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ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX. PROPHET - DATE JONAH(825-785BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA(785-725BC)? MICAH(785-710BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH(701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)?

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1 ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX

2 PROPHET - DATE JONAH( BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA( BC)? MICAH( BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH( BC)? NAHUM (700BC)? ZEPHANIAH(630BC)? JEREMIAH( BC)? DANIEL ( BC)? HABAKKUK(598BC)? EZEKIEL( BC)? OBADIAH( BC)? EZRA ( BC)? HAGGAI( BC)? ZECHARIAH( BC)? MALACHI( BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER ( BC)? HEZEKIAH (JUDAH) ( BC)? SHALMANESER ( BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB ( BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? ZEDEKIAH (JUDAH) ( BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR( BC)? CYRUS ( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS ( BC)?

3 OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX SENNACHERIB RIDICULES THE LORD V. 1 MESSAGE TO HEZEKIAH & JUDAHV JUDAH & JERUSALEM AFFLICTEDV

4 READ:ISAIAH 36:1-3 SENNACHERIB BOASTS AGAINST THE LORD 1Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 2Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. 3And Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him.

5 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:1-3 SENNACHERIB BOASTS AGAINST THE LORD 1Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 2Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. 3And Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him. WHO WAS HEZEKIAH?KING OF JUDAH? WHO WAS KING OF ASSYRIA? SENNACHERIB? WHAT DID SENNACHERIB DO?WHEN? WHO CAME OUT TO MEET THE RABSHAKEN?

6 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:1-3 1Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. WHO WAS HEZEKIAH?KING OF JUDAH? READ:2 KINGS 18:5-7 5He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him. 6For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. 7The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. NKJV

7 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:1-3 1Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. WHO WAS SENNACHERIB ?KING OF ASSYRIA? WHAT DID SENNACHERIB DO? WHEN? 709 BC? READ:2 KINGS 18:13 13And in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. READ:2 CHRONICLES 32:1 1After these deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah; he encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself.

8 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:1-3 2Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. WHO DID SENNACHERIB SEND TO HEZEKIAH? THE RABSHAKEN? READ:2 CHRONICLES 32:9-10 9After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces with him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10"Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: ‘In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem?’NKJV

9 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:1-3 2Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. WHO DID SENNACHERIB SEND TO HEZEKIAH? THE RABSHAKEN? READ:2 KINGS 18:17 17Then the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rabsaris, and the Rabshakeh from Lachish, with a great army against Jerusalem, to King Hezekiah. They went up and came to Jerusalem. When they had come up, they went and stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, which was on the highway to the Fuller's Field.NKJV

10 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:1-3 3And Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him. WHO CAME OUT TO MEET THE RABSHAKEN? ELIAKIM - SHEBNA - JOAH READ:2 KINGS 18:18 18And when they called to the king, Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to them.NKJV

11 READ:ISAIAH 36:4-6 4Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 5I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? 6Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

12 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:4-6 4Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 5I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? 6Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH SAY TO THEM? WHEN DID THE JEWS REBEL AGAINST ASSYRIA? WHO DID JUDAH TRUST?PHAROAH?

13 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:4-6 4Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 5I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH SAY TO THEM? WHEN DID ISRAEL REBEL AGAINST ASSYRIA? READ:2 KINGS 17:1-4 1In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years. 2And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel who were before him. 3Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him; and Hoshea became his vassal, and paid him tribute money. 4And the king of Assyria uncovered a conspiracy by Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and brought no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

14 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:4-6 5I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? WHY DID HEZEKIAH REBEL AGAINST ASSYRIA? READ:2 KINGS 18:7 7The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. NKJV READ:2 KINGS 18: Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 20You speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. And in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? NKJV

15 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:4-6 6Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. IN WHOM DID ISRAEL TRUST? PHAROAH? READ:EZEKIEL 17: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely in the place where the king dwells who made him king, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke — with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die. 17Nor will Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company do anything in the war, when they heap up a siege mound and build a wall to cut off many persons. 18Since he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, and in fact gave his hand and still did all these things, he shall not escape.'“NKJV

16 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:4-6 6Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. WHY DID ISRAEL & JUDAH TRUST EGYPT WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE PHAROAH OF EGYPT? WHY? READ:EZEKIEL 29:6-7 6“Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, Because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel. 7When they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their shoulders; When they leaned on you, You broke and made all their backs quiver." NKJV

17 READ:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘

18 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP?

19 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP? WHERE DID THE LORD TELL ISRAEL TO WORSHIP? READ:DEUTERONOMY 12:5-7 5“But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go. 6There you shall take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, your vowed offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. 7And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all to which you have put your hand, you and your households, in which the LORD your God has blessed you. NKJV

20 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP? WHERE DID THE LORD TELL ISRAEL TO WORSHIP? READ:DEUTERONOMY 12: But when you cross over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety, 11Then there will be the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide. There you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to the LORD. 13Take heed to yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see; 14But in the place which the LORD chooses, in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you. NKJV

21 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID SOLOMON WORSHIP?WHY? KING OF ISRAEL1015–975 BC? READ:1 KINGS 3:1-3 1Now Solomon made a treaty with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and married Pharaoh's daughter; then he brought her to the City of David until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall all around Jerusalem. 2Meanwhile the people sacrificed at the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the LORD until those days. 3And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense at the high places. NKJV

22 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID JEROBOAM TELL ISRAEL TO WORSHIP? KING OF ISRAEL BC? READ:1 KINGS 12: Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did at Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And at Bethel he installed the priests of the high places which he had made. 33So he made offerings on the altar which he had made at Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, in the month which he had devised in his own heart. And he ordained a feast for the children of Israel, and offered sacrifices on the altar and burned incense. NKJV

23 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID ASA DO?NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH BC? READ:2 CHRONICLES 15: Also he removed Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of Asherah; And Asa cut down her obscene image, then crushed and burned it by the Brook Kidron. 17But the high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days.

24 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID JEHOSHAPHAT DO?NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH BC? READ:2 CHRONICLES 20: So Jehoshaphat was king over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32And he walked in the way of his father Asa, and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the LORD. 33Nevertheless the high places were not taken away, for as yet the people had not directed their hearts to the God of their fathers. (1 KINGS 22:41-50)

25 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID AMAZIAH DO?NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH BC? READ:2 KINGS 14:1-4 1In the second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, became king. 2He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 3And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like his father David; he did everything as his father Joash had done. 4However the high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. NKJV (2 CHRONICLES 25:1-26:2)

26 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID AZARIAH (UZZIAH) DO?NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH BC? READ:2 KINGS 15:1-5 1In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah the son of Amaziah, king of Judah, became king. 2He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. 3And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done, 4Except that the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. 5Then the LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death. He dwelt in an isolated house. And Jotham the king's son was over the royal house, judging the people of the land. (2 CHRONICLES 26:3-23)

27 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID JOTHAM DO?NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH BC? READ:2 KINGS 15: In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, Jotham the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, began to reign. 33He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. 34And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD; he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done. 35However the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. He built the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD. NKJV

28 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? ISRAEL IN CAPTIVITY 721 BC? WHAT DID ISRAEL WORSHIP IN SAMARIA?WHY? READ:2 KINGS 17: Every nation continued to make gods of its own, and put them in the shrines on the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities where they dwelt. 30The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32So they feared the LORD, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods — according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away. NKJV

29 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH BC? WHAT DID HEZEKIAH DO? READ:2 KINGS 18:4-7 4He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. 5He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him. 6For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. 7The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.

30 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 7"But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP? HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH BC? READ:2 CHRONICLES 32: Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"? 12Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, "You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it"?NKJV (2 KINGS 18:22-24)

31 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:7 WHAT DID THE SAMARITAN WOMAN SAY TO JESUS? WHERE DID HER FATHERS WORSHIP? WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO HER? HOW WILL THE TRUE WORSHIPERS WORSHIP THE FATHER? READ:JOHN 4: The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." 21Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." NKJV

32 READ:ISAIAH 36:8-10 8Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses — if you are able on your part to put riders on them! 9How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10Have 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.'"

33 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:8-10 8Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses — if you are able on your part to put riders on them! 9How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10Have 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.'" WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH ASK JUDAH TO DO? WHAT WOULD HE GIVE THEM IN RETURN? WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR TRUST IN EGYPT?

34 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:8-10 9How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10Have 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.'" WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR TRUST IN EGYPT? WOULD EGYPT GIVE THEM CHARIOTS & HORSEMEN? WHO DID DAVID TRUST? READ:PSALMS 20:7-8 7Some trust in chariots and some in horses. But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8They have bowed down and fallen. But we have risen and stand upright. NKJV

35 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:8-10 9How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10Have 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.'" DID THE LORD SEND SENNACHERIB TO DESTROY JUDAH? READ:2 KINGS 18: Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses — if you are able on your part to put riders on them! 24How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 25Have I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'" NKJV

36 READ:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." 12But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?"

37 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." 12But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?" WHO CAME OUT TO MEET THE RABSHAKEN? ELIAKIM - SHEBNA - JOAH WHY ASK HIM TO SPEAK IN ARAMAIC? DID THE JEWS UNDERSTAND ARAMAIC? WHY NOT LET HIM SPEAK TO THEM IN HEBREW? WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEN WANT THE PEOPLE TO HEAR?

38 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." WHY ASK HIM TO SPEAK IN ARAMAIC? DID THE JEWS UNDERSTAND ARAMAIC? READ:EZRA 4:7-8 7In the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabel, and their companions wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the letter was written in Aramaic script, and translated into the Aramaic language.NKJV

39 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?" WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEN WANT THE PEOPLE TO HEAR? READ:2 CHRONICLES 32: Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"? 13Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand? NKJV READ:2 KINGS 6: And it happened after this that Ben-Hadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up and besieged Samaria 25And there was a great famine in Samaria; and indeed they besieged it until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and one-fourth of a kab of dove droppings for five shekels of silver.NKJV

40 READ:ISAIAH 36: Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! 14Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you; 15Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."‘

41 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! 14Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you; 15Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."‘ HOW DID THE RABSHAKEH SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE? WHAT DID HE SAY CONCERNING HEZEKIAH? WHO DID HEZEKIAH WANT JUDAH TO TRUST? WHO WOULD DELIVER THEM FROM THE ASSYRIANS?

42 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! HOW DID THE RABSHAKEH SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE? READ:2 CHRONICLES 32: He also wrote letters to revile the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand.“ 18Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth — the work of men's hands. NKJV

43 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you; 15Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."‘ WHAT DID SENNACHERIB SAY? WHO DID HEZEKIAH WANT JUDAH TO TRUST? WHO WOULD DELIVER THEM FROM THE ASSYRIANS? READ:2 KINGS 18: Thus says the king: ‘Do not let Hezekiah deceive you. He shall not be able to deliver you from his hand. 30Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, “The LORD will surely deliver us; This city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”’ NKJV

44 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:13-15 WHO DID DAVID SAY WOULD DELIVER HIM? READ:PSALMS 3:1-8 1LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. 2Many are they who say of me, There is no help for him in God. 3You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. 4I cried to the LORD with my voice. And He heard me from His holy hill. 5I lay down and slept. I awoke, the LORD sustained me. 6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. 7Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone. You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people.NKJV

45 READ:ISAIAH 36: Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 17Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

46 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 17Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards. WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM? WHERE WOULD HE TAKE THEM?

47 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 17Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards. WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM? READ:2 KINGS 18: Do not listen to Hezekiah: for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 32Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive groves and honey, that you may live and not die. But do not listen to Hezekiah, lest he persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." 33Has any of the gods of the nations at all delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria?NKJV

48 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM?PEACE? WHY DID ISRAEL DWELL IN PEACE UNDER SOLOMON? READ:1 KINGS 4: Now Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour, sixty kors of meal, 23ten fatted oxen, twenty oxen from the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl. 24For he had dominion over all the region on this side of the River from Tiphsah even to Gaza, namely over all the kings on this side of the River; and he had peace on every side all around him. 25And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. NKJV

49 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM?PEACE? WHAT DID THE LORD WANT FOR HIS PEOPLE? READ:PROVERBS 5: Drink water from your own cistern And running water from your own well. 16Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? 17Let them be only your own And not for strangers with you. 18Let your fountain be blessed And rejoice with the wife of your youth. NKJV

50 READ:ISAIAH 36: Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? 19Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? 20Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"

51 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? 19Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? 20Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHO ARE THESE GODS? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WHY WAS ASSYRIA ABLE TO OVERCOME THEM?

52 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? WHO ARE THESE GODS? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? WHY WAS ASSYRIA ABLE TO OVERCOME THEM? READ:2 KINGS 15: In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 28And he did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. 29In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.NKJV

53 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? WHO ARE THESE GODS? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? READ:2 KINGS 17: Then the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and he placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel; and they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its cities. 25And it was so, at the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which killed some of them.

54 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WHO DID THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL NOT KNOW? WHO WAS THE GOD OF THE LAND? READ:2 KINGS 17: So they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations whom you have removed and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the rituals of the God of the land; therefore He has sent lions among them, and Indeed, they are killing them because they do not know the rituals of the God of the land.“ 27Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, "Send there one of the priests whom you brought from there; let him go and dwell there, and let him teach them the rituals of the God of the land.“ 28Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

55 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? WHAT DID THE MEN OF BABYLON WORSHIP? READ:2 KINGS 17: However every nation continued to make gods of its own, and put them in the shrines on the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities where they dwelt. 30The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak. The Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32So they feared the LORD, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods — according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away. NKJV

56 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WERE THESE GODS ABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? READ:2 KINGS 18: Has any of the gods of the nations at all delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? 34Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim and Hena and Ivah? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? 35Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'" NKJV

57 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WHY WERE THESE GODS UNABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? DID PHAROAH KNOW ABOUT THE GOD OF ISRAEL? DID THE LORD DELIVER ISREAL? READ:EXODUS 5:1-2 1Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.'" 2And Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go." NKJV

58 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? HAMATH? ARPAD? SEPHARVAIM? WHY WERE THESE GODS UNABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? WHAT DID THEY SAY ABOUT THE GOD OF ISRAEL? WILL THE GOD OF ISRAEL DELIVER THEM? READ:2 CHRONICLES 32: He also wrote letters to revile the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand." 18Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them, and trouble them that they might take the city. 19And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth — the work of men's hands. NKJV

59 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? WHY WERE THESE GODS UNABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? WHAT DID BEN-HADAD SAY ABOUT THE GODS OF ISRAEL? READ:1 KINGS 20: Then the servants of the king of Syria said to him, “Their gods are gods of the hills. Therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them in the plain, surely we will be stronger than they.NKJV 24So do this thing: Dismiss the kings, each from his position, and put captains in their places; 25and you shall muster an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain; surely we will be stronger than they.“ And he listened to their voice and did so. NKJV

60 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? WHY WERE THESE GODS UNABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? HOW DID THE LORD RESPOND TO THE WORDS OF BEN-HADAD? READ:1 KINGS 20: Then a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, "Thus says the LORD: 'Because the Syrians have said, "The LORD is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys," therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.'“ 29And they encamped opposite each other for seven days. So it was that on the seventh day the battle was joined; and the children of Israel killed one hundred thousand foot soldiers of the Syrians in one day. 30But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; then a wall fell on twenty-seven thousand of the men who were left. And Ben-Hadad fled and went into the city, into an inner chamber. NKJV

61 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:18-20 WHY WAS NEBUCHADNEZZAR ANGRY WITH DANIEL? READ:DANIEL 3: Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king. 14Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? 15Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?"

62 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:18-20 HOW DID DANIEL RESPOND TO NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:DANIEL 3: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up." NKJV

63 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHY WERE THESE GODS UNABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? WHY WAS THE LORD ANGRY WITH AMAZIAH? WERE THEIR GODS ABLE TO DELIVER THEM? READ:2 CHRONICLES 25: Now it was so, after Amaziah came from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the people of Seir, set them up to be his gods, and bowed down before them and burned incense to them. 15Therefore the anger of the LORD was aroused against Amaziah and He sent him a prophet who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of the people, which could not rescue their own people from your hand?" 16So it was, as he talked with him, the king said to him, "Have we made you the king's counselor? Cease! Why should you be killed?“ then the prophet ceased, and said, "I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not heeded my advice." NKJV

64 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'“ WHO ARE THESE GODS?GODS OF ASSYRIA? WHY WERE THESE GODS UNABLE TO DELIVERED THEM? WILL THE GOD OF ISRAEL DELIVER THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 2: Have you not brought this on yourself, In that you have forsaken the LORD your God When He led you in the way? 18And now why take the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of Sihor? Or why take the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the River? 19Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That you have forsaken the LORD your God, And the fear of Me is not in you,“ Says the Lord GOD of hosts. NKJV

65 READ:ISAIAH 36: But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him.“ 22Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. NKJV

66 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him.“ 22Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. NKJV WHY DID THEY TEAR THEIR CLOTHES? WHY DID THEY HOLD THEIR PEACE? READ:ECCLESIASTES 3:1 1To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: NKJV READ:ECCLESIASTES 3:7 7A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; NKJV

67 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him.“ WHY DID THEY HOLD THEIR PEACE? READ:EXODUS 14: And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD. 11Then they said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? 12Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness." 13And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14The LORD will fight for you. And you shall hold your peace."

68 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DID THEY HOLD THEIR PEACE? READ:ECCLESIASTES 3:7 7A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; NKJV READ:PROVERBS 9:7-9 7"He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself. 8Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. 9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. NKJV READ:PROVERBS 26:4-6 4Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. 5Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes. 6He who sends a message by the hand of a fool Cuts off his own feet and drinks violence. NKJV

69 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him.“ WHY DID THEY HOLD THEIR PEACE? HOW DID MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL RESPOND? READ:JUDE 8-9 8Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. 9Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" NKJV 10But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. 11Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. NKJV

70 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. NKJV WHY DID THEY TEAR THEIR CLOTHES? WHY DID REUBEN TEAR HIS CLOTHES? READ:GENESIS 37: Then Reuben returned to the pit, and indeed Joseph was not in the pit; and he tore his clothes. 30And he returned to his brothers and said, "The lad is no more; and I, where shall I go?" NKJV

71 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. NKJV WHY DID THEY TEAR THEIR CLOTHES? WHAT HAPPENED AT AI? WHY DID JOSHUA TEAR HIS CLOTHES? READ:JOSHUA 7:5-7 5And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent; therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water. 6Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads. 7And Joshua said, “Alas, Lord GOD, why have You brought this people over the Jordan at all — to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? Oh, that we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan!NKJV

72 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. NKJV WHY DID THEY TEAR THEIR CLOTHES? WHY DID AHAB TEAR HIS CLOTHES? READ:1 KINGS 21: But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up. 26And he behaved very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 27So it was, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his body, and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went about mourning. NKJV 28And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29"See how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days. In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house."

73 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DID JOSIAH TEAR HIS CLOTHES? READ:2 CHRONICLES 34: Now when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given by Moses. 15Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16So Shaphan carried the book to the king, bringing the king word, saying, "All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 17And they have gathered the money that was found in the house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen." 18Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king. 19Thus it happened, when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes.NKJV

74 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DID EZRA TEAR HIS GARMENT & ROBE? READ:EZRA 9:1-4 1When these things were done, the leaders came to me, saying, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, with respect to the abominations of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. 2For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed is mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this trespass. 3So when I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked out some of the hair of my head and beard, and I sat down astonished.NKJV 4Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel assembled to me, because of the transgression of those who had been carried away captive, and I sat astonished until the evening sacrifice.NKJV

75 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DID JOB & HIS FRIENDS TEAR THEIR ROBE? READ:JOB 1: Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21And he said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD." 22In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. NKJV READ:JOB 2: Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, each one came from his own place — Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. For they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him. 12And when they raised their eyes from afar and did not recognize him, they lifted their voices and wept; and each one tore his robe and sprinkled dust on his head toward heaven. 13So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great. NKJV

76 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DIDN’T JEHOIAKIM TEAR HIS GARMENTS? READ:JEREMIAH 36: So the king sent Jehudi to bring the scroll, and he took it from Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the hearing of the king and in the hearing of all the princes who stood beside the king. 22Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning on the hearth before him. 23And it happened when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the king cut it with the scribe's knife and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. 24Yet they were not afraid, nor did they tear their garments, the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words. 25Nevertheless Elnathan, Delaiah and Gemariah implored the king not to burn the scroll; but he would not listen to them. NKJV

77 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DID CAIAPHAS TEAR HIS CLOTHES? READ:MATTHEW 26: And the high priest arose and said to Him, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?“ 63But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, "I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!" 64Jesus said to him, "It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." 65Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, "He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! 66What do you think?“ They answered and said, "He is deserving of death." (MARK 14:63)

78 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36:21-22 WHY DID PAUL & BARNABAS TEAR THEIR CLOTHES? READ:ACTS 14: Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!“ 12And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes. 14But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out 15and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them, 16who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways. NKJV

79 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 36: Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. NKJV WHY DID THEY TEAR THEIR CLOTHES? WHY REND YOUR HEART & NOT YOUR GARMENT? A CALL TO REPENTANCE? READ:JOEL 2: “Now, therefore,” says the LORD, "Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." 13So Rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. 14Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him — A grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God? NKJV

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