2 Chronicles 32:11
(11) Doth not Hezekiah persuade you.--Is not Hezekiah inciting you (2Kings 18:32; 1Chronicles 21:1). The, verb recurs in 2Chronicles 32:15.

To give over yourselves . . . by thirst.--In order to deliver you to dying . . . by thirst. A softening down of the coarse expression recorded in 2Kings 18:27. Esarhaddon in the record of his Egyptian campaign uses similar language: "siege-works against him I constructed, and food and water, the life of their souls, I cut off."

Verse 11. - The policy of Sennacherib, in the direct attempt to undermine Hezekiah by appealing straight to his people, instead of to himself or his ministers of state, is yet more pronounced in expression, as seen in 2 Kings 18:26, 27.

32:1-23 Those who trust God with their safety, must use proper means, else they tempt him. God will provide, but so must we also. Hezekiah gathered his people together, and spake comfortably to them. A believing confidence in God, will raise us above the prevailing fear of man. Let the good subjects and soldiers of Jesus Christ, rest upon his word, and boldly say, Since God is for us, who can be against us? By the favour of God, enemies are lost, and friends gained.Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine, and by thirst,.... Suggesting that would be their case if they did not surrender:

saying, the Lord our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria? See Gill on Isaiah 36:15.

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