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Bible Commentaries
Isaiah 39

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-8

This brief chapter tells the story of Hezekiah's folly. After his recovery an embassy came from Babylon ostensibly to congratulate him. That their real motive was sinister is evident from the attitude of Isaiah when he came to the king and rebuked him. Hezekiah, flattered by their coming, showed them all his treasures, and thus gave away secrets which should have been hidden from their eyes. The prophet rebuked him, and foretold that the very things which he had shown the visitors would one day be carried into Babylon, and that his issue would be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. All this was literally fulfilled. Hezekiah's answer to the prophet was submission and thankfulness as he recognized that for the remainder of his life at least there would be peace and truth.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Isaiah 39". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/isaiah-39.html. 1857-84.
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