New International Version
A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
King James Bible
The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
Darby Bible Translation
The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness:
World English Bible
The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and had recovered of his sickness.
Young's Literal Translation
A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah concerning his being sick, when he reviveth from his sickness:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The writing of Hezekiah - Here the book of Kings deserts us, the song of Hezekiah not being inserted in it. Another copy of this very obscure passage (obscure not only from the concise poetical style, but because it is probably very incorrect) would have been of great service.
The MSS. and ancient Versions, especially the latter, will help us to get through some of the many difficulties which we meet with in it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We have here Hezekiah's thanksgiving song, which he penned by Divine direction, after his recovery. He might have used some of the Psalms of David his father, as he had appointed the Levites to praise the Lord with the words of David, but the occasion here was extraordinary. His heart being full of devout affections, he would not confine himself to the compositions he had, though of Divine inspiration, but offered up his praises in his own words. The Lord put a new song into his mouth. He put his thanksgiving into writing, that he might review it himself afterwards for the reviving of the good impressions made upon him by the providential interference, and that it might be recommended to others also for their use upon the like occasion.
LibraryThe Life of the Spirit
(First Sunday after Christmas.) Isaiah xxxviii. 16. O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit. These words are the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah; and they are true words, words from God. But, if they are true words, they are true words for every one--for you and me, for every one here in this church this day: for they do not say, By these things certain men live, one man here and another man there; but all men. Whosoever is really alive, that is, has …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.'" So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.
I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"
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