:B:1 In those days Hezekiah fell mortally ill and the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, went to him with a message from Yahweh, Put your house in order for you shall die
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahweh, 3 Ah Yahweh! Remember how I have walked before you in truth and wholeheartedly, and done what is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
4 Then the word of Yahweh came to Isaiah, 5 Go and tell Hezekiah what Yahweh, the God of his father David, says: I have heard your prayer and I have seen your tears. See! I am adding fifteen years to your life 6 and I will save you and this city from the power of the king of Assyria. I will defend it for my sake and for the sake of David my ser vant.
22 Hezekiah asked, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord? 7 Isaiah answered, This shall be for you a sign from Yahweh, that he will do what he has promised. 8 See! I shall make the shadow descending on the stairway of Ahaz go back ten steps. So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had covered on the stairway.
21 Isaiah then said, Bring a fig cake to rub on the ulcer and let Heze kiah be cured!
Canticle of Hezekiah
9Canticle of Hezekiah king of Judah
9after his illness and recovery:
10 Once I said: In the noontime of my life I go
10 I am sent to the land of the dead,
10 for the rest of my years.
11 I said: Never again shall I see Yah weh
11 in the land of the living
11 never again shall I see the inhabitants of the earth.