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2 Kings 20:7

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Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Blessing;   Boil;   Disease;   Faith;   Fig;   Hezekiah;   Isaiah;   Prayer;   Rulers;   Thompson Chain Reference - Agriculture-Horticulture;   Boils;   Disease;   Diseases;   Figs;   Fruit, Natural;   Health-Disease;   Miracles;   Prevention and Cure of Diseases;   Remedies;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Diseases;   Fig-Tree, the;   Miracles Wrought through Servants of God;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Fig;   Miracle;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Disease;   Healing;   Hezekiah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Heal, Health;   Miracle;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Boil;   Fig;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Boil;   Sore;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Fig;   Food;   Isaiah, Book of;   Israel;   Medicine;   Plaister, Plaster;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Writing;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Boil;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Hezekiah;   Manasseh;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hezekiah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Urim and Thummim;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Dial of Ahaz, the;   Fig;   Food;   Heal;   Hosea;   Text of the Old Testament;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Fig and Fig-Tree;  

Contextual Overview

7Then Isaiah said, "Bring a cake of figs. And they brought it and placed it on the [painful] inflammation, and he recovered."7And Ysaie seide, Brynge ye to me a gobet of figis. And whanne thei hadden brouyte it, and hadde putte on `his botche, he was heelid.7 Then Isaiah said, "Crush figs together and put them on your sore; you will get well." So they took the mixture of figs and put it on Hezekiah's sore place, and he got well. 7 And Isaiah said, "Bring a cake of figs. And let them take and lay it on the boil, that he may recover." 7 Isaiah then said, "Prepare a plaster of figs." They prepared the plaster, applied it to the boil, and Hezekiah was on his way to recovery. 7Then Isaiah said, "Prepare a poultice of figs." They did so and applied it to the boil, and he recovered. 7 Then Isaiah sayde, Take a lumpe of dry figges. And they tooke it, and layed it on the boyle, and he recouered. 7 And Isaiah said. Let them take a cake of figs and lay it on the boil and he shall recover. 7 Yesha`yahu said, Take a cake of figs. They took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered. 7 And Isaiah said: 'Take a cake of figs.' And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

Bible Verse Review

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And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
Take a lump 2:20-22; 4:41; Isaiah 38:21
the boil
The word shechin, from the Arabic sachana, to be hot, signifies an inflammatory tumour, or burning boil; and some think that Hezekiah's malady was a pleurisy; others, that it was the plague; and others, the elephantiasis, a species of leprosy, as one of the Hexapla versions renders in Job 2:7. 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.
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:18 - a boil;  2 Kings 20:5 - I will heal;  Hebrews 11:34 - out of;  Revelation 13:14 - they

Cross-References

Genesis 2:17
but [only] from the tree of the knowledge (recognition) of good and evil you shall not eat, otherwise on the day that you eat from it, you shall most certainly die [because of your disobedience]."
Genesis 2:17
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 2:17
forsothe ete thou not of the tre of kunnyng of good and of yuel; for in what euere dai thou schalt ete therof, thou schalt die bi deeth.
Genesis 2:17
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
Genesis 2:17
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
Genesis 2:17
but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
Genesis 2:17
But of the tree of knowledge of good and euill, thou shalt not eate of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt die the death.
Genesis 2:17
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
Genesis 2:17
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die."
Genesis 2:17
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.'

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And Isaiah said, take a lump of figs,.... Not moist figs, but a cake of dried figs, as the word used signifies, and so the less likely to have any effect in curing the boil:

and they took, and laid it on the boil, and he recovered; made a plaster of it, and laid it on the ulcer, and it was healed. Physicians observe, that as such like inflammations consist in a painful extension of the fibres by the hinderance of the circulation of the blood, through the extreme little arteries, which may be mitigated, or dissipated, or ripened, by such things as are emollient and loosening, so consequently by figs; and, in a time of pestilence, figs beaten together with butter and treacle have been applied to plague of boils with great success; yet these figs being only a cake of dry figs, and, the boil not only malignant, but deadly, and the cure so suddenly performed, show that this was done not in a natural, but in a supernatural way, though means were directed to be made use of.

Barnes' 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).

Clarke's Notes 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.