1At that time, Merodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered.
2Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver and the gold, the spices and the precious oil and all the house of his armor and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah didn’t show them.
Hezekiah said, “They have come from a country far from me, even from Babylon.”
Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house. There is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”
5Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of Yahweh of Armies:
6‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and what your fathers have stored up until this day, will be carried to Babylon. Nothing will be left,’ says Yahweh.
7‘They will take away your sons who will come from you whom you will father, and they will be eunuchs in the king of Babylon’s palace.’”