7 And Hashem was always with him; he was successful wherever he turned. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and would not serve him.
v’-ha-YAH a-do-NAI i-MO b’-KHOL a-sher yay-TZAY yas-KEEL va-yim-ROD b’-ME-lekh a-SHUR v’-LO a-va-DO
ז וְהָיָה יְהֹוָה עִמּוֹ בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־יֵצֵא יַשְׂכִּיל וַיִּמְרֹד בְּמֶלֶךְ־אַשּׁוּר וְלֹא עֲבָדוֹ׃
18:7 He rebelled against the king of Assyria
King Chizkiyahu rebels against Sennacherib, king of Assyria, by refusing to pay tribute. He wants the kingdom of Yehuda to be completely independent. Ramban writes that since the Land of Israel is the inheritance of the People of Israel, the Jewish people are required not only to reside in Eretz Yisrael, but also to be the sovereign rulers of the land, with their own government, military and political structure. The State of Israel is thus a miraculous fulfillment of the centuries-old words of Ramban.