2 Kings 20-21 Young’s Literal Translation

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Hezekiah's Sickness

20 1  In those days hath Hezekiah been sick unto death, and come 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 he turneth round his face unto the wall, and prayeth unto Jehovah, saying, 3  '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 it cometh to pass—Isaiah hath not gone out to the middle court—that the word of Jehovah hath been unto him, saying, 5  'Turn back, and thou hast said unto Hezekiah, leader of My people: Thus said Jehovah, God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tear, lo, I give healing to thee, on the third day thou dost go up to the house of Jehovah; 6  and I have added to thy days fifteen years, and out of the hand of the king of Asshur I deliver thee and this city, and have covered over this city for Mine own sake, and for the sake of David My servant.' 7  And Isaiah saith, 'Take ye a cake of figs;' and they take and lay 'it' on the boil, and he reviveth. 8  And Hezekiah saith unto Isaiah, 'What 'is' the sign that Jehovah doth give healing to me, that I have gone up on the third day to the house of Jehovah?' 9  And Isaiah saith, 'This 'is' to thee the sign from Jehovah, that Jehovah doth the thing that He hath spoken—The shadow hath gone on ten degrees, or it doth turn back ten degrees?' 10  And Hezekiah saith, 'It hath been light for the shadow to incline ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow turn backward ten degrees.' 11  And Isaiah the prophet calleth unto Jehovah, and He bringeth back the shadow by the degrees that it had gone down in the degrees of Ahaz—backward ten degrees.

Hezekiah Receives Envoys from Babylon

12  At that time hath Berodach-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick; 13  and Hezekiah hearkeneth unto them, and sheweth them all the house of his treasury, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the good ointment, and all the house of his vessels, and all that hath been found in his treasuries; there hath not been a thing that Hezekiah hath not shewed them, in his house, and in all his dominion. 14  And Isaiah the prophet cometh in unto king Hezekiah, and saith unto him, 'What said these men? and whence come they unto thee?' And Hezekiah saith, 'From a land afar off they have come—from Babylon.' 15  And he saith, 'What saw they in thy house?' and Hezekiah saith, 'All that 'is' in my house they saw; there hath not been a thing that I have not shewed them among my treasures.' 16  And Isaiah saith unto Hezekiah, 'Hear a word of Jehovah: 17  Lo, days are coming, and borne hath been all that 'is' in thy house, and that thy father have treasured up till this day, to Babylon; there is not left a thing, said Jehovah; 18  and of thy sons who go out from thee, whom thou begettest, they take away, and they have been eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.' 19  And Hezekiah saith unto Isaiah, 'Good 'is' the word of Jehovah that thou hast spoken;' and he saith, 'Is it not—if peace and truth are in my days?'

The Death of Hezekiah

20  And the rest of the matters of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and bringeth in the waters to the city, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 21  And Hezekiah lieth with his fathers, and reign doth Manasseh his son in his stead.

The Reign of Manasseh

21 1  A son of twelve years 'is' Manasseh in his reigning, and fifty and five years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother 'is' Hephzi-Bah; 2  and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to the abominations of the nations that Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel, 3  and he turneth and buildeth the high places that Hezekiah his father destroyed, and raiseth altars for Baal, and maketh a shrine, as did Ahab king of Israel, and boweth himself to all the host of the heavens, and serveth them. 4  And he hath built altars in the house of Jehovah, of which Jehovah said, 'In Jerusalem I put My name.' 5  And he buildeth altars to all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of Jehovah; 6  and he hath caused his son to pass through fire, and observed clouds, and used enchantment, and dealt with a familiar spirit and wizards; he hath multiplied to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah—to provoke to anger. 7  And he setteth the graven image of the shrine that he made in the house of which Jehovah said unto David and unto Solomon his son, 'In this house, and in Jerusalem, that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I put My name—to the age; 8  and I do not add to cause the foot of Israel to move from the ground that I gave to their fathers, only, if they observe to do according to all that I commanded them, and to all the law that My servant Moses commanded them.' 9  And they have not hearkened, and Manasseh causeth them to err, to do the evil thing above the nations that Jehovah destroyed from the presence of the sons of Israel.

10  And Jehovah speaketh by the hand of his servants the prophets, saying, 11  'Because that Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations—he hath done evil above all that the Amorites have done who 'are' before him, and causeth also Judah to sin by his idols; 12  therefore thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Lo, I am bringing in evil on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever heareth of it, tingle do his two ears. 13  And I have stretched out over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and wiped Jerusalem as one wipeth the dish—he hath wiped, and hath turned 'it' on its face. 14  'And I have left the remnant of Mine inheritance, and given them into the hand of their enemies, and they have been for a prey and for a spoil to all their enemies, 15  because that they have done the evil thing in Mine eyes, and are provoking Me to anger from the day that their fathers came out of Egypt, even unto this day.' 16  And also, innocent blood hath Manasseh shed very much, till that he hath filled Jerusalem—mouth to mouth; apart from his sin that he hath caused Judah to sin, to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah. 17  And the rest of the matters of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 18  And Manasseh lieth with his fathers, and is buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and reign doth Amon his son in his stead.

The Reign of Amon

19  A son of twenty and two years 'is' Amon in his reigning, and two years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother 'is' Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz of Jotbah, 20  and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, as did Manasseh his father, 21  and walketh in all the way that his father walked in, and serveth the idols that his father served, and boweth himself to them, 22  and forsaketh Jehovah, God of his fathers, and hath not walked in the way of Jehovah. 23  And the servants of Amon conspire against him, and put the king to death in his own house, 24  and the people of the land smite all those conspiring against king Amon, and the people of the land cause Josiah his son to reign in his stead. 25  And the rest of the matters of Amon that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 26  and 'one' burieth him in his burying-place in the garden of Uzza, and reign doth Josiah his son in his stead.

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