Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then Hezekiah went up to the house of Jehovah and unrolled it before Jehovah. 15 And Hezekiah prayed to Jehovah and said,


16 O Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, who sits enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. It is you who made the heavens and the earth . . .


17 O Jehovah, give ear and hear; O Jehovah, open your eyes and see. Listen to all the words Sennacherib has sent to mock the living God.


18 O Jehovah, the kings of Assyria have indeed destroyed all peoples and their lands,


19 committing their gods to the fire.


For they were no gods, but mere works of men’s hands, of wood and of stone, and so they could destroy them.


20 But now, O Jehovah our God, deliver us out of his hand, that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone are Jehovah.


21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah, saying, Thus says Jehovah, the God of Israel: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria, 22 this is what Jehovah has spoken against him:
The Virgin Daughter of Zion holds you in contempt;
she laughs you to scorn. The Daughter of Jerusalem shakes her head at you.