In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz1 went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order,2 because you are going to die; you will not recover."3
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Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
"Remember, O LORD, how I have walked4 before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion5 and have done what is good in your eyes.6" And Hezekiah wept7 bitterly.
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Then the word8 of the LORD came to Isaiah:
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"Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David,9 says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears;10 I will add fifteen years11 to your life.
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And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend12 this city.
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" 'This is the LORD's sign13 to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
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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.14
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