Ezechias being advertised that he shall die, obtains by prayer a prolongation of his life: in confirmation of which the sun goes back. The canticle of Ezechias.
 In those days Ezechias was sick even to death, and Isaias the son of Amos the prophet came unto him, and said to him: Thus saith the Lord: Take order with thy house, for thou shalt die, and not live.
In diebus illis aegrotavit Ezechias usque ad mortem; et introivit ad eum Isaias, filius Amos, propheta, et dixit ei : Haec dicit Dominus : Dispone domui tuae, quia morieris tu, et non vives.
 And Ezechias turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord,
Et convertit Ezechias faciem suam ad parietem, et oravit ad Dominum,
 And said: I beseech thee, O Lord, remember how I have walked before thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Ezechias wept with great weeping.
et dixit : Obsecro, Domine, memento, quaeso, quomodo ambulaverim coram te in veritate et in corde perfecto, et quod bonum est in oculis tuis fecerim. Et flevit Ezechias fletu magno.
 And the word of the Lord came to Isaias, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad Isaiam, dicens :
 Go and say to Ezechias: Thus saith the Lord the God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, and I have seen thy tears: behold I will add to thy days fifteen years:
Vade, et dic Ezechiae : Haec dicit Dominus Deus David patris tui : Audivi orationem tuam, et vidi lacrimas tuas; ecce ego adjiciam super dies tuos quindecim annos,
 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians, and I will protect it.
et de manu regis Assyriorum eruam te, et civitatem istam, et protegam eam.
 And this shall be a sign to thee from the Lord, that the Lord will do this word which he hath spoken:
Hoc autem tibi erit signum a Domino, quia faciet Dominus verbum hoc quod locutus est :
 Behold I will bring again the shadow of the lines, by which it is now gone down in the sun dial of Achaz with the sun, ten lines backward. And the sun returned ten lines by the degrees by which it was gone down.
ecce ego reverti faciam umbram linearum per quas descenderat in horologio Achaz in sole, retrorsum decem lineis. Et reversus est sol decem lineis per gradus quos descenderat.
 The writing of Ezechias king of Juda, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness.
Scriptura Ezechiae, regis Juda, cum aegrotasset et convaluisset de infirmitate sua.
 I said: In the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell: I sought for the residue of my years.
Ego dixi in dimidio dierum meorum : Vadam ad portas inferi; quaesivi residuum annorum meorum.
 I said: I shall not see the Lord God in the land of the living. I shall behold man no more, nor the inhabitant of rest.
Dixi : Non videbo Dominum Deum in terra viventium; non aspiciam hominem ultra, et habitatorem quietis.
 My generation is at an end, and it is rolled away from me, as a shepherd's tent. My life is cut off, as by a weaver: whilst I was yet but beginning, he out me off: from morning even to night thou wilt make an end of me.
Generatio mea ablata est, et convoluta est a me, quasi tabernaculum pastorum. Praecisa est velut a texente vita mea; dum adhuc ordirer, succidit me. De mane usque ad vesperam finies me.
 I hoped till morning, as a lion so hath he broken all my bones: from morning even to night thou wilt make an end of me.
Sperabam usque ad mane; quasi leo sic contrivit omnia ossa mea; de mane usque ad vesperam finies me.
 I will cry like a young swallow, I will meditate like a dove: my eyes are weakened looking upward: Lord, I suffer violence, answer thou for me.
Sicut pullus hirundinis, sic clamabo; meditabor ut columba. Attenuati sunt oculi mei, suspicientes in excelsum. Domine, vim patior, responde pro me.
 What shall I say, or what shall he answer for me, whereas he himself hath done it? I will recount to thee all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
Quid dicam, aut quid respondebit mihi, cum ipse fecerit? Recogitabo tibi omnes annos meos in amaritudine animae meae.
 O Lord, if man's life be such, and the life of my spirit be in such things as these, thou shalt correct me, and make me to live.
Domine, si sic vivitur, et in talibus vita spiritus mei, corripies me, et vivificabis me.
 Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou hast delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
Ecce in pace amaritudo mea amarissima. Tu autem eruisti animam meam ut non periret; projecisti post tergum tuum omnia peccata mea.
 For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.
Quia non infernus confitebitur tibi, neque mors laudabit te : non exspectabunt qui descendunt in lacum veritatem tuam.
 The living, the living, he shall give praise to thee, as I do this day: the father shall make thy truth known to the children.
Vivens, vivens ipse confitebitur tibi, sicut et ego hodie; pater filiis notam faciet veritatem tuam.
 O Lord, save me, and we will sing our psalms all the days of our life in the house of the Lord.
Domine, salvum me fac! et psalmos nostros cantabimus cunctis diebus vitae nostrae in domo Domini.
 Now Isaias had ordered that they should take a lump of figs, and lay it as it plaster upon the wound, and that he should be healed.
Et jussit Isaias ut tollerent massam de ficis, et cataplasmarent super vulnus, et sanaretur.
 And Ezechias bed said: What shall be the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?
Et dixit Ezechias : Quod erit signum quia ascendam in domum Domini?