Isaiah 38 ©
Hezekiah, warned by Isaiah to prepare for death, upon his prayer is promised an addition of fifteen years to his life, and the return of the sun's shadow ten degrees backward for a sign. His psalm of thanksgiving.
IN athose days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, 1Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.
And said, cRemember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how dI have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept 2sore.
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the fGod of David thy father, gI have heard thy prayer, hI have seen thy tears: behold, I will iadd unto thy days fifteen years.
rMine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: she will cut me off 4with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
uLike a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: vmine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, wI am oppressed; 5*undertake for me.