King James Version2 Kings20

2 Kings

1 In those days was Hezeki­ah sick unto death. And the prophet Isa­iah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in or­der; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, say­ing, 3 I be­seech thee, O LORD, re­mem­ber now how I have walked be­fore thee in truth and with a per­fect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezeki­ah wept sore. 4 And it came to pass, afore Isa­iah was gone out into the mid­dle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, say­ing, 5 Turn again, and tell Hezeki­ah the cap­tain of my peo­ple, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy fa­ther, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: be­hold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. 6 And I will add unto thy days fif­teen years; and I will de­liv­er thee and this city out of the hand of the king of As­syr­ia; and I will de­fend this city for mine own sake, and for my ser­vant David's sake. 7 And Isa­iah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he re­cov­ered. 8 And Hezeki­ah said unto Isa­iah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day? 9 And Isa­iah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spo­ken: shall the shad­ow go for­ward ten de­grees, or go back ten de­grees? 10 And Hezeki­ah an­swered, It is a light thing for the shad­ow to go down ten de­grees: nay, but let the shad­ow re­turn back­ward ten de­grees. 11 And Isa­iah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shad­ow ten de­grees back­ward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz. 12 At that time Bero­dachbal­adan, the son of Bal­adan, king of Baby­lon, sent let­ters and a pre­sent unto Hezeki­ah: for he had heard that Hezeki­ah had been sick. 13 And Hezeki­ah hear­kened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his pre­cious things, the sil­ver, and the gold, and the spices, and the pre­cious oint­ment, and all the house of his ar­mour, and all that was found in his trea­sures: there was noth­ing in his house, nor in all his do­min­ion, that Hezeki­ah shewed them not. 14 Then came Isa­iah the prophet unto king Hezeki­ah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezeki­ah said, They are come from a far coun­try, even from Baby­lon. 15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezeki­ah an­swered, All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is noth­ing among my trea­sures that I have not shewed them. 16 And Isa­iah said unto Hezeki­ah, Hear the word of the LORD. 17 Be­hold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fa­thers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be car­ried into Baby­lon: noth­ing shall be left, saith the LORD. 18 And of thy sons that shall is­sue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eu­nuchs in the palace of the king of Baby­lon. 19 Then said Hezeki­ah unto Isa­iah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spo­ken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days? 20 And the rest of the acts of Hezeki­ah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a con­duit, and brought wa­ter into the city, are they not writ­ten in the book of the chron­i­cles of the kings of Ju­dah? 21 And Hezeki­ah slept with his fa­thers: and Man­asseh his son reigned in his stead.