Tyndale Bible

2 Kings 20

Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer hath his life lengthened.

2 Kings 20:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Kings 20:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, 2 Kings 20:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done [that which is] good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 2 Kings 20:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 2 Kings 20:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. 2 Kings 20:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. 2 Kings 20:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid [it] on the boil, and he recovered.

The sun goeth ten degrees backward for a sign of that promise.

2 Kings 20:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What [shall be] the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day? 2 Kings 20:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 2 Kings 20:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. 2 Kings 20:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

Berodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures.

2 Kings 20:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} At that time Berodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 2 Kings 20:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and showed them all the house of his precious things, 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 dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not.

Isaiah understanding thereof foretelleth the Babylonian captivity.

2 Kings 20:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, [even] from Babylon. 2 Kings 20:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All [the things] that [are] in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them. 2 Kings 20:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD. 2 Kings 20:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. 2 Kings 20:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. 2 Kings 20:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, [Is it] not [good], if peace and truth be in my days?

Manasseh succeedeth Hezekiah.

2 Kings 20:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 2 Kings 20:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

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