The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 38:1–8

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In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him: 'Thus saith YHWH: Set thy house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.'

And it came to pass at that time, that Ezekias was sick even to death. And Esaias the prophet the son of Amos came to him, and said to him, Thus saith the Lord, Give orders concerning thy house: for thou shalt die, and not live.

In those days Hezekiah became ill and was near death. And so, Isaiah, the son of Amoz, the prophet, entered to him, and he said to him: “Thus says the Lord: Put your house in order, for you shall die, and you shall not live.”

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto YHWH,

And Ezekias turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying,

And Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and he prayed to the Lord.

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and said: 'Remember now, O YHWH, I beseech Thee, how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a whole heart, and have done that which is good in Thy sight.' And Hezekiah wept sore.

Remember, O Lord, how I have walked before thee in truth, with a true heart, and have done that which was pleasing in thy sight. And Ezekias wept bitterly.

And he said: “I beg you, Lord, I beseech you, to remember how I walked before you in truth and with a whole heart, and that I have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept with a great weeping.

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Then came the word of YHWH to Isaiah, saying

And the word of the Lord came to Esaias, saying, Go, and say to Ezekias,

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'Go, and say to Hezekiah: Thus saith YHWH, the God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears; behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, and seen thy tears: behold, I will add to thy time fifteen years.

“Go and say to Hezekiah: Thus says the Lord, the God of David, your father: I have heard your prayer, and I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your days.

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And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city.

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And this shall be the sign unto thee from YHWH, that the YHWH will do this thing that He hath spoken

And this shall be a sign to thee from the Lord, that God will do this thing;

And this will be a sign for you from the Lord, that the Lord will do this word, which he has spoken

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behold, I will cause the shadow of the dial, which is gone down on the sun-dial of Ahaz, to return backward ten degrees.' So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

behold, I will turn back the shadow of the degrees of the dial by which ten degrees on the house of thy father the sun has gone down—I will turn back the sun the ten degrees; so the sun went back the ten degrees by which the shadow had gone down.