s Field.(C) 18 Then they called for the king, but Eliakim(D) son of Hilkiah, who was in charge of the palace, Shebnah(E) the court secretary, and Joah son of Asaph, the court historian, came out to them.(F)

The Rabshakeh’s Speech

19 Then(G) the Rabshakeh said to them, “Tell Hezekiah this is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: ‘What are you relying on?[b](H)

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  1. 2 Kings 18:17 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads and came and
  2. 2 Kings 18:19 Lit What is this trust which you trust