2 Kings 18:27

“But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Rabshakeh sayd vnto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speake these wordes? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eate their owne doung, and drinke their owne pisse with you?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words, {and} not to the men who sit on the wall, {doomed} to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? `hath he' not `sent me' to the men that sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the Rab-shakeh said to them, Is it to your master or to you that my master has sent me to say these words? has he not sent me to the men seated on the wall? for they are the people who will be short of food with you when the town is shut in.
- Basic English Bible

And Rab-shakeh said to them, Is it to thy master and to thee that my master sent me to speak these words? Is it not to the men that sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?
- Darby Bible

But Rab-shakeh said to them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men who sit on the wall, that they may feed on their vilest excretions with you?
- Webster's Bible

But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? Hasn't he sent me to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?"
- World English Bible

And the chief of the butlers saith unto them, `For thy lord, and unto thee, hath my lord sent me to speak these words? is it not for the men, those sitting on the wall to eat their own dung and to drink their own water, with you?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Rab-shakeh said unto them: 'Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 18:27


18:27 To the men - To tell them to what extremities and miseries he will force them.


Discussion for 2 Kings 18

  • Fowodu abimbola
    i read up to verse 20, I must say that King of Judah started on a new note, after many years of despondency, backsliding of people of Judah and their kings.Presently king of Isreal and his people had been carried away to the land of Assyria because of their disobedience to the Lord of Host who brought them out of the land of Egypt and gave them the land full of milk and honey. Lesson is, simply trust and obey the Lord The key to success in life and thereafter.
  • Deborah
    Trust in the Lord, not the king of the land. Put away other gods including the land and this world. Trusting in the Lord will bring eternal life, instead of death.
  • KP
    I was reading this and it says ahaz was 20 when he became king and 36 when he died. His son hezekiah was 25 when he became king. This would make Ahaz only 11 years older then his son. Note his grandfather would have been in his early 30's when he was born.

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