Merodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures.
Isaiah 39:1 At that time, Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah,for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick, and had recovered. Isaiah 39:2 And Hezekiah, rejoiced over them, and showed them his house of precious thingsthe silver and the gold and the spices and the precious ointment, and all his armouryand all that was found among his treasures,there was nothing, which Hezekiah, did not show themin his house, or in all his dominion.
Isaiah, understanding thereof, foretelleth the Babylonian captivity.
Isaiah 39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet, unto King Hezekiah,and said unto himWhat said these men? and whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, From a land far away, came they unto me, from Babylon! Isaiah 39:4 And he said, What have they seen in thy house? Then said Hezekiah,All that is in my house, have they seen, there is nothing which I shewed them not, among my treasures. Isaiah 39:5 Then said Isaiah unto Hezekiah,Hear thou the word of Yahweh of hosts: Isaiah 39:6 Lo! days are coming, when all that is in thy house, and that which thy fathers have treasured up until this day, shall be carried, away unto Babylon,nothing, shall be left, Saith Yahweh. Isaiah 39:7 And, of thy sons who shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget, shall they take away,and they shall become eunuchs, in the palace of the king of Babylon. Isaiah 39:8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, Good, is the word of Yahweh, which thou hast spoken. And he said, Surely, there shall be peace and stability in my days.