12 kAt that time 3Berodach-Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13 And lHezekiah was attentive to them, and showed them all the house of his treasures—the silver and gold, the spices and precious ointment, and 4all 5his armory—all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house or in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
So Hezekiah said, “They came from a far country, from Babylon.”
So Hezekiah answered, m“They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”
16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord: 17 ‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and what your fathers have accumulated until this day, nshall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,’ says the Lord. 18 ‘And othey shall take away some of your sons who will 6descend from you, whom you will beget; pand they shall be qeunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’ ”
19 So Hezekiah said to Isaiah, r“The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good!” For he said, “Will there not be peace and truth at least in my days?”
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