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Isaiah 39

1At 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 was recovered. 2And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them his treasure-house, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house, or in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not shew them. 3Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him: What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said: They came unto me from a far country, even from Babylon. 4Then said he: What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah said: All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures which I have not shewed them. 5Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah: 6Hear the word of Jehovah of hosts. Behold, the days shall come, when all that is in thine house, and all that thy fathers have treasured up unto this day, shall be carried away to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith Jehovah. 7And of thy sons which shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. 8And Hezekiah said to Isaiah: Good is the word of Jehovah, which thou hast spoken: He said, moreover, There shall be peace and truth in my days.

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