6 “I will adeliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city.” ’
7 “This shall be the asign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing that He has spoken:
8 “Behold, I will acause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps.” So the bsun’s shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down.
9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and 1recovery:
I am to enter the bgates of Sheol;
I am to be cdeprived of the rest of my years.”
The Lord ain the land of the living;
I will look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.
12 “Like a shepherd’s atent my dwelling is pulled up and removed from me;
He dcuts me off from the loom;
From eday until night You make an end of me.
From cday until night You make an end of me.
14 “aLike a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter;
I bmoan like a dove;
My ceyes look wistfully to the heights;
O Lord, I am oppressed, be my dsecurity.
15 “aWhat shall I say?
1For He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it;
16 “O Lord, aby these things men live,
And in all these is the life of my spirit;
For You have bcast all my sins behind Your back.
18 “For aSheol cannot thank You,
Death cannot praise You;
Those who go down bto the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
19 “It is the aliving who give thanks to You, as I do today;
A bfather tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
So we will aplay my songs on stringed instruments
21 Now aIsaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.”
22 Then Hezekiah had said, “What is the asign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?”
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