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Chapter 39

1 At that time
  {name means 'Merodach has given a son'
  Merodach is Bel - the chief Chaldean god}
the son of Baladan, king of Babylon,
sent letters and a present to Hezekiah
for he had heard that he had been sick,
and was recovered.

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 showed them not.

3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah,
and said unto him,
"What said these men?

And from where came they unto you?"

And Hezekiah said,
"They are come from a far country unto me,
even from Babylon."

4 Then said he,
"What have they seen in your house?"

And Hezekiah answered,
"All that is in my house have they seen . . .
there is nothing among my treasures
that I have not showed them."

5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah,
'Hear, listen and obey' {shama`}
the Word/doctrinal communication {dabar}
of Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts: 6
"Behold, the days come,
that 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," said Jehovah/God. 7

"And of your sons that shall issue from you,
which you shall beget,
shall they take away;
and they shall be eunuchs
in the palace of the king of Babylon."

8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah,
"Good is the word of Jehovah/God
which you have spoken."

He said moreover,
"For there shall be peace
and doctrine/truth
in my days."