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.
2 And Hezekiah was glad because of them, and showed them the house of his treasures;
the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all his armory, and
all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his
dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, What did these men
say? And where did they come from to you? And Hezekiah said, They have come to me
from a distant land, from Babylon.
4 Then he said, What have they seen in your house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is
in my house they have seen; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Hear the Word of Jehovah of Hosts:
6 Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers
have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says
7 And some of your sons which shall come forth from you, which you shall beget, shall
be taken away; and they shall be officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.
8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, The Word of Jehovah which you have spoken is good.
For he said, At least there shall be peace and truth in my days.