Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery

20 In those days(A) Hezekiah became terminally ill.(B) The prophet Isaiah(C) son of Amoz came and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Set your house in order, for you are about to die; you will not recover.’”(D)

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall(E) and prayed to the Lord, “Please, Lord, remember(F) how I have walked before you faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases you.”[a](G) And Hezekiah wept bitterly.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. 20:3 Lit what is good in your eyes

Hezekiah had asked Isaiah, “What is the sign(A) that the Lord will heal me and that I will go up to the Lord’s temple on the third day?”

Isaiah said, “This is the sign(B) to you from the Lord that he will do what he has promised: Should the shadow go ahead ten steps or go back ten steps?”

10 Then Hezekiah answered, “It’s easy for the shadow to lengthen ten steps. No, let the shadow go back ten steps.” 11 So the prophet Isaiah called out to the Lord, and he brought the shadow[a] back the ten steps it had descended on the stairway of Ahaz.[b](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 20:11 Lit shadow on the steps
  2. 20:11 Tg, Vg; DSS read on the steps of Ahaz’s roof chamber; Is 38:8

Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery

38 In those days Hezekiah became terminally ill.(A) The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Set your house in order,(B) for you are about to die; you will not recover.’”[a]

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. He said, “Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before you faithfully and wholeheartedly,(C) and have done what pleases you.”[b](D) And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

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Footnotes

  1. 38:1 Lit live
  2. 38:3 Lit what is good in your eyes

This is the sign to you(A) from the Lord that he will do what[a] he has promised:[b] I am going to make the sun’s shadow that goes down on the stairway of Ahaz go back by ten steps.’”(B) So the sun’s shadow[c] went back the ten steps it had descended.

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Footnotes

  1. 38:7 Lit this thing
  2. 38:7 Lit said
  3. 38:8 Lit And the sun

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