2 Kings 20 ©
Hezekiah, warned by Isaiah to prepare for death, upon his prayer is promised an addition of fifteen years to his life: in confirmation whereof the shadow goeth ten degrees backward on the sundial of Ahaz. Berodach-baladan sendeth to congratulate Hezekiah on his recovery, who ostentatiously sheweth the ambassadors his treasures. Isaiah hearing this foretelleth the Babylonish captivity. Hezekiah dieth: Manasseh succeedeth him.
IN athose 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, 1Set thine house in order; for bthou shalt die, and not live.
I beseech thee, O LORD, dremember now how I have walked before thee in etruth and with a perfect heart, and fhave done that which is good in thy sight. gAnd Hezekiah 2wept *sore.
Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the icaptain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, jI have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day kthou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
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.
And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and ushewed them all the house of his 6precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious oint-ment, and all the house of his 7armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was vnoth-ing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
¶Then wcame Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, xWhat said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, even from Babylon.
And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD.
And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his *stead.