Merodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures.
Isaiah 39:1 At the same tyme Merodach Baladam, Baladamus sonne kynge of Babylon, sent lettres and presentes to Hezekia. For he vnderstode howe þt he had bene syck, & was recouered agayne. Isaiah 39:2 And Hezekia was glad therof, & shewed them the commodities of his treasure, of syluer, of gold, of spices & rotes, of precious oyles, all that was in his cubbordes & treasure houses. There was not one thinge in Hezekias house, and so thorow out all his kyngdome, but he let them se it.
Isaiah, understanding thereof, foretelleth the Babylonian captivity.
Isaiah 39:3 Then came Esaye the prophete to kynge Hezekia, and sayd vnto him. What haue the men sayde, and from whence came they vnto the? Hezekia answered: they came oute of a farre countre vnto me, out of Babylon: Isaiah 39:4 Esay sayde: what haue they loked vpon in thyne house? Hezekia answered. All that is in myne house haue they sene: and there is nothynge in my treasure, but I shewed it them. Isaiah 39:5 Then sayde Esay vnto Hezekia: Understande þe worde of the Lord of Hostes: Isaiah 39:6 Beholde, the tyme wyll come, that euery thyng which is in thyne house, and all that thy progenitoures haue layde vp in stoare vnto this daye, shalbe caried to Babilon, and nothing left behynde. This sayeth the Lord. Isaiah 39:7 Yee, and parte of thy sonnes, that shall come of the, and whom þu shalt get, shalbe caryed hence, and become gelded chamberlaynes in the kynge of Babylons courte. Isaiah 39:8 Then sayde Hezekia to Esay. Now God prospere his awne councell, which þu hast tolde me. He sayde more ouer: So þt there be peace & faithfulnes in my tyme.