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And Rabshakeh said to them, “Say now to Hezekiah, ‘This is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: “What is this trust in which you are trusting?” Bible

“this trust in which you are trusting.” The first “trust” is a noun, an object of trust, while “trusting” is a verb. “What is the object of trust on which you are trusting?” Rabshakeh asks the question and then gives what seem to be the two most obvious answers: Egypt or Yahweh. Although Rabshakeh denigrates both answers (2 Kings 18:21-22), Hezekiah did trust in Yahweh and that trust was not in vain.


Commentary for: 2 Kings 18:19