Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery

38 In those days Hezekiah became terminally ill.(A) The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Put your affairs in order,[a](B) for you are about to die; you will not recover.’”[b]

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. He said, “Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly,(C) and have done what pleases You.”[c](D) And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life.[d](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 38:1 Lit Command your house
  2. Isaiah 38:1 Lit live
  3. Isaiah 38:3 Lit what is good in Your eyes
  4. Isaiah 38:5 Lit days

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