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Isaiah 38 (WEBP)

[1] In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said to him, “Yahweh says, ‘Set your house in order, for you will die, and not live.’ ”
[2] Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahweh,
[3] and said, “Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight.” Then Hezekiah wept bitterly.
[4] Then Yahweh’s word came to Isaiah, saying,
[5] “Go, and tell Hezekiah, ‘Yahweh, the God of David your father, says, “I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.
[6] I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city.
[7] This shall be the sign to you from Yahweh, that Yahweh will do this thing that he has spoken.
[8] Behold, I will cause the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down on the sundial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps.” ’ ” So the sun returned ten steps on the sundial on which it had gone down.
[9] The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and had recovered of his sickness:
[10] I said, “In the middle of my life I go into the gates of Sheol.° I am deprived of the residue of my years.”
[11] I said, “I won’t see Yah, Yah in the land of the living. I will see man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
[12] My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me like a shepherd’s tent. I have rolled up my life like a weaver. He will cut me off from the loom. From day even to night you will make an end of me.
[13] I waited patiently until morning. He breaks all my bones like a lion. From day even to night you will make an end of me.
[14] I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security.”
[15] What will I say? He has both spoken to me, and himself has done it. I will walk carefully all my years because of the anguish of my soul.
[16] Lord, men live by these things; and my spirit finds life in all of them. You restore me, and cause me to live.
[17] Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.
[18] For Sheol° can’t praise you. Death can’t celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can’t hope for your truth.
[19] The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do today. The father shall make known your truth to the children.
[20] Yahweh will save me. Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our life in Yahweh’s house.
[21] Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover.”
[22] Hezekiah also had said, “What is the sign that I will go up to Yahweh’s house?”

Isaiah 38:10 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Isaiah 38:18 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 38 (KJVS)

[1] In those days H3117 was Hezekiah H2396 sick H2470 (8804) unto death H4191 (8800). And Isaiah H3470 the prophet H5030 the son H1121 of Amoz H531 came H935 (8799) unto him, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Set thine house H1004 in order H6680 (8761): for thou shalt die H4191 (8801), and not live H2421 (8799).
[2] Then Hezekiah H2396 turned H5437 (8686) his face H6440 toward the wall H7023, and prayed H6419 (8691) unto the LORD H3068,
[3] And said H559 (8799), Remember H2142 (8798) now, O LORD H3068, I beseech H577 thee, how I have walked H1980 (8694) before H6440 thee in truth H571 and with a perfect H8003 heart H3820, and have done H6213 (8804) [that which is] good H2896 in thy sight H5869. And Hezekiah H2396 wept H1058 (8799) H1065 sore H1419.
[4] Then came the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 to Isaiah H3470, saying H559 (8800),
[5] Go H1980 (8800), and say H559 (8804) to Hezekiah H2396, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, the God H430 of David H1732 thy father H1, I have heard H8085 (8804) thy prayer H8605, I have seen H7200 (8804) thy tears H1832: behold, I will add H3254 (8802) unto thy days H3117 fifteen H2568 H6240 years H8141.
[6] And I will deliver H5337 (8686) thee and this city H5892 out of the hand H3709 of the king H4428 of Assyria H804: and I will defend H1598 (8804) this city H5892.
[7] And this [shall be] a sign H226 unto thee from the LORD H3068, that the LORD H3068 will do H6213 (8799) this thing H1697 that he hath spoken H1696 (8765);
[8] Behold, I will bring again H7725 (8688) the shadow H6738 of the degrees H4609, which is gone down H3381 (8804) in the sun H8121 dial H4609 of Ahaz H271, ten H6235 degrees H4609 backward H322. So the sun H8121 returned H7725 (8799) ten H6235 degrees H4609, by which degrees H4609 it was gone down H3381 (8804).
[9] The writing H4385 of Hezekiah H2396 king H4428 of Judah H3063, when he had been sick H2470 (8800), and was recovered H2421 (8799) of his sickness H2483:
[10] I said H559 (8804) in the cutting off H1824 of my days H3117, I shall go H3212 (8799) to the gates H8179 of the grave H7585: I am deprived H6485 (8795) of the residue H3499 of my years H8141.
[11] I said H559 (8804), I shall not see H7200 (8799) the LORD H3050, [even] the LORD H3050, in the land H776 of the living H2416: I shall behold H5027 (8686) man H120 no more with the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the world H2309.
[12] Mine age H1755 is departed H5265 (8738), and is removed H1540 (8738) from me as a shepherd’s H7473 tent H168: I have cut off H7088 (8765) like a weaver H707 (8802) my life H2416: he will cut me off H1214 (8762) with pining sickness H1803: from day H3117 [even] to night H3915 wilt thou make an end H7999 (8686) of me.
[13] I reckoned H7737 (8765) till morning H1242, [that], as a lion H738, so will he break H7665 (8762) all my bones H6106: from day H3117 [even] to night H3915 wilt thou make an end H7999 (8686) of me.
[14] Like a crane H5483 [or] a swallow H5693, so did I chatter H6850 (8770): I did mourn H1897 (8799) as a dove H3123: mine eyes H5869 fail H1809 (8804) [with looking] upward H4791: O LORD H3068, I am oppressed H6234; undertake H6148 (8798) for me.
[15] What shall I say H1696 (8762)? he hath both spoken H559 (8804) unto me, and himself hath done H6213 (8804) [it]: I shall go softly H1718 (8691) all my years H8141 in the bitterness H4751 of my soul H5315.
[16] O Lord H136, by these [things men] live H2421 (8799), and in all these [things is] the life H2416 of my spirit H7307: so wilt thou recover H2492 (8686) me, and make me to live H2421 (8685).
[17] Behold, for peace H7965 I had great bitterness H4751 H4843 (8804): but thou hast in love H2836 (8804) to my soul H5315 [delivered it] from the pit H7845 of corruption H1097: for thou hast cast H7993 (8689) all my sins H2399 behind H310 thy back H1460.
[18] For the grave H7585 cannot praise H3034 (8686) thee, death H4194 can [not] celebrate H1984 (8762) thee: they that go down H3381 (8802) into the pit H953 cannot hope H7663 (8762) for thy truth H571.
[19] The living H2416, the living H2416, he shall praise H3034 (8686) thee, as I [do] this day H3117: the father H1 to the children H1121 shall make known H3045 (8686) thy truth H571.
[20] The LORD H3068 [was ready] to save H3467 (8687) me: therefore we will sing my songs H5058 to the stringed instruments H5059 (8762) all the days H3117 of our life H2416 in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[21] For Isaiah H3470 had said H559 (8799), Let them take H5375 (8799) a lump H1690 of figs H8384, and lay [it] for a plaister H4799 (8799) upon the boil H7822, and he shall recover H2421 (8799).
[22] Hezekiah H2396 also had said H559 (8799), What [is] the sign H226 that I shall go up H5927 (8799) to the house H1004 of the LORD H3068?

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 38 (YLT)

[1] In those days hath Hezekiah been sick unto death, and come in unto him doth Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet, and saith unto him, ‘Thus said Jehovah: Give a charge to thy house, for thou art dying, and dost not live.’
[2] And Hezekiah turneth round his face unto the wall, and prayeth unto Jehovah,
[3] and saith, ‘I pray thee, O Jehovah, remember, I pray Thee, how I have walked habitually before Thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and that which is good in thine eyes I have done;’ and Hezekiah weepeth-a great weeping.
[4] And a word of Jehovah is unto Isaiah, saying,
[5] Go, and thou hast said to Hezekiah, Thus said Jehovah, God of David thy father, ‘I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tear, lo, I am adding to thy days fifteen years,
[6] and out of the hand of the king of Asshur I deliver thee and this city, and have covered over this city.
[7] And this is to thee the sign from Jehovah, that Jehovah doth this thing that He hath spoken.
[8] Lo, I am bringing back the shadow of the degrees that it hath gone down on the degrees of Ahaz, by the sun, backward ten degrees:’ and the sun turneth back ten degrees in the degrees that it had gone down.
[9] A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah concerning his being sick, when he reviveth from his sickness:
[10] ‘I-I said in the cutting off of my days, I go in to the gates of Sheol, I have numbered the remnant of mine years.
[11] I said, I do not see Jah-Jah! In the land of the living, I do not behold man any more, With the inhabitants of the world.
[12] My sojourning hath departed, And been removed from me as a shepherd’s tent, I have drawn together, as a weaver, my life, By weakness it cutteth me off, From day unto night Thou dost end me.
[13] I have set Him till morning as a lion, So doth He break all my bones, From day unto night Thou dost end me.
[14] As a crane-a swallow-so I chatter, I mourn as a dove, Drawn up have been mine eyes on high, O Jehovah, oppression is on me, be my surety.
[15] -What do I say? seeing He said to me, And He Himself hath wrought, I go softly all my years for the bitterness of my soul.
[16] Lord, by these do men live, And by all in them is the life of my spirit, And Thou savest me, make me also to live,
[17] Lo, to peace He changed for me bitterness, And Thou hast delighted in my soul without corruption, For Thou hast cast behind Thy back all my sins.
[18] For Sheol doth not confess Thee, Death doth not praise Thee, Those going down to the pit hope not for Thy truth.
[19] The living, the living, he doth confess Thee.
[20] Like myself to-day-a father to sons Doth make known of Thy faithfulness, O Jehovah-to save me: And my songs we sing all days of our lives In the house of Jehovah.’
[21] And Isaiah saith, ‘Let them take a bunch of figs, and plaster over the ulcer, and he liveth.’
[22] And Hezekiah saith, ‘What is the sign that I go up to the house of Jehovah!’