At that timeMerodachbaladan, the son of Baladan,king of Babylon,sentletters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick , and was recovered .
And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things,a the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the preciousointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiahshewed them not.
Then cameIsaiah the prophet unto kingHezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whencecame they unto thee? And Hezekiahsaid , They are come from a farcountry unto me, even from Babylon.4
Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiahanswered , All that is in mine house have they seen : there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
Then saidIsaiah to Hezekiah,Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:6
Behold, the dayscome , that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon:nothing shall be left , saith the LORD.7
And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget , shall they take away ; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.8
Then saidHezekiah to Isaiah,Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken . He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.