1 At that time Merodach-Baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon (Bavel), sent letters and a present to Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu); for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
2 And Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu) was glad of them, and shewed them 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 (Chizqiyahu) shewed them not.
3 Then came Isaiah (Yeshayahu) the prophet unto king Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu), and said unto him, “What said these men? And from whence came they unto you?” And Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu) said, “They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon (Bavel).”
4 Then said he, “What have they seen in your house?” And Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu) answered, “All that is in mine house have they seen; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.”
5 Then said Isaiah (Yeshayahu) to Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu), “Hear the word of יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot):
6 ‘Behold, the days come, that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon (Bavel); nothing shall be left,’ saith יהוה.
7 ‘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).’”
8 Then said Hezekiah (Chizqiyahu) to Isaiah (Yeshayahu), “Good is the word of יהוה which you have spoken!” He said moreover, “For there shall be peace and truth in my days.”