Bible Commentaries
Isaiah 39

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Verses 1-8


Hezekiah’s Self-Exaltation

1. The ambassadors of Merodach-baladan (Isaiah 39:1 ) 2. Hezekiah’s boasting (Isaiah 39:2 ) 3. Isaiah’s inquiry (Isaiah 39:3-4 ) 4. The Babylonian captivity announced (Isaiah 39:5-7 ) 5. Hezekiah’s submission and comfort (Isaiah 39:8 ) The prediction of Isaiah of the Babylonian captivity, fulfilled through King Nebuchadnezzar about 100 years after these words were spoken, is startling. The reader will bear in mind that the Assyrian was not yet overcome, for the sickness and self-exaltation of Hezekiah preceded the judgment of Sennacherib’s army. The Assyrian and not Babylon was the threatening enemy. God’s Spirit alone could enable him to make such a prediction.

Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 39". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.