In those days was Hezekiahsick unto death . And the prophetIsaiah the son of Amozcame to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order ; for thou shalt die , and not live .
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,saying ,
I beseech thee, O LORD,remember now how I have walkedbefore thee in truth and with a perfectheart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiahweptsore.a4
And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middlecourt ,b that the word of the LORD came to him, saying ,
Turn again , and tellHezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the thirdday thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.6
And I will add unto thy daysfifteenyears; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servantDavid's sake.
And Isaiahsaid , Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered .
And Hezekiahsaid unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the thirdday?9
And Isaiahsaid , This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken : shall the shadow go forwardtendegrees, or go backtendegrees?10
And Hezekiahanswered , It is a light thing for the shadow to go downtendegrees: nay, but let the shadowreturnbackwardtendegrees.11
And Isaiah the prophetcried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadowtendegreesbackward,by which it had gone down in the dialc of Ahaz.