Isaiah 38
American Standard Version
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery

1In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, Set thy house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Jehovah, 3and said, Remember now, O Jehovah, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

4Then came the word of Jehovah to Isaiah, saying, 5Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. 6And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city.

7And this shall be the sign unto thee from Jehovah, that Jehovah will do this thing that he hath spoken: 8behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which is gone down on the dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the dial whereon it was gone down.

Hezekiah's Song of Thanksgiving

9The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness.

10I said, In the noontide of my days I shall go into the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

11I said, I shall not see Jehovah, even Jehovah in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

12My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me as a shepherd's tent: I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life; he will cut me off from the loom: From day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

13I quieted myself until morning; as a lion, so he breaketh all my bones: From day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

14Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I did moan as a dove; mine eyes fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am oppressed, be thou my surety.

15What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.

16O Lord, by these things men live; And wholly therein is the life of my spirit: Wherefore recover thou me, and make me to live.

17Behold, it was for my peace that I had great bitterness: But thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; For thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

18For Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

19The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: The father to the children shall make known thy truth.

20Jehovah is ready to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house of Jehovah.

21Now Isaiah had said, Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover. 22Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of Jehovah?

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer has his life lengthened
8. The sun goes ten degrees backward, for a sign of that promise
9. His song of thanksgiving.
Isaiah 1: Judah's Rebellion

Isaiah 2: The Mountain of the Lord

Isaiah 3: Judgment Against Judah and Jerusalem

Isaiah 4: A Remnant in Zion

Isaiah 5: The Song of the Vineyard

Isaiah 6: Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in His Glory

Isaiah 7: A Message to Ahaz

Isaiah 8: Assyrian Invasion Prophesied

Isaiah 9: Unto Us a Child is Born

Isaiah 10: Woe to Tyrants

Isaiah 11: The Root of Jesse

Isaiah 12: Joyful Thanksgiving

Isaiah 13: A Judgment Against Babylon

Isaiah 14: God's Restoration of Israel

Isaiah 15: The Burden Concerning Moab

Isaiah 16: A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation

Isaiah 17: A Prophecy About Damascus

Isaiah 18: A Message to Ethiopia

Isaiah 19: The Burden Concerning Egypt

Isaiah 20: A Sign Against Egypt and Ethiopia

Isaiah 21: Babylon is Fallen

Isaiah 22: The Valley of Vision

Isaiah 23: The Fall of Tyre

Isaiah 24: God's Judgment on the Earth

Isaiah 25: Song of Praise for God's Favor

Isaiah 26: Song of Trust in God's Provision

Isaiah 27: The Deliverance of Israel

Isaiah 28: Judgment on Ephraim

Isaiah 29: Woe to the City of David

Isaiah 30: The Worthless Treaty with Egypt

Isaiah 31: Woe to Those Relying on Egypt

Isaiah 32: A Righteous King

Isaiah 33: The Lord is Exalted

Isaiah 34: God's Judgments on the Nations

Isaiah 35: The Glory of Zion

Isaiah 36: Sennacherib Invades Judah

Isaiah 37: Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah's Help

Isaiah 38: Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery

Isaiah 39: Hezekiah Shows his Treasures

Isaiah 40: Comfort for God's People

Isaiah 41: God's Help to Israel

Isaiah 42: The Lord's Chosen Servant

Isaiah 43: Israel's Only Savior

Isaiah 44: The Lord Has Chosen Israel

Isaiah 45: God Calls Cyrus

Isaiah 46: Babylon's Idols

Isaiah 47: The Fall of Babylon Predicted

Isaiah 48: Israel's Stubbornness

Isaiah 49: You Are My Servant

Isaiah 50: Israel's Sin

Isaiah 51: Salvation for Zion

Isaiah 52: Deliverance for Jerusalem

Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 54: Future Blessings for Zion

Isaiah 55: Invitation to the Needy

Isaiah 56: Salvation for All Nations

Isaiah 57: The Blessed Death of the Righteous

Isaiah 58: True Fasts and Sabbaths

Isaiah 59: Sin Separates Us From God

Isaiah 60: Future Glory for Zion

Isaiah 61: The Year of the Lord's Favor

Isaiah 62: Zion's Salvation and New Name

Isaiah 63: God's Judgment on the Nations

Isaiah 64: Prayer for Illustration of God's Power

Isaiah 65: Judgments and Promises

Isaiah 66: Heaven is My Throne

Isaiah 37
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