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Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:26 The Syrian language. The Syrian language was Aramaic, which was only then beginning to be used as an international language in the Middle East. The Jews’ language, of course, was Hebrew.

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