1. In that season, Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, King of
sent letters and presents* to Hezekiah,
because he had heard that he had been ill,
but* was healthy again* and that he had recovered.
2. And Hezekiah was delighted with them,
and he showed them his treasures,
silver,* and gold, incense and the good oil,
and all his vessels, and everything that could be found in his treasures,
and there was nothing left* that Hezekiah did not show them
in his house, and of all that he possessed.*
3. And Isaiah came to Hezekiah the king and he said to him,
"What did these men say to you?
And where did they come from?"
And Hezekiah said, "They came to me from the far away land of Babylon."
4. And [Isaiah] said, "What did they see in your house?"
And Hezekiah said, "They saw everything that is in my house,
and I did not leave a thing in my house that I did not show them."
5. And Isaiah said to Hezekiah,
"Hear the instructions of the Almighty Maryah:*
6. "Behold, the days shall come
that everything in your house shall be taken,
and the treasure of your ancestors, until this day,
to Babylon will be taken,*
and nothing will be left for you," said Maryah.*
7. "And [as for] your sons that were born to you,
they shall be fetched and become trustees*
in the temple of the King of Babylon."
8. And Hezekiah said to Isaiah,
"This is a beautiful oracle of Maryah* that you spoke;
there shall be peace and prosperity in my days."
*39:1.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Offerings."
*39:1.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "And."
*39:1.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fortified."
*39:2.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Currency."
*39:2.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And he did not leave anything that Hezekiah did not show them."
*39:2.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "House of his authority."
*39:5 Lit. Aramaic retained: "Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*39:6.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Go."
*39:6.2 Lit. Aramaic retained: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.
*39:7 Lit. Ar. id.: "Courtiers."
*39:8 Lit. Aramaic retained: "The Lord." Reference is to Eashoa the Messiah.