Isaiah 38 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: '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 toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, 2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3 and said, "Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, 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 And the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
5 "Go and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely 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 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 the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing which 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 bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward." So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by 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 This is the writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness: 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
10 I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder 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, The Lord in the land of the living; I shall observe man no more 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 life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night 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 have considered until morning-- Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night 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 crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; Undertake for 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 shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In 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 O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make 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 peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul 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 cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot 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 man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children. 19 The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
20 "The Lord was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in 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 as a poultice 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 And Hezekiah had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?" 22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"