Isaiah 38:20
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New American Standard Bible
"The LORD will surely save me; So we will play my songs on stringed instruments All the days of our life at the house of the LORD."

King James Bible
The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah was purposed to save me. And we will play upon my stringed instruments all the days of our life, in the house of Jehovah.

World English Bible
Yahweh will save me. Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Like myself to-day -- a father to sons Doth make known of Thy faithfulness, O Jehovah -- to save me: And my songs we sing all days of our lives In the house of Jehovah.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Lord was ready to save me - He was prompt, quick to save me. He did not hesitate or delay.

Therefore we will sing my songs - That is, my family and nation. The song of Hezekiah was designed evidently not as a mere record, but to be used in celebrating the praises of God, and probably in a public manner in the temple. The restoration of the monarch was a fit occasion for public rejoicing; and it is probable that this ode was composed to be used by the company of singers that were employed constantly in the temple.

To the stringed instruments - We will set it to music, and will use it publicly (see the notes at Isaiah 5:12).

Isaiah 38:20 Parallel Commentaries

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
Psalm 33:1
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.

Psalm 68:24
They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 116:2
Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

Psalm 116:17
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.

Psalm 146:2
I will praise the LORD while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 150:4
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.

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