By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, said the LORD.
ContextThe Fall of Sennacherib
21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Whereas you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria: 22This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, and laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you. 23Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel. 24By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel. 25I have dig, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places. 26Have you not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that you should be to lay waste defended cities into ruinous heaps. 27Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up. 28But I know your stayed, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me. 29Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came. 30And this shall be a sign to you, You shall eat this year such as grows of itself; and the second year that which springs of the same: and in the third year sow you, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof. 31And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 32For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. 33Therefore thus said the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it. 34By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, said the LORD. 35For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come unto this city, saith Jehovah.
By the way that he came, he shall return, and into this city he shall not come, saith the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith Jehovah.
King James Bible
By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
Young's Literal Translation
In the way that he came, in it he turneth back, And unto this city he doth not come in, An affirmation of Jehovah,