On Sennacherib's speech:
"The speech is so persuasive precisely because it contains so much that is true. But its basic premise is false: namely, that the LORD has forsaken Judah, and therefore that trust in him is futile. It is always Satan's way to make us think that God has abandoned us, and to use logic woven from half-truths to convince us of it. This speech is so subtly devilish in character that it might have been written by Satan himself. The truth is that the LORD had brought Judah to the end of her own resources so that she might learn again what it meant to trust him utterly. But he had not abandoned and would not abandon her." - Webb, p149.