2 Kings 19:35

“And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ And it came to passe that night, that the Angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the campe of the Assyrians, an hundred foure score and fiue thousand: and when they arose earely in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then it happened that night that the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass that night, that the angel of Jehovah went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death in the army of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand men; and when the people got up early in the morning, there was nothing to be seen but dead bodies.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass that night, that an angel of Jehovah went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead bodies.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
- Webster's Bible

It happened that night, that the angel of Yahweh went out, and struck one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, in that night, that a messenger of Jehovah goeth out, and smiteth in the camp of Asshur a hundred eighty and five thousand, and they rise early in the morning, and lo, all of them [are] dead corpses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 19:35


19:35 Angel - Such an angel as destroyed the first - born of Egypt. Arose - The few that were left alive: all their companions were dead.


Discussion for 2 Kings 19

  • BSP
    Verse 35: King Hezekiah prayed to Jehovah God and God responded by sending his mighty angel to kill 185,000 of the Assyrian soldiers. God can save us in ways that we may never have expected.
  • Pam
    How incredable and awesome when we first came to God and believed Him to save us.
  • Phindile
    He stand by his word if u trust in him
  • Georges Jean for verse 35
    Could it be that this verse was a metaphoric explanation for God's Power to destroy His enemies or was it a literal version of God's Angels? Whether this is a literal translation, I have to say that the numerical mentioned and the action are right.
  • Jim Stroud
    This is an encouraging scripture. Men may boast of what they will do but this chapter re***ures us that when God is in control He will accoplish His purpose. He is the Almighty God still in charge. That is why we need Him on our side in America today.
  • André
    @Thomas,
    Because both sections are telling the same story. In fact there would have been a problem if they were contradicting each other over the same story, but exact copy is not a problem at all.
    Now did the chronicler of the kings of Israel insert that section of the book of Isaiah in the book of kings? that we can not tell, what is true is that both books were written under God’s inspiration. And the exact likeness just proves the author is but one, God, with different writers, Isaiah and the chronicler.

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