Hezekiah prepares to fight
6 Hezekiah chose some men to be captains over the people in the fight. He asked all the captains to come together in front of him. They met in the big place by the city's gate. Then he spoke to make them braver. This is what he said: 7 ‘Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid of Assyria's king or of his large army. And do not think that they will certainly beat you. There are more soldiers with us than there are with him. 8 He has only human soldiers to help him. But we have the Lord our God to help us and to fight for us.’ And the words that Judah's King Hezekiah spoke caused the people to feel brave.