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Isaiah 39

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1At that time Merodach Baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered. 2And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them his treasure-house, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house, or in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not shew them. 3Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him: What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said: They came unto me from a far country, even from Babylon. 4Then said he: What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah said: All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures which I have not shewed them. 5Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah: 6Hear the word of Jehovah of hosts. Behold, the days shall come, when all that is in thine house, and all that thy fathers have treasured up unto this day, shall be carried away to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith Jehovah. 7And of thy sons which shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. 8And Hezekiah said to Isaiah: Good is the word of Jehovah, which thou hast spoken: He said, moreover, There shall be peace and truth in my days.

Isaiah 39

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Messengers from Babylon Visit Hezekiah
1 At that time Merodach-Baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been ill and had recovered. 2 Hezekiah welcomed#tn Heb “was happy with”; NAB, NASB “was pleased”; NIV “received the envoys gladly.” them and showed them his storehouse with its silver, gold, spices, and high-quality olive oil, as well as his whole armory and everything in his treasuries. Hezekiah showed them everything in his palace and in his whole kingdom.#tn Heb “there was nothing which Hezekiah did not show them in his house and in all his kingdom.” 3 Isaiah the prophet visited King Hezekiah and asked him, “What did these men say? Where do they come from?” Hezekiah replied, “They come from the distant land of Babylon.” 4 Isaiah#tn Heb “he”; the referent (Isaiah) has been specified in the translation for clarity. asked, “What have they seen in your palace?” Hezekiah replied, “They have seen everything in my palace. I showed them everything in my treasuries.” 5 Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Listen to the word of the Lord who commands armies: 6 ‘Look, a time is coming when everything in your palace and the things your ancestors#tn Heb “fathers” (so KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV). have accumulated to this day will be carried away to Babylon; nothing will be left,’ says the Lord. 7 ‘Some of your very own descendants whom you father#tn Heb “Some of your sons, who go out from you, whom you father.” will be taken away and will be made eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’” 8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The Lord’s word which you have announced is appropriate.”#tn Heb “good” (so KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); NAB “favorable.” Then he thought,#tn Heb “and he said.” The verb אָמַר (’amar, “say”) is sometimes used of what one thinks (that is, says to oneself). “For#tn Or “surely”; cf. CEV “At least.” there will be peace and stability during my lifetime.”