Isaiah 38Names of God Bible (NOG)
38 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was about to die. The prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came to him and said, “This is what Yahweh says: Give final instructions to your household, because you’re about to die. You won’t get well.”
2 Hezekiah turned to the wall and prayed to Yahweh. 3 “Please, Yahweh, remember how I’ve lived faithfully and sincerely in your presence. I’ve done what you consider right.” And he cried bitterly.
4 Then Yahweh spoke his word to Isaiah, 5 “Go and say to Hezekiah, ‘This is what Yahweh Elohim of your ancestor David says: I’ve heard your prayer. I’ve seen your tears. I’m going to give you 15 more years to live. 6 I’ll rescue you and defend this city from the control of the king of Assyria.’”
21 [a] Then Isaiah said, “Take a fig cake, and place it over the boil so that the king will get well.”
22 Hezekiah asked, “What is the sign that I’ll go to Yahweh’s temple?”
7 Isaiah said, “This is your sign from Yahweh that he will do what he promises. 8 The sun made a shadow that went down the stairway of Ahaz’s upper palace. I’m going to make the shadow go back ten steps.” So the sun on the stairway went back up the ten steps it had gone down.
9 King Hezekiah of Judah wrote this after he was sick and became well again:
10 I thought that in the prime of my life
15 What can I say now that he has spoken to me?