Envoys From Babylon
1#2Ki 20:12–19; 2Ch 32:31At that time Marduk-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#2Ch 32:25; 32:31Hezekiah was glad and showed them the house of his precious things: the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and his whole armory, and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not show them.
3#Dt 28:49; 2Sa 12:1Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, “What did these men say, and from where did they come to you?”
And Hezekiah said, “They have come to me from a far country, from Babylon.”
4Then 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 them.”
5#1Sa 13:13–14; 15:16Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord of Hosts. 6#2Ki 24:13; 25:13–15The days are surely 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 the Lord. 7#2Ki 24:12; 2Ch 36:10And some of your sons who descend from you, whom you shall father, shall be taken away. And they shall become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.”
8#2Ch 32:26; 34:28Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he said, “For there shall be peace and truth in my days.”