2 Kings 20
Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer hath his life lengthened.
2 Kings 20:1 About that tyme was Hezekia sycke vnto þe deeth. And the prophete Isay þe sonne of Amoz came to him, and sayde vnto hym. Thus sayth þe Lorde: put thyne housholde in an ordre, for thou shalte die, and not lyue. 2 Kings 20:2 And Hezekia turned his face to the wall, & prayed vnto the Lorde, sayenge: 2 Kings 20:3 I beseche the nowe, O Lorde, remembre howe I haue walked before the in trueth and with a perfecte herte, and haue done that which is good in thy syght, and Hezekia wepte sore. 2 Kings 20:4 And it fortuned that afore Isay was gone out into the myddle of the courte, the worde of þe Lorde came to him, sayinge: 2 Kings 20:5 turne agayne, and tell Hezekia the captayne of my people: Thus sayth þe Lorde God of Dauid thy father: I haue herde thy prayer, and sene thy teares. And beholde, I wyll heale þe, so that on the thyrde daye thou shalt go vp into the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 20:6 And I wyll adde vnto thy dayes yet fyftene yere, and will delyuer the and this cytie out of the hande of the kynge of Assyria, and wyll defende thys cytie for myne awne sake, and for Dauid my seruauntes sake. 2 Kings 20:7 And Isay sayde. Take a lompe of fygges. And they toke and layed it on the sore, and he recouered.
The sun goeth ten degrees backward for a sign of that promise.
2 Kings 20:8 And Hezekia sayde vnto Isay what shalbe the signe, that the Lorde wyll heale me, and that I shall go vp into the house of the Lord the thyrde daye? 2 Kings 20:9 Isay answered: thys sygne shalt thou haue of the Lorde, that the Lorde will do that he hath spoken. Shall the shadowe go forwarde ten degrees, or go backe agayne ten degrees? 2 Kings 20:10 Hezekia answered it is a lyght thynge for the shadowe to go downe ten degrees. but yf the shadow go backewarde ten degrees, it is no lyght thynge. 2 Kings 20:11 And Isay the prophete called vnto the Lorde, and he brought the shadow ten degrees backwarde by which it had gone downe in the dyall of Ahaz.
Berodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures.
2 Kings 20:12 The same ceason Berodach Baladan the sonne of Baladan kynge of Babilon sent letters and a present vnto Hezekia, for he had hearde, howe that Hezekia was sycke. 2 Kings 20:13 And Hezekia was glad of them, and shewed them all hys treasure house syluer, golde, odoures, preciouse oyntmente, all the house of hys armorye, and all that was founde in hys treasures: there was nothinge in hys house, & in all his realme, that Hezekia shewed them not.
Isaiah understanding thereof foretelleth the Babylonian captivity.
2 Kings 20:14 And Isay the prophete came vnto kynge Hezekia, and sayde vnto hym. What sayed these men, and from whence came they to the? And Hezekia sayde: they be come from a farre countree, euen from Babilon. 2 Kings 20:15 And he sayde agayne: what haue they sene in thy house? Hezekia answered: all the thynges that are in my house haue they sene: there is nothynge amonge my treasures, that I haue not shewed them. 2 Kings 20:16 And Isay sayde vnto Hezekia: heare the worde of the Lorde: 2 Kings 20:17 Beholde, the dayes come, that all that is in thy house, and whatsoeuer thy fathers haue layde vp in store vnto thys daye shalbe caryed into Babylon, and nothynge shalbe lefte sayth the Lorde. 2 Kings 20:18 And of thy sonnes (that shall proceade oute of the, and which thou shalt begette) shall they take awaye, and they shalbe chambrelayns in the palayce of the king of Babilon. 2 Kings 20:19 And Hezekia sayde vnto Isay: wellcome be the worde of the Lorde which thou hast spoken: And he sayde: shall ther not be peace and truthe in my dayes?
Manasseh succeedeth Hezekiah.
2 Kings 20:20 The remnaunt of the wordes that concerne Hezekia, and all hys power, and howe he made a pole and a conduyte, and brought water into the cytie, are they not written in the boke of the Chronicles of the kynges of Iuda? 2 Kings 20:21 And Hezekia slepte wt his fathers, and Manasse hys sonne raygned in hys steade.