Try out the new Click here!

Isaiah 38 - Interlinear Bible


Hezekiah's Illness

38:1-8pp -- 2Ki 20:1-11; 2Ch 32:24-26

1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."
aw{b'Y;w t.Wm'l .Wh'Yiq.zix h'l'x ~eh'h ~yim'Y;B ? r,ma{Y;w ayib'N;h #w{m'a -n,b .Wh'y.[;v.y wy'lea ? tem yiK '$,tyeb.l w;c h'wh.y r;m'a -h{K wy'lea ? h,y.xit a{l.w h'T;a
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
leL;P.tiY;w ryiQ;h -l,a wy'n'P .Wh'Yiq.zix beS;Y;w ? h'wh.y -l,a
3 "Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes. " And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
yiT.k;L;h.tih r,v]a tea a'n -r'k.z h'wh.y h'N'a r;ma{Y;w ? '$y,nye[.B bw{J;h.w ~el'v bel.b.W t,m/a,B '$y,n'p.l ? lw{d'g yik.B .Wh'Yiq.zix .K.beY;w yityif'[
4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
r{mael .Wh'y.[;v.y -l,a h'wh.y -r;b.D yih.y;w
5 "Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
h'wh.y r;m'a -h{K .Wh'Yiq.zix -l,a 'T.r;m'a.w .$w{l'h ? yityia'r '$,t'Lip.T -t,a yiT.[;m'v '$yib'a diw'D yeh{l/a ? vem]x '$y,m'y -l;[ @isw{y yin.nih '$,t'[.miD -t,a ? h'n'v her.f,[
6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
ta{Z;h ryi['h tea.w '$.lyiC;a r.WV;a -.k,l,m @;Kim.W ? ta{Z;h ryi['h -l;[ yitw{N;g.w
7 " 'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
h,f][;y r,v]a h'wh.y teaem tw{a'h '$.L -h,z.w ? reBiD r,v]a h,Z;h r'b'D;h -t,a h'wh.y
8 I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.' " So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.
h'd.r'y r,v]a tw{l][;M;h lec -t,a byivem yin.nih ? tw{l][;m r,f,[ tyiN;r{x]a v,m,V;B z'x'a tw{l][;m.b ? r,v]a tw{l][;M;B tw{l][;m r,f,[ v,m,V;h b'v'T;w ? h'd'r'y
9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
yix.y;w w{t{l]x;B h'd.Wh.y -.k,l,m .Wh'Yiq.zix.l b' ? w{y.l'xem
10 I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years? "
lw{a.v yer][;v.B h'kelea y;m'y yim.diB yiT.r;m'a yin]a ? y'tw{n.v r,t,y yiT.d;QUP
11 I said, "I will not again see the LORD, the LORD, in the land of the living; no longer will I look on mankind, or be with those who now dwell in this world.
~yiY;x;h #,r,a.B H'y H'y h,a.r,a -a{l yiT.r;m'a ? l,d'x yeb.vw{y -mi[ dw{[ ~'d'a jyiB;a -a{l
12 Like a shepherd's tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.
yiT.d;Piq yi[{r l,h{a.K yiNim h'l.gin.w [;Sin yirw{D ? h'l.y;l -d;[ ~w{Yim yine[.C;b.y h'L;Dim y;Y;x ger{a'k ? yinemyil.v;T
13 I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.
y'tw{m.c;[ -l'K reB;v.y !eK yir]a'K r,q{B -d;[ yityi.Wiv ? yinemyil.v;T h'l.y;l -d;[ ~w{Yim
14 I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am troubled; O Lord, come to my aid!"
.WL;D h'nw{Y;K h,G.h,a @ec.p;c]a !eK r.Wg'[ s.Ws.K ? yineb.r'[ yiL -h'q.v'[ y'n{d]a ~w{r'M;l y;nye[
15 But what can I say? He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this. I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.
h,D;D,a h'f'[ a.Wh.w yil -r;m'a.w reB;d]a -h'm ? yiv.p;n r;m -l;[ y;tw{n.v -l'k
16 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.
yix.Wr yeY;x !,h'B -l'k.l.W .Wy.xIy ~,hyel][ y'n{d]a ? yiney]x;h.w yinemyil]x;t.w
17 Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.
'T.q;v'x h'T;a.w r'm yil -r;m ~w{l'v.l heNih ? y'a'j]x -l'K '$.weg yer]x;a 'T.k;l.vih yiK yil.B t;x;Vim yiv.p;n
18 For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
.Wr.B;f.y -a{l 'K,l.l;h.y t,w'm 'K,dw{T lw{a.v a{l yiK ? '$,Tim]a -l,a rw{b{y
19 The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
~yin'b.l b'a ~w{Y;h yinw{m'K '$,dw{y a.Wh y;x y;x ? '$,Tim]a -l,a ;[yidw{y
20 The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD.
yem.y -l'K !eG;n.n y;tw{nig.n.W yine[yivw{h.l h'wh.y ? h'wh.y tyeB -l;[ .WnyeY;x
21 Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
.Wx.r.mIy.w ~yinea.T t,l,b.D .Wa.fIy .Wh'y.[;v.y r,ma{Y;w ? yix,y.w !yix.V;h -l;[
22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"
tyeB h,l/[,a yiK tw{a h'm .Wh'Yiq.zix r,ma{Y;w ? h'wh.y