1 And it came to pass at that time, that Ezekias was sick even to death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos came to him, and said to him, Thus saith the Lord, Give orders concerning thy house: for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 And Ezekias turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying, 3 Remember, O Lord, how I have walked before thee in truth, with a true heart, and have done that which was pleasing in thy sight. And Ezekias wept bitterly. 4 And the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Ezekias, 5 Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, and seen thy tears: behold, I will add to thy time fifteen years. 6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians: and I will defend this city. 7 And this shall be a sign to thee from the Lord, that God will do this thing; 8 behold, I will turn back the shadow of the degrees of the dial by which ten degrees on the house of thy father the sun has gone down--I will turn back the sun the ten degrees; so the sun went back the ten degrees by which the shadow had gone down.
9 The Prayer of Ezekias king of Judea, when he 1had been sick, and was recovered from his sickness.
10 I said in the end of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I shall part with
21 Now Isaiah had said to Ezekias; Take a cake of figs, and mash them, and apply them as a plaster, and thou shalt be well. 22 And Ezekias said, This is a sign to Ezekias, that I shall go up to the house of God.
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