Isaiah 38
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1In those days Hezekiah was ill to die, and Eshaiya the Prophet son of Amuts came to him and said to him: “Thus says LORD JEHOVAH, ‘Order concerning your house, because you are dying and you will not live’” 2And Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and Hezekiah prayed before LORD JEHOVAH 3And he said: “Oh! LORD JEHOVAH, remember that I walked before you in the truth and with a whole heart and I have done what is beautiful before you.” And Hezekiah wept with a great weeping

4And the answer of LORD JEHOVAH was upon Eshaiya saying: 5“Go, say to Hezekiah King of Judea, ‘Thus said LORD JEHOVAH The God of David your father: ‘I have heard your prayer and I saw your tears. Behold, I am adding fifteen years upon your days 6And I shall save you and this city from the hands of the King of Assyria, and I shall rest upon this city

7And this is a sign for you from before LORD JEHOVAH that LORD JEHOVAH performs this response that he has spoken 8Behold, I am returning the sun backward ten degrees, the shadow of the degrees which have gone down by the degrees of Akhaz your father. And the sun returned backward ten degrees by the degrees that it had gone down

9The writing of Hezekiah King of Judea when he was sick and he was saved from his sickness

10I have said: "In the middle of my days I shall go into the gates of Sheol. I have departed from the remainder of my years

11I said: I shall not see LORD JEHOVAH in the land of life and I shall see no man again with the dwellers of the pit

12My age is removed and passes by from me like a Shepherd’s tent. They are cut off like the cords of my life and like a web that is near to being cut off. You handed me over from day to night

13(Peshitta lacks this verse.)

14Like a swallow that chirps, I chirped, and like a dove I mourned. I have lifted my eyes on high. LORD JEHOVAH, save me and cheer me up!

15And what shall I say? He has spoken to me, and he has acted and has chased away all sleep because of the bitterness of my soul

16LORD JEHOVAH, shall we live by these things? For the sake of this life of my spirit, heal me and give me life!

17Behold, compared to peace, bitterness was bitter to me, and you were pleased with my soul that it will not be consumed by corruption, because you have cast behind your body all my sins

18Because Sheol will not confess you, neither will death praise you, and those that descend into the pit will not hope for your truth

19But the living shall confess you, like me today, and the father will show your faithfulness to the children

20LORD JEHOVAH will save us and we will sing his praises all the days of our lives in the house of LORD JEHOVAH

21And Hezekiah said: “What is the sign that I go up to the house of LORD JEHOVAH?” 22And Eshaiya said: “They shall take a mass of figs and they shall put it on the abscess and it is healed.”

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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Isaiah 37
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