I said, “In the middle of my life
I am to enter the gates of Sheol;
I am to be deprived of the rest of my years.”
indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days,
Your years are throughout all generations.
“What is my strength, that I should wait?
And what is my end, that I should endure?
“Remember that my life is but breath;
My eye will not again see good.
“My days are past, my plans are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.
Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”