1 In those dayswas Hezekiahsickunto death. And Isaiahthe prophetthe sonof Amozcameunto him, and saidunto him, Thus saiththe Lord, Set thine housein order: for thou shalt die, and not live.nSet…: Heb. Give charge concerning thy house2 Then Hezekiahturnedhis facetoward the wall, and prayedunto the Lord,3 And said, Remembernow, O Lord, I beseechthee, how I have walkedbeforethee in truthand with a perfectheart, and have donethat which isgoodin thy sight. And Hezekiahweptsore.nsore: Heb. with great weeping
4 Then came the wordof the Lordto Isaiah, saying,5 Go, and sayto Hezekiah, Thus saiththe Lord, the Godof Davidthy father, I have heardthy prayer, I have seenthy tears: behold, I will addunto thy daysfifteenyears.6 And I will deliverthee and this cityout of the handof the kingof Assyria: and I will defendthis city.7 And this shall bea signunto thee from the Lord, that the Lordwill dothis thingthat he hath spoken;8 Behold, I will bring againthe shadowof the degrees, which is gone downin the sundialof Ahaz, tendegreesbackward. So the sunreturnedtendegrees, by which degreesit was gone down.nsun dial: Heb. degrees by, or, with the sun
9 The writingof Hezekiahkingof Judah, when he had been sick, and was recoveredof his sickness:10 I saidin the cutting offof my days, I shall goto the gatesof the grave: I am deprivedof the residueof my years.11 I said, I shall not seethe Lord, eventhe Lord, in the landof the living: I shall beholdmanno more with the inhabitantsof the world.12 Mine ageis departed, and is removedfrom me as a shepherd'stent: I have cut offlike a weavermy life: he will cut me offwith pining sickness: from dayevento nightwilt thou make an end of me.nwith…: or, from the thrum13 I reckonedtill morning, that, as a lion, so will he breakall my bones: from dayevento nightwilt thou make an end of me.14 Like a craneora swallow, so did I chatter: I did mournas a dove: mine eyesfailwith lookingupward: O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.nundertake…: or, ease me15 What shall I say? he hath both spokenunto me, and himself hath doneit: I shall go softlyall my yearsin the bitternessof my soul.16 O Lord, by these things menlive, and in all these things isthe lifeof my spirit: so wilt thou recoverme, and make me to live.17 Behold, for peaceI had great bitterness: but thou hast in loveto my souldelivered itfrom the pitof corruption: for thou hast castall my sinsbehindthy back.nfor peace…: or, on my peace came great bitternessnthou hast in…: Heb. thou hast loved my soul from the pit18 For the gravecannot praisethee, death can notcelebratethee: they that go downinto the pitcannot hopefor thy truth.19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I dothis day: the fatherto the childrenshall make knownthy truth.20 The Lordwas readyto saveme: therefore we will sing my songsto the stringed instrumentsall the daysof our lifein the houseof the Lord.21 For Isaiahhad said, Let them takea lumpof figs, and lay itfor a plaisterupon the boil, and he shall recover.22 Hezekiahalso had said, What isthe signthat I shall go upto the houseof the Lord?