1 In diebus illis aegrotavit Ezechias usque ad mortem. Et venit ad eum Isaias filius Amos prophetes dixitque ei: "Haec dicit Dominus: Dispone domui tuae, morieris enim et non vives".
2 Qui convertit faciem suam ad parietem et oravit Dominum dicens:
20:3" Obsecro, Domine, memento quomodo ambulaverim coram te in veritate et in corde perfecto et, quod placitum est coram te, fecerim". Flevit itaque Ezechias fletu magno.
4 Et antequam egrederetur Isaias mediam partem atrii, factus est sermo Domini ad eum dicens:
20:5" Revertere et dic Ezechiae duci populi mei: Haec dicit Dominus, Deus David patris tui: Audivi orationem tuam, vidi lacrimam tuam, et ecce sano te; die tertio ascendes templum Domini.
6 Et addam diebus tuis quindecim annos; sed et de manu regis Assyriorum liberabo te et civitatem hanc et protegam urbem istam propter me et propter David servum meum".
7 Dixitque Isaias: "Afferte massam ficorum". Quam cum attulissent et posuissent super ulcus eius, curatus est.
8 Dixit autem Ezechias ad Isaiam: "Quod erit signum quia Dominus me sanabit et quia ascensurus sum die tertio templum Domini?".
9 Cui ait Isaias: "Hoc erit tibi signum a Domino quod facturus sit Dominus sermonem, quem locutus est: Vis ut accedat umbra decem gradibus, an ut revertatur totidem gradibus?".
10 Et ait Ezechias: "Facile est umbram descendere decem gradibus, nec hoc volo ut fiat, sed ut revertatur retrorsum decem gradibus".
11 Invocavit itaque Isaias propheta Dominum; et reduxit umbram per gradus, quibus iam descenderat in gradibus Achaz, retrorsum decem gradibus.
12 In tempore illo misit Merodachbaladan filius Baladan rex Babyloniorum litteras et munera ad Ezechiam; audierat enim quod aegrotasset Ezechias.
13 Laetatus est autem in adventu eorum Ezechias et ostendit eis totam domum thesauri sui, argentum et aurum et aromata et oleum optimum et domum vasorum suorum et omnia, quae inventa sunt in thesauris suis: non fuit, quod non monstraret eis Ezechias in domo sua et in omni potestate sua.
14 Venit autem Isaias propheta ad regem Ezechiam dixitque ei: "Quid dixerunt viri isti et unde venerunt ad te?". Cui ait Ezechias: "De terra longinqua venerunt, de Babylone".
15 At ille respondit: "Quid viderunt in domo tua?". Ait Ezechias: "Omnia, quae sunt in domo mea viderunt; nihil est, quod non monstraverim eis in thesauris meis".
16 Dixit itaque Isaias Ezechiae: "Audi sermonem Domini:
17 Ecce dies venient, et auferentur omnia, quae sunt in domo tua, et quae condiderunt patres tui usque in diem hanc, in Babylone; non remanebit quidquam, ait Dominus.
18 Sed et de filiis tuis, qui egredientur ex te, quos generabis, tollentur et erunt eunuchi in palatio regis Babylonis".
19 Dixit Ezechias ad Isaiam: "Bonus sermo Domini, quem locutus es". Et ait: "Nonne erit pax et securitas in diebus meis?".
20 Reliqua autem gestorum Ezechiae et omnis fortitudo eius, et quomodo fecerit piscinam et aquae ductum et introduxerit aquas in civitatem, nonne haec scripta sunt in libro annalium regum Iudae?
21 Dormivitque Ezechias cum patribus suis; et regnavit Manasses filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 In those 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, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,
3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
8 ¶ And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day?
9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
10 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.
11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.
12 ¶ At that time Berodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
13 And Hezekiah 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 shewed them not.
14 ¶ Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, even from Babylon.
15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah 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 said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD.
17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast 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, 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?
21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.