The Infirmity of Hezekiah
And it came to pass in that time Hezekiah was infirm unto death. And there came to him Isaiah son of Amoz the prophet; and he said to him, Thus says the LORD
, Give orders concerning your house! [3
you], and shall not live.
And Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the LORD
saying, Remember, O LORD
, as I was gone before you with truth, in [2
a true], and the things
pleasing before you I did. And Hezekiah wept [2
word 2of the LORD
] to Isaiah, saying,
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the LORD
, the God of David your father; I heard your prayer, and beheld your tears. Behold, I add to your time fifteen years.
And from out of the
hand of the
king of the
Assyrians I shall rescue you, and this city; and I shall shield over this city.
And this [3
to you 1is
sign] from the LORD
, that [2
will do 1
God] this thing which he said.
Behold, I shall turn the shadow of the stairs which [3
went down 4
of the 8
of your father 1
sun]. I will return the sun the ten stairs which [3
went down 1
Prayer of Hezekiah The
prayer of Hezekiah king of Judea when he was infirm and he rose up from his infirmity.
I said in the height of my days, I shall go to the
gates of Hades; I shall forsake the years remaining.
I said, No longer in any way shall I behold the deliverance of God upon the
land of the
living. No longer in any way shall I behold a man with ones inhabiting.
I failed my kin; I forsook the rest of my life; it departed and went forth from me as the one resting up [2
a tent 1
pitching]. My spirit in me became as the
web of one working in wool approaching to cut it off.
In that day I was delivered over until morning. As a lion so he broke all my bones. For from the day until the night I was delivered over.
As a swallow, so shall I call out, and as a dove, so shall I meditate. [4
eyes] to see into the height of the heaven, to the LORD
who rescued me.
And he removed [3
of my 1
grief] soul, and he acted.
for] it was announced to you, and you awakened my breath, and being comforted I live.
in peace was
bitter for me. For you took up my soul, that it should not perish; and you threw away [3
the ones 3
shall] praise you; nor the ones dying shall bless you; nor shall [4
the ones 2
Hades] on your charity.
The living shall bless you in which manner as I; for from today [2
I shall produce] who shall announce your righteousness,
of my deliverance; even I will not cease blessing you with the
psaltery all the days of my life, before the house of God.
And Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Take a dried cluster of figs, and grind them
, and plaster with it
, and [2
in health 1
you will be].
And Hezekiah said, What is
the sign that I shall ascend into the house of God.