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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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Hezekiah Shows His Treasures
1At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent [messengers with] letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he had heard that he had been sick and had recovered. 2Hezekiah was pleased and showed them his treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his entire armory and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his area of dominion that Hezekiah did not show them. 3Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and asked, “What did these men say? From where have they come to you?” And Hezekiah said, “They came to me from a far country, from #During this period Babylon was not regarded as a threat.Babylon.” 4Then Isaiah said, “What have they seen in your house?” And Hezekiah answered, “They have seen everything that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”
5Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord of hosts, 6‘Listen carefully, the days are coming when everything that is in your house and everything that your predecessors have stored up until this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing will be left,’ says the Lord. 7‘And #The fulfillment of this prophecy was initiated when Daniel and some of the other royal sons were taken to Babylon to serve in the court of the king.some of your own sons (descendants) who will come from you, whom you will father, will be taken away, and they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.’ ” 8Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “There will be peace and faithfulness [to God’s promises to us] in my days.”