39:1 At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of
Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had
heard that he had been sick, and had recovered.
39:2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and showed them the house of
his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices,
and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and
all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his
house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not show
39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet to king Hezekiah, and said to
him, What said these men? and from whence came they to thee?
and Hezekiah said, They have come to me from a far country,
[even] from Babylon.
39:4 Then said he, What have they seen in thy house? And
Hezekiah answered, All that [is] in my house have they seen:
there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed
39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of
39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in thy house, and
[that] which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day,
shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the
39:7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou
shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in
the palace of the king of Babylon.
39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the
LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall
be peace and truth in my days.