Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery
1 aIn those° days° Hezekiah° became° Imortally° ill°. And Isaiah° the prophet° the son° of Amoz° came° to him and said° to him, “Thus° says° the LORD°, ‘bSet° your house° in order°, for you shall die° and not live°.’” 2 Then he turned° his face° to the wall° and prayed° to the LORD°, saying°, 3 “aRemember° now°, O° LORD°, I beseech° You, bhow° I have walked° before° You in truth° and with a whole° heart° and have done° what° is good° in Your sight°.” And cHezekiah° wept° Ibitterly°°. 4 Before° Isaiah° had gone° out of the middle° court°, the word° of the LORD° came° to him, saying°, 5 “Return° and say° to aHezekiah° the leader° of My people°, ‘Thus° says° the LORD°, the God° of your father° David°, “bI have heard° your prayer°, cI have seen° your tears°; behold°, I will heal° you. On the third° day° you shall go° up to the house° of the LORD°. 6 I will add° fifteen°° years° to your Ilife°, and I will deliver° you and this° city° from the hand° of the king° of Assyria°; and aI will defend° this° city° for My own sake° and for My servant° David’s° sake°.”’” 7 Then Isaiah° said°, “Take° a cake° of figs°.” And they took° and laid° [it] on the boil°, and he recovered°.
 ILit sick to the point of death a2Ch 32:24; Is 38:1-22 b2S 17:23
 ILit great weeping aNe 5:19; 13:14, 22, 31 b2K 18:3-6 c2S 12:21, 22
 a1S 9:16; 10:1 b2K 19:20 cPs 39:12
 ILit days a2K 19:34
8 ¶ Now Hezekiah° said° to Isaiah°, “What° will be the sign° that the LORD° will heal° me, and that I shall go° up to the house° of the LORD° the third° day°?” 9 Isaiah° said°, “aThis° shall be the sign° to you from the LORD°, that the LORD° will do° the thing° that He has spoken°: shall the shadow° go° forward ten° steps° or° go° back° ten° steps°?” 10 So Hezekiah° Ianswered°, “It is easy° for the shadow° to decline° ten° steps°; no°, but let the shadow° turn° backward° ten° steps°.” 11 Isaiah° the prophet° cried° to the LORD°, and aHe brought° the shadow° on the Istairway° back° ten° steps° by which° it had gone° down° on the Istairway° of Ahaz°.
Hezekiah Shows Babylon His Treasures
12 ¶ aAt that time° IBerodach-baladan° a son° of Baladan°, king° of Babylon°, sent° letters° and a present° to Hezekiah°, for he heard° that Hezekiah° had been° sick°. 13 Hezekiah° listened° to them, and showed° them aall° his treasure° house°, the silver° and the gold° and the spices° and the precious° oil° and the house° of his armor° and all° that was found° in his treasuries°. There was nothing°° in his house° nor° in all° his dominion° that Hezekiah° did not show° them. 14 Then Isaiah° the prophet° came° to King° Hezekiah° and said° to him, “What° did these° men° say°, and from where° have they come° to you?” And Hezekiah° said°, “They have come° from a far° country°, from Babylon°.” 15 He said°, “What° have they seen° in your house°?” So Hezekiah° Ianswered°, “They have seen° all° that is in my house°; there is nothing°° among my treasuries° that I have not shown° them.”
 IMany mss and ancient versions read Merodach-baladan; cf Is 39:1 a2Ch 32:31; Is 39:1-8
 a2Ch 32:27
 ILit said
16 ¶ Then Isaiah° said° to Hezekiah°, “Hear° the word° of the LORD°. 17 ‘Behold°, the days° are coming° when aall° that is in your house°, and all that your fathers° have laid° up in store° to this° day° will be carried° to Babylon°; nothing°° shall be left°,’ says° the LORD°. 18 ‘Some° aof your sons° who° shall issue° from you, whom° you will beget°, will be taken° away; and they will become° bofficials° in the palace° of the king° of Babylon°.’” 19 Then Hezekiah° said° to Isaiah°, “The word° of the LORD° which° you have spoken° is agood°.” For he Ithought°, “Is it not so, if° there will be peace° and truth° in my days°?”
 a2K 24:13; 25:13-15; 2Ch 36:10; Jr 52:17-19
 a2K 24:12; 2Ch 33:11 bDn 1:3-7
 ILit said a1S 3:18
20 ¶ aNow the rest° of the acts° of Hezekiah° and all° his might°, and how° he bmade° the pool° and the conduit° and brought° water° into the city°, are they not written° in the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Judah°? 21 aSo Hezekiah° slept° with his fathers°, and Manasseh° his son° became° king° in his place°.
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Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer hath his life lengthened.
1 ¶ In those² daysº was Hezekiah¹ sickºª² unto death.ºª And the prophetº Isaiahº the sonº of Amozº cameºª to² him, and saidºª unto² him, Thus² saithºª the LORD,º Set thine house¹ in order;ºª² for² thou² shalt die,ºª and not² live.ºª 2 Then he turnedºª² his faceº to² the wall,º and prayedºª unto² the LORD,º saying,ºª 3 I beseech¹ thee,² O LORD,º rememberºª now²² how² I have walkedºª beforeº thee in truthº and with a perfectº heart,º and have doneºª [that which is] goodº in thy sight.º And Hezekiahº weptºª¹ sore.º² 4 And it came to pass,² afore² Isaiahº was gone outºª into the middleº court,ºª¹ that the wordº of the LORDº came² to² him, saying,ºª 5 Turn again,ºª and tellºª² Hezekiahº the captainº of my people,º Thus² saithºª the LORD,º the Godº of Davidº thy father,º I have heardºª² thy prayer,º I have seenºª² thy tears:º behold,² I will healºª thee: on the thirdº dayº thou shalt go upºª unto the houseº of the LORD.º 6 And I will addºª unto² thy daysº fifteenºº years;º and I will deliverºª thee and this² cityº out of the handº² of the kingº of Assyria;º and I will defendºª² this² cityº for mine own sake,² and for my servantº David'sº sake.² 7 And Isaiahº said,ºª Takeºª a lumpº of figs.º And they tookºª and laidºª [it] on² the boil,º and he recovered.ºª
 2S 17:23; 2K 19:2, 20; 2Ch 32:24; Is 38:1; Jr 18:7; Jna 3:4; Jn 11:1; Php 2:27, 30.
 1K 8:30; Ps 50:15; Is 38:2; Mt 6:6.
 Gn 5:22, 24; 8:1; 17:1; 2S 12:21; 1K 2:4; 3:6; 8:61; 11:4; 15:14; 2K 18:3; 2Ch 16:9; 31:20; Ne 5:19; 13:14, 22, 31; Jb 1:1, 8; Ps 6:6; 25:7; 32:2; 89:47, 50; 102:9; 119:49; 145:18; Is 38:14; 63:11; Jr 4:2; Lk 1:6; Jn 1:47; 2Co 1:12; He 5:7; 1Jn 3:21.
 1K 7:8; 2K 22:14.
 Ex 15:26; Dt 32:39; Jsh 5:14; 1S 9:16; 10:1; 2S 5:2; 7:3; 2K 19:20; 20:7, 8; 1Ch 17:2; 2Ch 13:12; 34:3; Jb 33:19; Ps 39:12; 56:8; 65:2; 66:13, 19; 116:12; 118:17; 126:5; 147:3; Is 38:5, 22; 55:3; Mt 22:32; Lk 1:13; Jn 5:14; He 2:10; Jm 5:14; Rv 7:17.
 2K 19:34; 2Ch 32:22; Ps 116:15; Is 10:24; Ac 27:24.
 2K 2:20; 4:41; Jb 2:7; Is 38:21.
The sun goeth ten degrees backward for a sign of that promise.
8 ¶ And Hezekiahº saidºª unto² Isaiah,º What² [shall be] the signº that² the LORDº will healºª me, and that I shall go upºª into the houseº of the LORDº the thirdº day?º 9 And Isaiahº said,ºª This² signº shalt thou have of²² the LORD,º that² the LORDº will doºª² the thingº that² he hath spoken:ºª shall the shadowº go forwardºª tenº degrees,º or² go backºª tenº degrees?º 10 And Hezekiahº answered,ºª It is a light thingºª for the shadowº to go downºª tenº degrees:º nay,² but² let the shadowº returnºª backwardº tenº degrees.º 11 And Isaiahº the prophetº criedºª unto² the LORD:º and he broughtºª² the shadowº tenº degreesº backward,º by¹ which² it had gone downºª in the dialº of Ahaz.º
 Jg 6:17, 37; 2K 19:29; 20:5; Is 7:11, 14; 38:22; Ho 6:2.
 Is 38:7; Mt 16:1; Mk 8:11; Lk 11:29.
 2K 2:10; 3:18; Is 49:6; Mk 9:28; Jn 14:12.
 Ex 14:15; Jsh 10:12; 1K 17:20; 18:36; 2Ch 32:24, 31; Is 38:8; Ac 9:40.
Berodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures.
12 ¶ At that² timeº Berodachbaladan,º the sonº of Baladan,º kingº of Babylon,º sentºª lettersº and a presentº unto² Hezekiah:º for² he had heardºª that² Hezekiahº had been sick.ºª 13 And Hezekiahº hearkenedºª unto² them, and shewedºª them² all² the houseº of his precious things,º² the silver,º and the gold,º and the spices,º and the preciousº ointment,º and [all] the houseº of his armour,º and all² that² was foundºª in his treasures:º there was² nothingº² in his house,º nor in all² his dominion,º that² Hezekiahº shewedºª them not.²
 Gn 10:10; 11:9; 2S 8:10; 10:2; 2Ch 32:31; Is 13:1, 19; 14:4; 39:1.
 1K 10:2, 10, 15, 25; 2Ch 32:25, 27; Pv 23:5; Ec 7:20; Is 39:2.
Isaiah understanding thereof foretelleth the Babylonian captivity.
14 ¶ Then cameºª Isaiahº the prophetº unto² kingº Hezekiah,º and saidºª unto² him, What² saidºª these² men?¹² and from whenceº² cameºª they unto² thee? And Hezekiahº said,ºª They are comeºª from a far¹ country,º²² [even] from Babylon.º² 15 And he said,ºª What² have they seenºª in thine house?º And Hezekiahº answered,ºª² All² [the things] that² [are] in mine houseº have they seen:ºª there is² nothingº² among my treasuresº that² I have not² shewedºª them. 16 And Isaiahº saidºª unto² Hezekiah,º Hearºª the wordº of the LORD.º 17 Behold,² the daysº come,ºª that all² that² [is] in thine house,º and that which² thy fathersº have laid up in storeºª unto² this² day,º shall be carriedºª into Babylon:º nothingº² shall be left,ºª saithºª the LORD.º 18 And of thy sonsº² that² shall issueºª from² thee, which² thou shalt beget,ºª shall they take away;ºª and they shall be² eunuchsº in the palaceº of the kingº of Babylon.º 19 Then saidºª Hezekiahº unto² Isaiah,º Goodº [is] the wordº of the LORDº which² thou hast spoken.ºª And he said,ºª [Is it] not² [good], if² peaceº and truthº be² in my days?º
 Dt 28:49; Jsh 9:6, 9; 2S 12:7; 2K 5:25; 2Ch 16:7; 25:7, 15; Ps 141:5; Pv 25:12; Is 13:5; 39:3; Jr 26:18; Am 7:12; Mk 6:18.
 Jsh 7:19; 2K 20:13; Jb 31:33; Pv 28:13; 1Jn 1:8.
 1K 22:19; 2K 7:1; Is 1:10; Am 7:16.
 Lv 26:19; 2K 24:13; 25:13; 2Ch 36:10, 18; Jr 27:21; 52:17.
 2K 24:12; 25:6; 2Ch 33:11; Dn 1:3.
 Lv 10:3; 1S 3:18; Es 9:30; Jb 1:21; Ps 39:9; Jr 33:6; Lm 3:22, 39; Zc 8:19; Lk 2:10, 14.
Manasseh succeedeth Hezekiah.
20 ¶ And the restº of the actsº of Hezekiah,º and all² his might,º and how² he madeºª² a pool,º and a conduit,º and broughtºª² waterº into the city,º [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Judah?º 21 And Hezekiahº sleptºª with² his fathers:º and Manassehº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
 1K 14:19; 15:7, 23; 2K 8:23; 15:6, 26; 16:19; 2Ch 32:4, 30, 32; Ne 3:16; Is 22:9.
 1K 2:10; 11:43; 14:31; 2K 21:1, 18; 2Ch 26:23; 32:33.
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