Hezekiah, one of Judah’s most righteous kings, became very sick. The prophet Isaiah went to him to tell the king that he would not recover from this illness. The king was devastated by the news and wept, crying out to Yahweh in a passionate prayer. Yahweh heard his prayer and told Isaiah to return to the king for Yahweh adjusted His will, extending the kings life for fifteen years. Later, the king, in pride showed off too much wealth to Babylonia envoys who came to celebrated his miraculous recovery. Isaiah chastened the king for this and prophesied the consequence which was fulfilled a century later.
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