Isaiah 38

CHAPTER 38

The Infirmity of Hezekiah

And it came to pass in that time Hezekiah was infirm unto death. And there came to him Isaiah son of Amoz the prophet; and he said to him, Thus says the  lord, Give orders concerning your house! [3die 1for 2you], and shall not live. And Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the  lord, saying, Remember, O  lord, as I was gone before you with truth, in [2heart 1a true], and the things pleasing before you I did. And Hezekiah wept [2weeping 1with great]. And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the  lord, the God of David your father; I heard your prayer, and beheld your tears. Behold, I add to your time fifteen years. And from out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians I shall rescue you, and this city; and I shall shield over this city. And this [3to you 1is the 2sign] from the  lord, that [2will do 1God] this thing which he said. Behold, I shall turn the shadow of the stairs which [3went down 4the 5ten 6stairs 7of the 8house 9of your father 1the 2sun]. I will return the sun the ten stairs which [3went down 1the 2shadow].

Prayer of Hezekiah

The prayer of Hezekiah king of Judea when he was infirm and he rose up from his infirmity. 10 I said in the height of my days, I shall go to the gates of Hades; I shall forsake the years remaining. 11 I said, No longer in any way shall I behold the deliverance of God upon the land of the living. No longer in any way shall I behold a man with ones inhabiting. 12 I failed my kin; I forsook the rest of my life; it departed and went forth from me as the one resting up [2a tent 1pitching]. My spirit in me became as the web of one working in wool approaching to cut it off. 13 In that day I was delivered over until morning. As a lion so he broke all my bones. For from the day until the night I was delivered over. 14 As a swallow, so shall I call out, and as a dove, so shall I meditate. [4failed 1For 2my 3eyes] to see into the height of the heaven, to the  lord who rescued me. 15 And he removed [3of my 1the 2grief] soul, and he acted. 16 O  lord, [2concerning 3this 1for] it was announced to you, and you awakened my breath, and being comforted I live. 17 Behold, being in peace was bitter for me. For you took up my soul, that it should not perish; and you threw away [3behind 4me 1all 2my sins]. 18 [6not 1For 2the ones 3in 4Hades 5shall] praise you; nor the ones dying shall bless you; nor shall [4hope 1the ones 2in 3Hades] on your charity. 19 The living shall bless you in which manner as I; for from today [2children 1I shall produce] who shall announce your righteousness, 20 O  lord of my deliverance; even I will not cease blessing you with the psaltery all the days of my life, before the house of God. 21 And Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Take a dried cluster of figs, and grind them, and plaster with it, and [2in health 1you will be]. 22 And Hezekiah said, What is the sign that I shall ascend into the house of God.
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