Isaiah 38 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In those days, Hezekiah became sick to death, and Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet, came to him and said to him, "Thus says Yahweh: 'Order your house, for you [are] about to die, and you shall not recover.'" 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."
2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahweh, 2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3 and he said, "O Yahweh, please remember how I have walked before your {presence} in faithfulness with a whole heart, and I have done the good in your eyes!" And Hezekiah wept [with] great weeping. 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.
4 Then the word of Yahweh came to Isaiah, saying, 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
5 "Go and say to Hezekiah, 'Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your ancestor: "I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. {Look, I am going to} add fifteen years to your days. 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.
6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city." ' 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
7 And this [is] the sign to you from Yahweh, that Yahweh will do this thing that he has spoken: 7 " 'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
8 Look! I will cause [the] shadow of the steps, which it had gone down on the steps of Ahaz with the sun, to turn backwards ten steps." And the sun turned back ten steps on the steps which it had gone down. 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.
9 A writing of Hezekiah, king of Judah, when he was sick and had recovered from his sickness: 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
10 I was the one who said, "I must go in the quiet of my days; I am summoned through the gates of Sheol [for] the rest of my years." 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?"
11 I said, "I shall not see Yah! Yah in the land of the living! I shall no more look at humankind among [the] inhabitants of [the] world. 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.
12 My dwelling place is pulled up and removed from me like the tent of my shepherd; I have rolled up my life like [a] weaver. He cuts me off from [the] thrum; from day to night you bring me to an end. 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.
13 I lie down until morning; like [a] lion, so he breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end. 13 I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.
14 Like a horse or a crane, so I chirp; I moan like [a] dove. My eyes are weak toward the height. Lord, I have oppression; lend me support! 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!"
15 What can I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done [it]. I will walk slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul. 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.
16 Lord, they live by them, and the life of my spirit belongs to all among them. And restore me to health and keep me alive! 16 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.
17 Look! Bitterness was bitter to me for peace. And you were the one who loved my life from [the] pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back. 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.
18 For Sheol cannot praise you; death [cannot] praise you. Those who go down [to the] pit cannot hope for your faithfulness. 18 For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
19 [The] living, [the] living one praises you like me today; a father will make your faithfulness known to children. 19 The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
20 Yahweh, save me, and we will play my music [on] stringed instruments all the days of our lives at the temple of Yahweh." 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.
21 And Isaiah said, "Let them {take} a lump of figs, and let them rub [it] on the boil {so that} he may recover." 21 Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
22 And Hezekiah said, "What [is the] sign that I shall go up [to] the temple of Yahweh?" 22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"