The taunt response of Rabshakeh to the Israelites (Isa 36:12-36:12)

“But Rabshakeh said to them.

‘My master has sent me

To speak these words

To your master                                                                          

As well as you.

I am not to speak these words

To the people sitting on the wall.

They are doomed with you

To eat their own dung,

To drink their own urine?’”

Once again in the same words as 2 Kings, chapter 18, Rabshakeh replied that he had not come to speak not to the rabble sitting on the wall, but to the king. He taunted them by saying that they would all end up eating their dung and drinking their urine anyway. That’s does not sound like a good negotiation line.

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