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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’s Folly
1At that time#2Kg 20:12–19; 2Ch 32:31 Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah since he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. 2Hezekiah was pleased with the letters, and he showed the envoys his treasure house — the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil — and all his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries.#2Kg 18:15–16 There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.#2Ch 32:25
3Then the prophet Isaiah came to King Hezekiah and asked him, “What did these men say, and where did they come to you from?”
Hezekiah replied, “They came to me from a distant country, from Babylon.”
4Isaiah asked, “What have they seen in your palace?”
Hezekiah answered, “They have seen everything in my palace. There isn’t anything in my treasuries that I didn’t show them.”
5Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord of Armies:#Is 28:14; Zch 7:4; 8:1,18 6‘Look, the days are coming when everything in your palace and all that your predecessors have stored up until today will be carried off to Babylon; nothing will be left,’ says the Lord.#2Kg 24:13; 25:13–15; Jr 20:5 7‘Some of your descendants — who come from you, whom you father — will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”
8Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good,” for he thought: There will be peace and security during my lifetime.#2Ch 32:26