In those days was Hizkiyahu sick to death. Yesha`yahu the prophet the son of Amotz came to him, and said to him, Thus says the LORD, Set your house in order: for you shall die, and not live.
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,
Remember now, LORD, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. Hizkiyahu wept sore.
It happened, before Yesha`yahu was gone out into the middle part of the city, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
Turn back, and tell Hizkiyahu the prince of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will heal you; on the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
I will add to your days fifteen years; and I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Ashshur; and I will defend this city for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Yesha`yahu said, Take a cake of figs. They took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
Hizkiyahu said to Yesha`yahu, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?
Yesha`yahu said, This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?
Hizkiyahu answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten steps: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.
Yesha`yahu the prophet cried to the LORD; and he brought the shadow ten steps backward, by which it had gone down on the dial of Achaz.
At that time Berodakh-Bal'adan the son of Bal'adan, king of Bavel, sent letters and a present to Hizkiyahu; for he had heard that Hizkiyahu had been sick.
Hizkiyahu listened to them, and shown them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious oil, and the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hizkiyahu didn't show them.
Then came Yesha`yahu the prophet to king Hizkiyahu, and said to him, What said these men? and from whence came they to you? Hizkiyahu said, They are come from a far country, even from Bavel.
He said, What have they seen in your house? Hizkiyahu answered, All that is in my house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.
Yesha`yahu said to Hizkiyahu, Hear the word of the LORD.
Behold, the days come, that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store to this day, shall be carried to Bavel: nothing shall be left, says the LORD.
Of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you shall father, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Bavel.
Then said Hizkiyahu to Yesha`yahu, Good is the word of the LORD which you have spoken. He said moreover, Isn't it so, if shalom and truth shall be in my days?
Now the rest of the acts of Hizkiyahu, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and brought water into the city, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yehudah?
Hizkiyahu slept with his fathers; and Menashsheh his son reigned in his place.