2 Kings 20:12-21 (New American Standard)

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Hezekiah Shows Babylon His Treasures

12 1At that time aBerodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13 Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them 2all his treasure house, 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 treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them. 14 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They have come from a far country, from Babylon." 15 He said, "What have they seen in your house?" So Hezekiah banswered, "They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasuries that I have not shown them." 16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD. 17 'Behold, the days are coming when 3all that is in your house, and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,' says the LORD. 18 'Some 4of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away; and they will become 5officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.' " 19 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is 6good." For he cthought, "Is it not so, if there will be peace and truth in my days?" 20 7Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and all his might, and how he 8made the pool and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 21 9So Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and Manasseh his son became king in his place.
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