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An Angel Neutralizes the Assyrian Army

35 It happened in that night that an angel of Yahweh went out, and he struck down one hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of Assyria. When they got up early in the morning, look! All of them were dead corpses. 36 Then Sennacherib king of Assyria set out and went and returned and lived in Nineveh. 37 It happened that he was worshiping in the temple of Nisroch his god, and Adrammelech and Sharezer[a] struck him with the sword. Then they escaped into the land of Ararat, and Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 19:37 So Kethib; Qere adds “his sons”

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