Isaiah 38 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In those days Hezekiah became terminally ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, "This is what the Lord says: 'Put your affairs in order, for you are about to die; you will 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 the Lord. 2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3 He said, "Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 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 the Lord came to Isaiah: 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
5 "Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life. 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; 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 is the sign to you from the Lord that the Lord will do what He has promised: 7 " 'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
8 I am going to make the sun's shadow that goes down on Ahaz's stairway return by 10 steps." So the sun's shadow went back the 10 steps it had descended. 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 poem by Hezekiah king of Judah after he had been sick and had recovered from his illness: 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
10 I said: In the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of 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 will never see the Lord, the Lord in the land of the living; I will not look on humanity any longer with the inhabitants of what is passing away. 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 plucked up and removed from me like a shepherd's tent. I have rolled up my life like a weaver; He cuts me off from the loom. You make an end of me from day until night. 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 thought until the morning: He will break all my bones like a lion; You make an end of me day and night. 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 I chirp like a swallow [or] a crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed; support me. 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? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it. I walk along 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, because of these [promises] people live, and in all of them is the life of my spirit as well; You have restored me to health and let me 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 Indeed, it was for [my own] welfare that I had such great bitterness; but Your love [has delivered] me from the Pit of destruction, for You have thrown 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 thank 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, only the living can thank You, as I do 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 The Lord will save me; we will play stringed instruments all the days of our lives at the house of the Lord. 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 lump of figs and apply it to his infected skin, 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 had asked, "What is the sign that I will go up to the Lord's temple?" 22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"