Isaiah 38 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In those days hath Hezekiah been sick unto death, and come in unto him doth Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet, and saith unto him, `Thus said Jehovah: Give a charge to thy house, for thou [art] dying, and dost 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 And Hezekiah turneth round his face unto the wall, and prayeth unto Jehovah, 2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3 and saith, `I pray thee, O Jehovah, remember, I pray Thee, how I have walked habitually before Thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and that which [is] good in thine eyes I have done;' and Hezekiah weepeth -- a 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 And a word of Jehovah is unto Isaiah, saying, 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
5 Go, and thou hast said to Hezekiah, Thus said Jehovah, God of David thy father, `I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tear, lo, I am adding to thy 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 and out of the hand of the king of Asshur I deliver thee and this city, and have covered over 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] to thee the sign from Jehovah, that Jehovah doth this thing that He hath spoken. 7 " 'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
8 Lo, I am bringing back the shadow of the degrees that it hath gone down on the degrees of Ahaz, by the sun, backward ten degrees:' and the sun turneth back ten degrees in the degrees that 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 concerning his being sick, when he reviveth from his sickness: 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
10 `I -- I said in the cutting off of my days, I go in to the gates of Sheol, I have numbered the remnant of mine 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 do not see Jah -- Jah! In the land of the living, I do not behold man any 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 sojourning hath departed, And been removed from me as a shepherd's tent, I have drawn together, as a weaver, my life, By weakness it cutteth me off, From day unto night Thou dost end 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 set [Him] till morning as a lion, So doth He break all my bones, From day unto night Thou dost end 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 As a crane -- a swallow -- so I chatter, I mourn as a dove, Drawn up have been mine eyes on high, O Jehovah, oppression [is] on me, be my surety. 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 do I say? seeing He said to me, And He Himself hath wrought, I go softly all my years for 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 do [men] live, And by all in them [is] the life of my spirit, And Thou savest me, make me also 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 Lo, to peace He changed for me bitterness, And Thou hast delighted in my soul without corruption, For Thou hast cast behind Thy back all my sins. 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 doth not confess Thee, Death doth not praise Thee, Those going down to the pit hope not for Thy 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 doth confess Thee. 19 The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
20 Like myself to-day -- a father to sons Doth make known of Thy faithfulness, O Jehovah -- to save me: And my songs we sing all days of our lives In the house of Jehovah.' 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 saith, `Let them take a bunch of figs, and plaster over the ulcer, and he liveth.' 21 Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
22 And Hezekiah saith, `What [is] the sign that I go up to the house of Jehovah!' 22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"