12 At that time, Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, the king of the Babylonians, sent letters and gifts to Hezekiah. For he had heard that Hezekiah had been ill.
13 Now Hezekiah rejoiced at their arrival, and so he revealed to them the house of aromatic spices, and the gold and silver, and the various pigments and ointments, and the house of his vessels, and all that he was able to have in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominions, that Hezekiah did not show to them.
14 Then the prophet Isaiah came to king Hezekiah, and said to him: 'What did these men say? And from where did they come to you?' And Hezekiah said to him, 'They came to me from Babylon, from a far away land.'
15 And he responded, 'What did they see in your house?' And Hezekiah said: 'They saw all things whatsoever that are in my house. There is nothing in my treasuries that I did not show to them.'
16 And so Isaiah said to Hezekiah: 'Listen to the word of the Lord.