Bible: 2 Chron. 32:1-7
Sennacherib Invades Judah
32:1 After these faithful deeds were accomplished, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah. He besieged the fortified cities, intending to seize them. 1 32:2 When Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had invaded and intended to attack Jerusalem, 2 32:3 he consulted with his advisers and military officers about stopping up the springs 3 outside the city, and they supported him. 32:4 A large number of people gathered together and stopped up all the springs and the stream that flowed through the district. 4 They reasoned, 5 “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find plenty of water?” 32:5 Hezekiah 6 energetically rebuilt 7 every broken wall. He erected towers and an outer wall, 8 and fortified the terrace of the City of David. 9 He made many weapons and shields.
32:6 He appointed military officers over the army 10 and assembled them in the square at the city gate. He encouraged them, 11 saying, 32:7 “Be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic 12 because of the king of Assyria and this huge army that is with him! We have with us one who is stronger than those who are with him. 13