||anno tertio Osee filii Hela regis Israhel regnavit Ezechias filius Ahaz regis Iuda
In the third year of Osee, the son of Ela, king of Israel, reigned Ezechias, the son of Achaz, king of Juda.
||viginti quinque annorum erat cum regnare coepisset et viginti et novem annis regnavit in Hierusalem nomen matris eius Abi filia Zacchariae
He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign: and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem: the name of his mother was Abi, the daughter of Zacharias.
||fecitque quod erat bonum coram Domino iuxta omnia quae fecerat David pater suus
And he did that which was good before the Lord, according to all that David, his father, had done
||ipse dissipavit excelsa et contrivit statuas et succidit lucos confregitque serpentem aeneum quem fecerat Moses siquidem usque ad illud tempus filii Israhel adolebant ei incensum vocavitque eum Naasthan
He destroyed the high places, and broke the statues in pieces, and cut down the groves, and broke the brazen serpent, which Moses had made: for till that time the children of Israel burnt incense to it: and he called its name Nohestan.
||in Domino Deo Israhel speravit itaque post eum non fuit similis ei de cunctis regibus Iuda sed neque in his qui ante eum fuerunt
He trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel: so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Juda, nor any of them that were before him:
||et adhesit Domino et non recessit a vestigiis eius fecitque mandata eius quae praeceperat Dominus Mosi
And he stuck to the Lord, and departed not from his steps, but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses.
||unde et erat Dominus cum eo et in cunctis ad quae procedebat sapienter se agebat rebellavit quoque contra regem Assyriorum et non servivit ei
Wherefore the Lord also was with him, and in all things, to which he went forth, he behaved himself wisely. And he rebelled against the king of the Assyrians, and served him not.
||ipse percussit Philistheos usque Gazam et omnes terminos eorum a turre custodum usque ad civitatem muratam
He smote the Philistines as far as Gaza, and all their borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
||anno quarto regis Ezechiae qui erat annus septimus Osee filii Hela regis Israhel ascendit Salmanassar rex Assyriorum Samariam et obpugnavit eam
In the fourth year of king Ezechias, which was the seventh vear of Osee, the son of Ela, king of Israel, Salmanasar, king of the Assyrians, came up to Samaria, and besieged it,
||et cepit nam post annos tres anno sexto Ezechiae id est nono anno Osee regis Israhel capta est Samaria
And took it. For after three years, in the sixth year of Ezechias, that is, in the ninth year of Osee, king of Israel, Samaria was taken:
||et transtulit rex Assyriorum Israhel in Assyrios conlocavitque eos in Ala et in Habor fluviis Gozan in civitatibus Medorum
And the king of the Assyrians carried away Israel into Assyria, and placed them in Hala, and in Habor, by the rivers of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes.
||quia non audierunt vocem Domini Dei sui sed praetergressi sunt pactum eius omnia quae praeceperat Moses servus Domini non audierunt neque fecerunt
Because they hearkened not to the voice of the Lord, their God, but transgressed his covenant: all that Moses, the servant of the Lord, commanded, they would not hear, nor do.
||anno quartodecimo regis Ezechiae ascendit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum ad universas civitates Iuda munitas et cepit eas
In the fourteenth year of king Ezechias, Sennacherib, king of the Assyrians, came up against the fenced cities of Juda, and took them.
||tunc misit Ezechias rex Iuda nuntios ad regem Assyriorum Lachis dicens peccavi recede a me et omne quod inposueris mihi feram indixit itaque rex Assyriorum Ezechiae regi Iudae trecenta talenta argenti et triginta talenta auri
Then Ezechias, king of Juda, sent messengers to the king of the Assyrians, to Lachis, saying: I have offended, depart from me: and all that thou shalt put upon me, I will bear. And the king of the Assyrians put a tax upon Ezechias, king of Juda, of three hundred talents of silver, and thirty talents of gold.
||deditque Ezechias omne argentum quod reppertum fuerat in domo Domini et in thesauris regis
And Ezechias gave all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the king's treasures.
||in tempore illo confregit Ezechias valvas templi Domini et lamminas auri quas ipse adfixerat et dedit eas regi Assyriorum
At that time Ezechias broke the doors of the temple of the Lord, and the plates of gold which he had fastened on them, and gave them to the king of the Assyrians.
||misit autem rex Assyriorum Tharthan et Rabsaris et Rabsacen de Lachis ad regem Ezechiam cum manu valida Hierusalem qui cum ascendissent venerunt in Hierusalem et steterunt iuxta aquaeductum piscinae superioris quae est in via agri Fullonis
And the king of the Assyrians sent Tharthan, and Rabsaris, and Rabsaces, from Lachis, to king Ezechias, with a strong army, to Jerusalem: and they went up and came to Jerusalem, and they stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the way of the fuller's field.
||vocaveruntque regem egressus est autem ad eos Eliachim filius Helciae praepositus domus et Sobna scriba et Ioahe filius Asaph a commentariis
And they called for the king: and there went out to them Eliacim, the son of Helcias, who was over the house, and Sobna, the scribe, and Joahe, the son of Asaph, the recorder.
||dixitque ad eos Rabsaces loquimini Ezechiae haec dicit rex magnus rex Assyriorum quae est ista fiducia qua niteris
And Rabsaces said to them: Speak to Ezechias: Thus saith the great king, the king of the Assyrians: What is this confidence, wherein thou trustest?
||forsitan inisti consilium ut praepares te ad proelium in quo confidis ut audeas rebellare
Perhaps thou hast taken counsel, to prepare thyself for battle. On whom dost thou trust, that thou darest to rebel?
||an speras in baculo harundineo atque confracto Aegypto super quem si incubuerit homo comminutus ingreditur manum eius et perforabit eam sic est Pharao rex Aegypti omnibus qui confidunt in se
Dost thou trust in Egypt a staff of a broken reed, upon which if a man lean, it will break and go into his hand, and pierce it? so is Pharao, king of Egypt, to all that trust in him.
||quod si dixeritis mihi in Domino Deo nostro habemus fiduciam nonne iste est cuius abstulit Ezechias excelsa et altaria et praecepit Iudae et Hierusalem ante altare hoc adorabitis in Hierusalem
But if you say to me: We trust in the Lord, our God: is it not he, whose high places and altars Ezechias hath taken away: and hath commanded Juda and Jerusalem: You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?
||nunc igitur transite ad dominum meum regem Assyriorum et dabo vobis duo milia equorum et videte an habere valeatis ascensores eorum
Now therefore come over to my master, the king of the Assyrians, and I will give you two thousand horses, and see whether you be able to have riders for them.
||et quomodo potestis resistere ante unum satrapam de servis domini mei minimis an fiduciam habes in Aegypto propter currus et equites
And how can you stand against one lord of the least of my master's servants? Dost thou trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
||numquid sine Domini voluntate ascendi ad locum istum ut demolirer eum Dominus dixit mihi ascende ad terram hanc et demolire eam
Is it without the will of the Lord that I am come up to this place to destroy it? The Lord said to me: Go up to this land, and destroy it.
||dixerunt autem Eliachim filius Helciae et Sobna et Ioahe Rabsaci precamur ut loquaris nobis servis tuis syriace siquidem intellegimus hanc linguam et non loquaris nobis iudaice audiente populo qui est super murum
Then Eliacim, the son of Helcias, and Sobna, and Joahe, said to Rabsaces: We pray thee, speak to us, thy servants, in Syriac: for we understand that tongue: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the hearing of the people that are upon the wall.
||responditque eis Rabsaces numquid ad dominum tuum et ad te misit me dominus meus ut loquerer sermones hos et non ad viros qui sedent super murum ut comedant stercora sua et bibant urinam suam vobiscum
And Rabsaces answered them, saying: Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words, and not rather to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their urine with you?
||stetit itaque Rabsaces et clamavit voce magna iudaice et ait audite verba regis magni regis Assyriorum
Then Rabsaces stood, and cried out with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said: Hear the word of the great king, the king of the Assyrians.
||haec dicit rex non vos seducat Ezechias non enim poterit eruere vos de manu mea
Thus saith the king: Let not Ezechias deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of my hand.
||neque fiduciam vobis tribuat super Domino dicens eruens liberabit nos Dominus et non tradetur civitas haec in manu regis Assyriorum
Neither let him make you trust in the Lord, saying: The Lord will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of the Assyrians.
||nolite audire Ezechiam haec enim dicit rex Assyriorum facite mecum quod vobis est utile et egredimini ad me et comedet unusquisque de vinea sua et de ficu sua et bibetis aquas de cisternis vestris
Do not hearken to Ezechias. For thus saith the king of the Assyrians: Do with me that which is for your advantage, and come out to me: and every man of you shall eat of his own vineyard, and of his own fig tree: and you shall drink water of your own cisterns,
||donec veniam et transferam vos in terram quae similis terrae vestrae est in terram fructiferam et fertilem vini terram panis et vinearum terram olivarum et olei ac mellis et vivetis et non moriemini nolite audire Ezechiam qui vos decipit dicens Dominus liberabit nos
Till I come, and take you away, to a land, like to your own land, a fruitful land, and plentiful in wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olives, and oil, and honey, and you shall live, and not die. Hearken not to Ezechias, who deceiveth you, saying: The Lord will deliver us.
||numquid liberaverunt dii gentium terram suam de manu regis Assyriorum
Have any of the gods of the nations delivered their land from the hand of the king of Assyria?
||ubi est deus Emath et Arfad ubi est deus Sepharvaim Ana et Ava numquid liberaverunt Samariam de manu mea
Where is the god of Emath, and of Arphad? where is the god of Sepharvaim, of Ana, and of Ava? have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
||quinam illi sunt in universis diis terrarum qui eruerunt regionem suam de manu mea ut possit eruere Dominus Hierusalem de manu mea
Who are they among all the gods of the nations that have delivered their country out of my hand, that the Lord may deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
||tacuit itaque populus et non respondit ei quicquam siquidem praeceptum regis acceperant ut non responderent ei
But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for they had received commandment from the king that they should not answer him.
||venitque Eliachim filius Helciae praepositus domus et Sobna scriba et Ioahe filius Asaph a commentariis ad Ezechiam scissis vestibus et nuntiaverunt ei verba Rabsacis
And Eliacim, the son of Helcias, who was over the house, and Sobna, the scribe, and Joahe, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Ezechias, with their garments rent, and told him the words of Rabsaces.