Isaiah 38:19
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New American Standard Bible
"It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.

King James Bible
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Darby Bible Translation
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

World English Bible
The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day. The father shall make known your truth to the children.

Young's Literal Translation
The living, the living, he doth confess Thee.

Isaiah 38:19 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The living, the living - An emphatic or intensive form of expression, as in Isaiah 38:11, Isaiah 38:17. Nothing would express his idea but a repetition of the word, as if the heart was full of it.

The father to the children - One generation of the living to another. The father shall have so deep a sense of the goodness of God that he shall desire to make it known to his children, and to perpetuate the memory of it in the earth.

Isaiah 38:19 Parallel Commentaries

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The Ambassadors from Babylon
In the midst of his prosperous reign King Hezekiah was suddenly stricken with a fatal malady. "Sick unto death," his case was beyond the power of man to help. And the last vestige of hope seemed removed when the prophet Isaiah appeared before him with the message, "Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live." Isaiah 38:1. The outlook seemed utterly dark; yet the king could still pray to the One who had hitherto been his "refuge and strength, a very present help
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Letter Xliv Concerning the Maccabees but to whom Written is Unknown.
Concerning the Maccabees But to Whom Written is Unknown. [69] He relies to the question why the Church has decreed a festival to the Maccabees alone of all the righteous under the ancient law. 1. Fulk, Abbot of Epernay, had already written to ask me the same question as your charity has addressed to your humble servant by Brother Hescelin. I have put off replying to him, being desirous to find, if possible, some statement in the Fathers about this which was asked, which I might send to him, rather
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:7
You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 11:19
"You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Psalm 78:4
We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.

Psalm 78:5
For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children,

Psalm 118:17
I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD.

Psalm 119:175
Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me.

Psalm 145:4
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.

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