|Isaiah 39 |
1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he had heard that he had been sick and had recovered.
2 And Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver and the gold, the spices and the precious ointment, the house of his armory, and all that was among his treasures; there was nothing in his house or all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and said to him, "What did these men say? And from where did they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They came from a far country to me, even from Babylon."
4 Then Isaiah said, "What have they seen in your house?" And Hezekiah answered, "They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them."
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:
6 'Behold, the days will come, that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, says the LORD.
7 And your sons that issue from you, which you shall father, shall be taken away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good." Moreover he said, "But there will be peace and truth in my days [as king]."
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