2 Kings 20

1 In those days was Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah (Yeshayahu) the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, “Thus saith יהוה: ‘Set your house in order; for you shalt die, and not live.’”

2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto יהוה, saying,

3 “I beseech You, O יהוה, remember now how I have walked before You in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) wept sore.

4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah (Yeshayahu) was gone out into the middle court, that the word of יהוה came to him, saying,

5 “Turn again, and tell Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) the captain of My people, ‘Thus saith יהוה, the God (Elohim) of Dawid your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you; on the third day you shalt go up unto the house of יהוה.

6 And I will add unto your days fifteen years; and I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria (Ashshur); and I will defend this city for Mine own sake, and for My servant Dawid’s sake.”’”

7 And Isaiah (Yeshayahu) said, “Take a lump of figs.” And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

8 And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) said unto Isaiah (Yeshayahu), “What shall be the sign that יהוה will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of יהוה the third day?”

9 And Isaiah (Yeshayahu) said, “This sign shalt you have of יהוה, that יהוה will do the thing that He hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?”

10 And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) 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 (Yeshayahu) the prophet cried unto יהוה; and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Achaz.

12 At that time Berodach-Baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon (Bavel), sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu); for he had heard that Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) had been sick.

13 And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) 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 (Chizkiyahu) shewed them not.

14 Then came Isaiah (Yeshayahu) the prophet unto king Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu), and said unto him, “What said these men? And from whence came they unto you?” And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) said, “They are come from a far country, even from Babylon (Bavel).”

15 And he said, “What have they seen in your house?” And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) 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 (Yeshayahu) said unto Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu), “Hear the word of יהוה:

17 ‘Behold, the days come, that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon (Bavel); nothing shall be left, saith יהוה.

18 And of your sons that shall issue from you, which you shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon (Bavel).’”

19 Then said Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) unto Isaiah (Yeshayahu), “Good is the word of יהוה which you have 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 (Chizkiyahu), 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 (Yehudah)?

21 And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) slept with his fathers; and Menashsheh his son reigned in his stead.