1 About then, Hezekiah fell ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, 'Yahweh says this, "Put your affairs in order, for you are going to die, you will not live." '
2Sam 17:23 Isa 38:1-8 2Chr 32:24 2Kgs 20:1-11 Acts 9:37 Eccl 9:10 Isa 1:1
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and addressed this prayer to Yahweh,
1Kgs 8:30 Matt 6:6 Ps 50:15 Ps 91:15
3 'Ah, Yahweh, remember, I beg you, that I have behaved faithfully and with sincerity of heart in your presence and done what you regard as right.' And Hezekiah shed many tears.
1Chr 29:19 Neh 13:14 Ps 6:8 Ps 32:2 1Kgs 15:14 2Chr 16:9 2Chr 25:2
4 Then the word of Yahweh came to Isaiah,
5 'Go and say to Hezekiah, "Yahweh, the God of your ancestor David, says this: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I shall cure you: in three days' time you will go up to the Temple of Yahweh. I shall add fifteen years to your life.
2Kgs 18:2 1Chr 17:2-4 1John 5:14-15 1Kgs 8:25 1Kgs 9:4-5 1Kgs 11:12-13 1Kgs 15:4
6 I shall save you and this city from the king of Assyria's clutches and defend this city for my sake and my servant David's sake." '
Isa 37:35 2Chr 32:22 2Tim 4:17 Isa 12:6 Isa 31:4-5
7 'Here', Isaiah replied, 'is the sign from Yahweh that he will do what he has said.
Isa 37:30 Judg 6:37-39 2Kgs 20:8-21 Gen 9:13 Isa 7:11-14 Isa 38:22 Judg 6:17-22
8 Look, I shall make the shadow cast by the declining sun on the steps -- the steps to Ahaz's roof-room-go back ten steps.' And the sun went back the ten steps by which it had declined.
2Chr 32:24 2Chr 32:31 2Kgs 20:9-11 Josh 10:12-14 Matt 16:1
9 Canticle of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery.
1Sam 2:1-10 2Chr 29:30 Deut 32:39 Exod 15:1-21 Hos 6:1-2 Isa 12:1-6 Job 5:18
10 I thought: In the noon of my life I am to depart. At the gates of Sheol I shall be held for the rest of my days.
2Cor 1:9 Ps 102:24 Isa 38:1 Job 6:11 Job 7:7 Job 17:11-16 Ps 107:18
11 I thought: I shall never see Yahweh again in the land of the living, I shall never see again a single one of those who live on earth.
Ps 27:13 Eccl 9:5-6 Job 35:14-15 Ps 6:4-5 Ps 31:22 Ps 116:8-9
12 My home has been pulled up, and thrown away like a shepherd's tent; like a weaver, I have rolled up my life, he has cut me from the loom. From dawn to dark, you have been making an end of me;
2Cor 5:1 Heb 1:12 Ps 73:14 2Cor 5:4 2Pet 1:13-14 Isa 1:8 Isa 13:20
13 till daybreak, I cried for help; like a lion, he has crushed all my bones, from dawn to dark, you have been making an end of me.
Dan 6:24 Ps 51:8 1Cor 11:30-32 1Kgs 13:24-26 1Kgs 20:36 Hos 5:14 Job 10:16-17
14 I twitter like a swallow, I moan like a dove, my eyes have grown dim from looking up. Lord, I am overwhelmed, come to my help.
Isa 59:11 Ezek 7:16 Job 30:29 Nah 2:7 Ps 69:3 Ps 119:122-123 Job 17:3
15 How can I speak and what can I say to him? He is the one to act. I must eke out the rest of my years in bitterness of soul.
1Kgs 21:27 Job 7:11 Job 10:1 1Sam 1:10 2Kgs 4:27 Ezra 9:10 Job 21:25
16 The Lord is over them; they live, and everything in them lives by his spirit. You will cure me. Restore me to life.
Deut 8:3 1Cor 11:32 2Cor 4:17 Heb 12:10-11 Isa 64:5 Job 33:19-28 Matt 4:4
17 At once, my bitterness turns to well-being. For you have preserved my soul from the pit of nothingness, you have thrust all my sins behind you.
Isa 43:25 Jer 31:34 Jonah 2:6 Ps 30:3 Ps 86:13 Mic 7:18-19 Ps 88:4-6
18 For Sheol cannot praise you, nor Death celebrate you; those who go down to the pit can hope no longer in your constancy.
Eccl 9:10 Ps 6:5 Ps 30:9 Num 16:33 Luke 16:26-31 Matt 8:12 Matt 25:46
19 The living, the living are the ones who praise you, as I do today. Fathers tell their sons about your constancy.
Deut 6:7 Deut 4:9 Ps 78:3-6 Deut 11:19 Exod 12:26-27 Exod 13:14-15 Gen 18:19
20 Yahweh, come to my help and we will make our harps resound all the days of our life in the Temple of Yahweh.
Hab 3:19 Ps 9:13-14 Ps 27:5-6 Ps 30:11-12 Ps 33:2 Ps 51:15 Ps 66:13-15
21 'Bring a fig poultice,' Isaiah said, 'apply it to the ulcer and he will recover.'
2Kgs 20:7-8 John 9:6 Mark 7:33
22 Hezekiah said, 'What is the sign to tell me that I shall be going up to the Temple of Yahweh?'
2Kgs 20:8 John 5:14 Ps 42:1-2 Ps 84:1-2 Ps 84:10-12 Ps 118:18-19 Ps 122:1