New International Version
Then Isaiah said, "Prepare a poultice of figs." They did so and applied it to 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take a lump of figs - and laid it on the boil - We cannot exactly say in what Hezekiah's malady consisted. שחין shechin signifies any inflammatory tumour, boil, abscess, etc. The versions translate it sore, wound, and such like. Some think it was a pleurisy; others, that it was the plague; others, the elephantiasis; and others, that it was a quinsey. A poultice of figs might be very proper to maturate a boil, or to discuss any obstinate inflammatory swelling. This Pliny remarks, Omnibus quae maturanda ant discutienda sunt imponuntur. But we cannot pronounce on the propriety of the application, unless we were certain of the nature of the malady. This, however was the natural means which God chose to bless to the recovery of Hezekiah's health; and without this interposition he must have died.
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Take a lump.
. A poultice of figs might be very proper to maturate a boil, or dismiss any obstinate inflammatory swelling; but we need not discuss its propriety in this case, because it was as much the means which God chose to bless for his recovery, as the clay which Christ moistened to anoint the eyes of the blind man; for in both cases, without Divine interposition the cure could not have been effected.
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Hezekiah had asked Isaiah, "What will be the sign that the LORD will heal me and that I will go up to the temple of the LORD on the third day from now?"
Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
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