New American Standard Bible
Then Isaiah said, "Take a cake of figs." And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
King James Bible
And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
Darby Bible Translation
And Isaiah said, Take a cake of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
World English Bible
Isaiah said, "Take a cake of figs." They took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
Young's Literal Translation
And Isaiah saith, 'Take ye a cake of figs;' and they take and lay it on the boil, and he reviveth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A lump of figs - The usual remedy in the East, even at the present day, for ordinary boils. But such a remedy would not naturally cure the dangerous tumor or carbuncle from which Hezekiah suffered. Thus the means used in this miracle were means having a tendency toward the result performed by them, but insufficient of themselves to produce that result (compare 2 Kings 4:34 note).
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"Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as Head above all" (1 Chron. 29:11). The Sovereignty of God is an expression that once was generally understood. It was a phrase commonly used in religious literature. It was a theme frequently expounded in the pulpit. It was a truth which brought comfort to many hearts, and gave virility and stability …
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Interpretation of Prophecy.
2 Kings 20:6
"I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David's sake."'"
2 Kings 20:8
Now Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What will be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?"
Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover."
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