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Thread #31582   Message #1920716
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
28-Dec-06 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Little Black Train
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Black Train
As noted on p.626 of Steel Rail

In 2 Kings 20 (also in Isaiah 38, where the same account is given0, we read:

2 Kings 20 (King James Version)

1In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

2Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

3I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

4And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

5Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

6And I will add unto thy days ....