“Therefore thus says Yahweh
Concerning the king of Assyria.
‘He shall not come into this city.
He shall not shoot an arrow there.
He shall not come before it with a shield.
He shall not cast up a siege ramp against it.
By the way that he came,
By the same,
He shall return.
He shall not come into this city.
I will defend this city.
I will save it
For my own sake
As well as for the sake
Of my servant David.’”
Once again, this is almost word for word from 2 Kings, chapter 19. In a clear statement without any ambiguity, the king of Assyria will not come into Jerusalem. He will not shoot an arrow or put up a siege ramp. He will instead return home because Yahweh will defend this city. He will save it for the sake of David and for himself.