39 Hezekiah is reproved because he showed his treasures unto the ambassadors of Babylon.

At (A)the same time, [a]Merodach Baladan, the son of Baladan, King of Babel, sent [b]letters, and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.

And Hezekiah was [c]glad of them, and showed them the house of the treasures, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures; there was nothing in his house, nor in all his kingdom that Hezekiah showed them not.

Then came Isaiah the Prophet unto King Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they to thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, from Babel.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 39:1 This was the first king of Babylon, which overcame the Assyrians in the tenth year of his reign.
  2. Isaiah 39:1 Partly moved with the greatness of the miracle, partly because he showed himself enemy to his enemies, but chiefly because he would join with them whom God favored, and have their help, if occasion served.
  3. Isaiah 39:2 Read 2 Kings 20:13 and 2 Chron. 32:25, 31.

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