Isaiah 2 Chronicles

Isaiah chapter 38 and the book of 2 Chronicles.

FE 1In those days Hezekiah became deathly sick. Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos came to him and said to him, Thus says the Master, Set your house in order, for you will die and not live. Isaiah 38:12Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall and prayed to the Master saying, 3Remember Master, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart and have done what is good in your sight. Hezekiah wept bitterly. Isaiah 38:2-34The word of the Master came to Isaiah saying, 5Go and say to Hezekiah king of Judah, Thus says the Master god of David your father, I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I will add 15 years to your days. 6I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria and I will defend this city. Isaiah 38:4-67This will be a sign to you from the Master that the Master will do this thing that he has spoken. 8I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down on the sundial of Ahaz your father, 10 degrees backward, so the shadow of the sun returned the 10 degrees by which it had gone down. Isaiah 38:7-89The writing of Hezekiah, king of Judah, when he had been sick and was recovered of his sickness: 10I said, In the middle of my days I will die, at the gates of the grave I am deprived of the rest of my years. 11I said, I will not see the Master in the land of the living, I will not see man among the inhabitants of the world any longer. 12My age is departed and removed from me as a shepherd's tent, my life has shrunk like a shoelace and as a weaver's web which is nearly ready to be cut off, from morning even to night you have delivered me to my fate. 13I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones, day and night you made an end of me. 14Like a swallow twittering, so I chattered, I mourned like a dove, I have lifted my eyes on high, Master, deliver me and comfort me. Isaiah 38:9-1415What will I say, he has both spoken to me and he has done it, and has caused my sleep to flee because of the bitterness of my soul. 16When the Master is against men will they live? Because of the life of my spirit heal me and make me to live. 17It was for peace that I had great bitterness, but you have been pleased with my soul, that it may not waste in corruption, for you have cast all my sins behind your back, 18for the grave cannot thank you, death cannot praise you, those who go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth, 19but the living will give thanks to you, as I do this day, the father to the sons will make known your truth. Isaiah 38:15-1920The Master will save us, therefore we will sing his songs all the days of our life in the house of the Master. Isaiah 38:2021Isaiah said, Let them take a lump of figs and lay it as a plaster on the boil, and he will recover, Isaiah 38:2122because Hezekiah had said, What is the sign that I will go up to the house of the Master? Isaiah 38:22 (Isaiah 38 BRB)

Hezekiah's Illness

24In those days Hezekiah was sick to death and he prayed before the Master and said, You have performed mighty miracles for me and you have rewarded me according to the works of my hands. 25The sickness of Hezekiah was due to the pride of his heart, therefore the wrath of the Master came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem. 26But Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Master did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 32:24-26 (2 Chronicles 32:24-26 BRB)

Fall of Jerusalem

15The Master god of their fathers sent to them by the hand of his kings early and late, because he had compassion on his people and on the flock that he had chosen. 16They laughed at the kings of the Master and despised their words and mocked his prophets until the wrath of the Master arose against his people, until there was no remedy. 17Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their holy place and who had no compassion on young men nor virgins nor on the old men nor on babies. He delivered them all into his hand. 18All the vessels of the house of the Master, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Master and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all these he brought to Babel. 19They burned the house of the Master and broke down the walls of Jerusalem and burned all its houses with fire and destroyed all its costly vessels. 2 Chronicles 36:15-19 (2 Chronicles 36:15-19 BRB)


20Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away captive to Babel where they became servants to him and to his sons until the Master delivered the kingdom to the Persians 21to fulfill the word of the Master by the mouth of Jeremiah the prophet, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths all the days that it lay desolate until the 70 years were completed. 2 Chronicles 36:20-21 (2 Chronicles 36:20-21 BRB)


22In the 1st year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Master spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah the prophet might be fulfilled, the Master stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing, saying: 2 Chronicles 36:2223Cyrus, king of Persia, says, 2 Chronicles 36:23aAll the kingdoms of the land the Master, god of the skies, has given me; and he has commanded me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people with whom the Master his god is pleased? Let him go up, and let him come to me. 2 Chronicles 36:23b (2 Chronicles 36:22-23 BRB)