his own vine
2 Kings 18:31
18:31 his own vine. The Assyrians were not only grossly cruel and licentious but also bold liars. The Jews were well aware that these tempting promises would be completely ignored if they surrendered. The vicious treatment of other peoples captured by the Assyrians was well known. Note also the obvious lie that the Lord had told them to destroy their land (II Kings 18:25).