In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover." (Isaiah 38:1)

Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, (Isaiah 38:2)

"Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (Isaiah 38:3)

Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: (Isaiah 38:4)

"Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. (Isaiah 38:5)

And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city. (Isaiah 38:6)

"'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised: (Isaiah 38:7)

I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.'" So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down. (Isaiah 38:8)


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