2 Chronicles Chapter 32

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2 Chronicles 32

1 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.

2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,

3 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.

4 So there was gathered much people together, who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?

5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.

6 And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,

7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

9 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege against Lachish, and all his power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem, saying,

10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege in Jerusalem?

11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The Lord our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense upon it?

13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand?

14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand?

15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?

16 And his servants spake yet more against the Lord God, and against his servant Hezekiah.

17 He wrote also letters to rail on 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 out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.

19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

21 And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side.

23 And many brought gifts unto the Lord to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

24 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto the Lord: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.

25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;

28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.

29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.

30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

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34 thoughts on “2 Chronicles Chapter 32

  1. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    What confidence, Trust, and Faith are in this words!!! There would be no fear in battle as long as we stand against the enemy knowing that Our God is Great and Mighty has Victory over ALL. Fearing nothing for He has our back!!
    1 Samuel 17:47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
    WE SERVE A MIGHTY AND RIGHTEOUS GOD!!!!

  2. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    One of the biggest attacks of the enemy is to try to make people believe he has a hand over us. Trying to persuade us that we dont stand a chance or that we are too feeble to be a threat. That we are worthless and cant do anything. Our mindset is where it begins, if he can get foothold and try to make us believe a lie, then he has an advantage. He knows once that once we realize his fate and whats inside of us is much more than he could ever do us. Once we realize that, then NOTHING can stop us. We can reach this city and he wont be able to do a thing about it.

    Greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the world!

  3. THE DETERMINING FACTOR

    7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:
    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    We witness the trickery of deception speech, proud leadership and the favor of GOD here in this chapter.

    The conditions of our life may indicate that we are outnumbered or disadvantaged. We learn from Hezekiah THE DETERMINING FACTOR of life. “With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles.”

    THE DETERMINING FACTOR is GOD with us.

    Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    Too often we are intimidated or fearful of what the world, its system and its leaders can do to harm us. However, we are encouraged to remember and recite the WORD of GOD that is eternally settled. Through JESUS, GOD is with us and if GOD is with us and is for us, who can withstand the LORD and HIS host.

    Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

    We are challenged to keep our hearts for the LORD and affirm that we are on the LORDs side and that he is on our side. Are we trusting in the arm of the flesh (what we know or can accomplish) or are we trusting in the LORD our GOD is with us, despite the appearance or the odds.

    iRepent
    iPraise
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    iWork
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  4. 19. These officers talked about the God of Jerusalem as though he were one of the pagan gods, made by human hands. NLT

    There is no comparing our God with other gods: other gods were made by human hands, but our God made human hands. Sennacherib and his men learned this lesson the hard way. Not only was God able to protect them in battle, He protected them from even fighting the battle, and won it for them.

  5. 31 However, when ambassadors arrived from Babylon to ask about the remarkable events that had taken place in the land, God withdrew from Hezekiah in order to test him and to see what was really in his heart. (NLT)

    What a cliff-hanger! There may be a point where we actually are “alone” from God but it’s not because we aren’t loved, it’s to see how much we really love Him.

  6. 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    When we go through the storms of life, this very kindest has helped me to not lose my mind.

  7. iLove to Grow in the Word
    8He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people.
    Wow, it is amazing what power the spoken word carries. Hezekiah greatly encouraged the people by speaking words of faith instead of fear. The reason Hezekiah could speak faith is because his ways pleased the Lord.

  8. 26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

    We as a church, community and as a nation need to humble ourselves before God. We need to set our pride to the side and let God use us. God can only use a vessel if it is empty, if we have pride in our hearts, then we as vessels are not empty and we can’t let God use us. Once we put God before ourselves, then he can start to move in our lives.

  9. It’s time to be the lender

    27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
    28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.
    29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.
    30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
    31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

    My fellow Christians, it is time to be the lenders once again. It’s time to get out of this wooh is me, I can’t be blessed, live pay check to pay check mentality. It’s all a mentality too. Be blessed. Be blessed beyond measure. We must first understand that all things are a blessing. What we have and have not. God is the creator of all things and he is just waiting for us to ask. But he will not give it to us if he cannot trust us. Think about that. Can he trust you with his riches from above. Or will it be once we get it, we will say. See what I did. To be a blessing we have to be trustworthy of that blessing. So be blessed.

  10. I look on Facebook and i look outside my neighborhood and all i see is corruption and angry over this election i seem to not understand.Why are people going crazzy.
    But i wonder if we can just comfort the people around us
    Like Hezekiah did
    Our god is stronger our god is the king

    “Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people.
    2 Chronicles 32:7‭-‬8 NLT

    Hezekiah encourage his people he let them know who in control. Be strong don’t be afraid god is on our side

  11. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    Without God where would I be? His strength is always there never weakening. Through each trial, temptation and battles He will sustain .
    I will not be afraid for I know He fights for me! I will rest in His presence knowing assuredly He is my Protector!

  12. 2 Chronicles 32:8 (NLT)
    8 He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people.

    Majority rules. And with God we are always the majority. Despite the challenges the enemy brings against us we should take heart and remember that God is in control. He is all powerful, and more than able to take care of any situation in this world no matter how big it may be.

    Instead of talking about how big the problem is, tell your problem how big your God is.

  13. 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 “Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people.

  14. 31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

    God still tries the hearts of his people to see if we are proud and lifted up, among other things. We may have won many battles in this life, but who do we give the glory to? Hezekiah was tried and in pride he showed the men of Babylon all the treasures of his house and in 2 Kings 20:13-17, Isaiah came and told him now all these things will be carried away to Babylon along with his sons who will be eunuchs! We must be careful that in every victory we give God the praise, the credit and the glory due his name.

  15. 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 &13-15
    King Hezekiah speaking…
    7) Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:
    8) With him is an arm of flesh: but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battle. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    King Sennacherib speaking…
    13) Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand?
    14) Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand?
    15) Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?

    The POWER of Words.
    One king spoke words of Life, Faith, and Encouragement
    The other king spoke words of Death, Doubt, and Fear

    The question is, “Who’s report will you believe?”
    I Believe the report of the LORD!

  16. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

  17. 2 Chronicles 32:6 He appointed military officers over the people and assemble them before him in the square at the city gate and encourage them with these words. Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

    When we put our personal battles in God’s hands we will always be victorious for we do not fight against flesh and blood but the spirit of darkness and God has already conquer them all.

  18. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
    Hezekiah was given by God the ability to encourage and strengthen the people. He was given a mandate to lead God’s people and he did so righteously. He revealed to the people that the enemy had a arm of flesh on their side but on his side was the Lord! What a great leader!

  19. 1 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.

    2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,

    3 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.

    The power of God will overcome all obstacles.

  20. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him

    God is on our side! If God be for us who can be agaist u!

  21. 20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

    21 And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

    22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side.

    You are not alone in time of trouble for the Lord is our present help. He is a God that listens to the cry of his people and answers when they call.

  22. “Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.” The word of God (Jesus) records he humbled self. Hezekiah was the king (leader/ruler), which he could essentially do as he felt. So he thought. Nevertheless he was wise in that he humbled self; therefore God (Judge) had mercy. Dear God, forgive us (me) of our (my) shortcomings, as we (I) need your mercy. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  23. “And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.” Their prayers accomplished much more than their actions could have ever done. We should be mindful as too what they did, and especially of the outcome. God help us recognize and grasp what Hezekiah and Isaiah did, in Jesus name.

  24. v31 However, regarding the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, whom they sent to him to inquire about the wonder that was done in the land, God withdrew from him in order to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.

    What GOD had done the land it was for HIS GLORY and not for the pride of Hezekiah .
    Thanks be to GOD that those that are filled with HIS SPIRIT are not blind to the glories of GOD. THEY See them and exalt HIM in worship as they partake of His Glory.
    It’s all about GOD and HE deserves all the glory.

  25. 2 Chronicles 32:21 And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty ,men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of kAssyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he lwas come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

    Even the titanics captains didn’t survive, SpeakIng against God so boldly saying that not even God could destroy the ship, and look what happene. History repeats itself.

  26. In the ancient near east, wars were thought to have been won by the gods the people served. The Assyrians actually believed they had a mission from their gods to conquer the land. They won most of their battles and became a world power. Their victories were seen as proof of their divine mission for war. King of Assyria boasted his god over Yahweh. Yahweh shows himself strong. May we never forget that God is on our side and He alone can dismantle our enemies around us.

  27. Verses 25-26 MSG “But the sign, instead of making Hezekiah grateful, made him arrogant. This made God angry, and his anger spilled over on Judah and Jerusalem. But then Hezekiah, and Jerusalem with him, repented of his arrogance, and God withdrew his anger while Hezekiah lived.” It is important to remember where our blessings come from. It is not about us; but, it is all about Him!

  28. ““Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side!”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭32:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    They’re more for us than against us. In whom shall we fear! The Lord wants us to be powerful and fearless.

  29. Our God is a mighty God. No matter whats thrown at us or dealt to us, we win! We are always victorious with God on our side. Stay close to him and live for him and you will win.

  30. The devil does not like what the POFW is doing. It irritates him that God has blessed us much. Do not expect “lucy” to just lay down and allow us to walk all over his territory; he will fight and so will we. After God blessed Hezekiah so much the enemy was jealous and thus schemed to tear it down and/or take their part. Our enemy is doing the same scheming.

    We must remain vigil in our watch for the tricks of the devil. Do not expect him to keep quite. Keep in mind: 6-8 Hezekiah rallied the people, saying, “Be strong! Take courage! Don’t be intimidated by the king of Assyria and his troops—there are more on our side than on their side. He only has a bunch of mere men; we have our God to help us and fight for us!”

  31. 15Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you! Don’t let him fool you like this! I say it again—no god of any nation or kingdom has ever yet been able to rescue his people from me or my ancestors. How much less will your God rescue you from my power!”

    We hear this same thing go on today. Someone always trying to silence us or to out shout us on the principles of God. But we must remain patient and strong, and be ready to counter what ever the enemies throws our way.

  32. Rest in the middle of the battle

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    War is taxing yet because we are in the Lords side it doesn’t have to be restless. God is speaking through the man of God to us so that when we go through we can hold onto His words and not our abilities alone.

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