Isaiah 38 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In those days was Hezekiah sick to death. Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Set your house in order; for you shall die, and not live. 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 said, Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. Hezekiah wept sore. 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 came the word of Yahweh to Isaiah, saying, 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
5 Go, and tell Hezekiah, Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add to your days fifteen years. 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 I will deliver you and this city out of 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 This shall be 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 behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which is gone down on the dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the dial whereon it was 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 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness. 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
10 I said, In the noontide of my days I shall go into the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue 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 see man no more with 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 is removed, and is carried away from me as a shepherd's tent: I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life; he will cut me off from the loom: From day even to night will you make an end of me. 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 quieted [myself] until morning; as a lion, so he breaks all my bones: From day even to night will you make an end of me. 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 swallow [or] a crane, so did I chatter; I did moan as a dove; my eyes fail [with looking] upward: Lord, I am oppressed, be my collateral. 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 shall I say? he has both spoken to me, and himself has done it: I shall go softly 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, by these things men live; Wholly therein is the life of my spirit: You restore me, and cause me to live. 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 Behold, [it was] for [my] peace [that] I had great bitterness: But you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; 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 can't praise you, death can't celebrate you: Those who go down into the pit can't hope for your truth. 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, he shall praise you, as I do this day: The father to the children shall make known your truth. 19 The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
20 Yahweh is [ready] to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house 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 Now Isaiah had said, Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a plaster on the boil, and he shall recover. 21 Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of Yahweh? 22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"