2 Kings 19:15-19*

A (15a) And Hezekiah prayed before YAHWEH, and said, O YAHWEH God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone,

B (15b) of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

C (16) YAHWEH, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, YAHWEH, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

D (17) Of a truth, YAHWEH, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

E (18a) And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone:

D’ (18b) therefore they have destroyed them.

C’ (19a) Now therefore, O YAHWEH our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand,

B’ (19b) that all the kingdoms of the earth may know

A’ (19c) that thou art YAHWEH God, even thou only.

One thought on “2 Kings 19:15-19*”

  1. Nathan Klaus in, Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 247, Sheffield, 1999 has an ABCDXDCBA pattern centred on v17.

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