||et factum est in quartodecimo anno regis Ezechiae ascendit Sennacherib rex Assyriorum super omnes civitates Iuda munitas et cepit eas
And it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Ezechias, that Sennacherib king of the Assyrians came up against all the fenced cities of Juda, and took them.
||et misit rex Assyriorum Rabsacen de Lachis in Hierusalem ad regem Ezechiam in manu gravi et stetit in aquaeductu piscinae superioris in via agri Fullonis
And the king of the Assyrians sent Rabsaces from Lachis to Jerusalem, to king Ezechias with a great army, and he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the way of the fuller's field.
||et egressus est ad eum Eliachim filius Helciae qui erat super domum et Sobna scriba et Ioae filius Asaph a commentariis
And there went out to him Eliacim the son of Helcias, who was over the house, and Sobna the scribe, and Joahe the son of Asaph the recorder.
||et dixit ad eos Rabsaces dicite Ezechiae haec dicit rex magnus rex Assyriorum quae est ista fiducia qua confidis
And Rabsaces said to them: Tell Ezechias: Thus saith the great king, the king of the Assyrians: What is this confidence wherein thou trustest?
||aut quo consilio vel fortitudine rebellare disponis super quem habes fiduciam quia recessisti a me
Or with what counsel or strength dost thou prepare for war? on whom dost thou trust, that thou art revolted from me?
||ecce confidis super baculum harundineum confractum istum super Aegyptum cui si innisus fuerit homo intrabit in manu eius et perforabit eam sic Pharao rex Aegypti omnibus qui confidunt in eo
Lo thou trustest upon this broken staff of a reed, upon Egypt: upon which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharao king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
||quod si responderis mihi in Domino Deo nostro confidimus nonne ipse est cuius abstulit Ezechias excelsa et altaria et dixit Iudae et Hierusalem coram altari isto adorabitis
But if thou wilt answer me: We trust in the Lord our God: is it not he whose high places and altars Ezechias hath taken away, and hath said to Juda and Jerusalem: You shall worship before this altar?
||et nunc trade te domino meo regi Assyriorum et dabo tibi duo milia equorum nec poteris ex te praebere ascensores eorum
And now deliver thyself up to my lord the king of the Assyrians, and I will give thee two thousand horses, and thou wilt not be able on thy part to find riders for them.
||et quomodo sustinebis faciem iudicis unius loci ex servis domini mei minoribus quod si confidis in Aegypto in quadriga et in equitibus
And how wilt thou stand against the face of the judge of one place, of the least of my master's servants? But if thou trust in Egypt, in chariots and in horsemen:
||et nunc numquid sine Domino ascendi ad terram istam ut disperderem eam Dominus dixit ad me ascende super terram istam et disperde eam
And am I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me: Go up against this land, and destroy it.
||et dixit Eliachim et Sobna et Ioae ad Rabsacen loquere ad servos tuos syra lingua intellegimus enim ne loquaris ad nos iudaice in auribus populi qui est super murum
And Eliacim, and Sobna, and Joahe said to Rabsaces: Speak to thy servants in the Syrian tongue: for we understand it: speak not to us in the Jews' language in the hearing of the people, that are upon the wall.
||et dixit ad eos Rabsaces numquid ad dominum tuum et ad te misit me dominus meus ut loquerer omnia verba ista et non potius ad viros qui sedent in muro ut comedant stercora sua et bibant urinam pedum suorum vobiscum
And Rabsaces said to them: Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee, to speak all these words; and not rather to the men that sit on the wall; that they may eat their own dung, and drink their urine with you?
||et stetit Rabsaces et clamavit voce magna iudaice et dixit audite verba regis magni regis Assyriorum
Then Rabsaces stood, and cried out with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said: Hear the words of the great king, the king of the Assyrians.
||haec dicit rex non seducat vos Ezechias quia non poterit eruere vos
Thus saith the king: Let not Ezechias deceive you, for he shall not be able to deliver you.
||et non vobis tribuat fiduciam Ezechias super Domino dicens eruens liberabit nos Dominus non dabitur civitas ista in manu regis Assyriorum
And let not Ezechias make you trust in the Lord, saying: The Lord will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hands of the king of the Assyrians.
||nolite audire Ezechiam haec enim dicit rex Assyriorum facite mecum benedictionem et egredimini ad me et comedite unusquisque vineam suam et unusquisque ficum suam et bibite unusquisque aquam cisternae suae
Do not hearken to Ezechias: for thus said the king of the Assyrians: Do with me that which is for your advantage, and come out to me, and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the water of his cistern,
||donec veniam et tollam vos ad terram quae est ut terra vestra terram frumenti et vini terram panum et vinearum
Till I come and take you away to a land, like to your own, a land of corn and of wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
||ne conturbet vos Ezechias dicens Dominus liberabit nos numquid liberaverunt dii gentium unusquisque terram suam de manu regis Assyriorum
Neither let Ezechias trouble you, saying: The Lord will deliver us. Have any of the gods of the nations delivered their land out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians?
||ubi est deus Emath et Arfad ubi est deus Seffarvaim numquid liberaverunt Samariam de manu mea
Where is the god of Emath and of Arphad? where is the god of Sepharvaim? have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
||quis est ex omnibus diis terrarum istarum qui eruerit terram suam de manu mea ut eruat Dominus Hierusalem de manu mea
Who is there among all the gods of these lands, that hath delivered his country out of my hand, that the Lord may deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
||et siluerunt et non responderunt ei verbum mandaverat enim rex dicens ne respondeatis ei
And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: Answer him not.
||et ingressus est Eliachim filius Helciae qui erat super domum et Sobna scriba et Ioae filius Asaph a commentariis ad Ezechiam scissis vestibus et nuntiaverunt ei verba Rabsacis
And Eliacim the son of Helcias, that was over the house, and Sobna the scribe, and Joahe the son of Asaph the recorder, went in to Ezechias with their garments rent, and told him the words of Rabsaces.