ISA-38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah

the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt

die, and not live.

ISA-38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and

prayed unto the LORD,

ISA-38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I

have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and

have done [that which is] good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept


ISA-38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,

ISA-38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, 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.

ISA-38:6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand

of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

ISA-38:7 And this [shall be] a sign unto thee from the LORD,

that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;

ISA-38:8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees,

which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.

 So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone


ISA-38:9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been

sick, and was recovered of his sickness:

ISA-38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to

the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

ISA-38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, [even] the LORD, in

the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the

inhabitants of the world.

ISA-38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a

shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will

cut me off with pining sickness: from day [even] to night wilt

thou make an end of me.

ISA-38:13 I reckoned till morning, [that], as a lion, so will he

break all my bones: from day [even] to night wilt thou make an

end of me.

ISA-38:14 Like a crane [or] a swallow, so did I chatter: I did

mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail [with looking] upward: O LORD, I

am oppressed; undertake for me.

ISA-38:15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and

himself hath done [it]: I shall go softly all my years in the

bitterness of my soul.

ISA-38:16 O Lord, by these [things men] live, and in all these

[things is] the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and

make me to live.

ISA-38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou

hast in love to my soul [delivered it] from the pit of

corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

ISA-38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can [not]

celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for

thy truth.

ISA-38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I

[do] this day: the father to the children shall make known thy


ISA-38:20 The LORD [was ready] to save me: therefore we will

sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our

life in the house of the LORD.

ISA-38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and

lay [it] for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover.

ISA-38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What [is] the sign that I

shall go up to the house of the LORD?