Am I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
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George Leo Haydock
Destroy. Prosperity renders a man insolent, and the passions blind him. Rabsaces interprets success to be a sure proof of the divine approbation, and thus attempts to justify all the excesses of his master. (Calmet)
God only used Sennacherib as a rod to chastise his people. (Menochius)
The most wicked often represent themselves as the executioners of God's will, and attribute their ambition to his decrees. (Haydock)
God did not order the Assyrians to destroy the land: he rather threatened to destroy them, Isaias xxxvii., and 2 Paralipomenon xxxii. (Worthington)