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Isaiah 38

Introduction

Overview

Isaiah 38:1, Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer has his life lengthened; Isaiah 38:8, The sun goes ten degrees backward, for a sign of that promise; Isaiah 38:9, His song of thanksgiving.

Verse 1

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was Hezekiah: 2 Kings 20:1-11, 2 Chronicles 32:24, John 11:1-5, Acts 9:37, Philippians 2:27-30

And Isaiah: Isaiah 37:21, Isaiah 39:3, Isaiah 39:4

Set thine house in order: Heb. Give charge concerning thy house, 2 Samuel 17:23, Ecclesiastes 9:10

for thou: Jeremiah 18:7-10, Jonah 3:4, Jonah 3:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:2 - I know not Genesis 42:2 - that we Deuteronomy 31:14 - that thou must die 2 Samuel 12:22 - I fasted 2 Kings 15:37 - In those days Psalms 116:4 - called Ecclesiastes 3:2 - and a time Isaiah 38:10 - General

Verse 2

turned: Hezekiah's couch was probably placed in a corner, which is the place of honour in the East; in which, turning on either side, he must turn his face to the wall; by which he would withdraw himself from those attending him in his apartment. 1 Kings 8:30, Psalms 50:15, Psalms 91:15, Matthew 6:6

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:42 - put his face 2 Kings 20:2 - he turned Esther 8:3 - besought him with tears Psalms 120:1 - my distress

Verse 3

Remember: Nehemiah 5:19, Nehemiah 13:14, Nehemiah 13:22, Nehemiah 13:31, Psalms 18:20-27, Psalms 20:1-3, Hebrews 6:10

I have: Genesis 5:22, Genesis 5:23, Genesis 6:9, Genesis 17:1, 1 Kings 2:4, 2 Chronicles 31:20, 2 Chronicles 31:21, Job 23:11, Job 23:12, Psalms 16:8, Psalms 32:2, John 1:47, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 1 John 3:21, 1 John 3:22

a perfect: 1 Kings 15:14, 1 Chronicles 29:9, 1 Chronicles 29:19, 2 Chronicles 16:9, 2 Chronicles 25:2, Psalms 101:2, Psalms 119:80

wept: 2 Samuel 12:21, 2 Samuel 12:22, Ezra 10:1, Nehemiah 1:4, Psalms 6:8, Psalms 102:9, Hosea 12:4, Hebrews 5:7

sore: Heb. with great weeping

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:2 - I know not 2 Kings 20:2 - he turned Psalms 26:11 - I will Psalms 30:5 - weeping Psalms 56:13 - walk Psalms 119:51 - yet have Isaiah 37:21 - Whereas Jeremiah 15:15 - take 3 John 1:4 - walk

Verse 4

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 32:24 - gave him a sign

Verse 5

and say: 2 Samuel 7:3-5, 1 Chronicles 17:2-4

God: Isaiah 7:13, Isaiah 7:14, 1 Kings 8:25, 1 Kings 9:4, 1 Kings 9:5, 1 Kings 11:12, 1 Kings 11:13, 1 Kings 15:4, 2 Chronicles 34:3, Psalms 89:3, Psalms 89:4, Matthew 22:32

I have heard: 2 Kings 19:20, Psalms 34:5, Psalms 34:6, Luke 1:13, 1 John 5:14, 1 John 5:15

I have seen: Psalms 39:12, Psalms 56:8, Psalms 147:3, 2 Corinthians 7:6, Revelation 7:17

I will: Job 14:5, Psalms 116:15, Acts 27:24

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 12:22 - I fasted 2 Kings 20:5 - the God Job 7:1 - Is there Psalms 6:8 - for Psalms 116:8 - mine Ecclesiastes 3:2 - and a time Ecclesiastes 3:3 - a time to heal Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom Isaiah 39:3 - came Isaiah Lamentations 3:56 - hast Acts 10:31 - thy

Verse 6

Isaiah 12:6, Isaiah 31:4, Isaiah 37:35, 2 Chronicles 32:22, 2 Timothy 4:17

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:3 - General 2 Kings 19:34 - I will defend Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom

Verse 7

Isaiah 38:22, Isaiah 7:11-14, Isaiah 37:30, Genesis 9:13, Judges 6:17-22, Judges 6:37-39, 2 Kings 20:8-21

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:9 - and all those signs 2 Kings 20:9 - This sign

Verse 8

I will bring: Joshua 10:12-14, 2 Kings 20:11, 2 Chronicles 32:24, 2 Chronicles 32:31, Matthew 16:1

the sun dial: Heb. the degrees by, or, with the sun, Or, as the Hebrew might be rendered, "the steps of Ahaz." The researches of curious travellers in Hindostan, observes Bp. Stock, have lately discovered in that country, three observatories of similar form, the most remarkable of which is to be seen within four miles of Delhi, the ancient capital of the Mogul empire. A rectangled triangle, whose hypotenuse is a staircase - apparently parallel to the axis of the earth bisects a zone, or coping of a wall, which wall connects the two terminating towers at right and left. The coping itself is of a circular form, and accurately graduated, to mark, by the gnomon above, the sun's progress before and after noon.

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:13 - So the sun Joshua 10:14 - there was 1 Samuel 10:9 - and all those signs 2 Kings 20:9 - This sign Isaiah 7:11 - a sign Habakkuk 3:11 - sun

Verse 9

writing: Isaiah 12:1-6, Exodus 15:1-21, Judges 5:1-31, 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Psalms 18:1, *title Psalms 30:11, Psalms 30:12, Psalms 107:17-22, Psalms 116:1-4, Psalms 118:18, Psalms 118:19, Jonah 2:1-9

he had: Deuteronomy 32:39, 1 Samuel 2:6, Job 5:18, Hosea 6:1, Hosea 6:2, 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, 2 Chronicles 29:30, 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. 2 Chronicles 29:30

Reciprocal: Isaiah 33:18 - heart Mark 5:19 - Go home

Verse 10

Isaiah 38:1, Job 6:11, Job 7:7, Job 17:11-16, 2 Corinthians 1:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:36 - all these things are against me Genesis 42:38 - bring Job 33:22 - his soul Psalms 9:13 - thou Psalms 49:14 - they Psalms 55:4 - terrors Psalms 88:5 - Free Psalms 102:24 - I said Psalms 107:18 - and they Lamentations 3:54 - I said Jonah 2:4 - I said Matthew 16:18 - and the

Verse 11

Job 35:14, Job 35:15, Psalms 6:4, Psalms 6:5, Psalms 27:13, Psalms 31:22, Psalms 116:8, Psalms 116:9, Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ecclesiastes 9:6

Reciprocal: Job 7:9 - he Job 10:21 - I go whence Job 28:13 - in the land Psalms 31:12 - forgotten Psalms 49:14 - they Psalms 52:5 - the land Psalms 119:82 - eyes Jeremiah 11:19 - that his Ezekiel 32:23 - the land

Verse 12

is removed: Job 7:7, Psalms 89:45-47, Psalms 102:11, Psalms 102:23, Psalms 102:24

as a: Isaiah 1:8, Isaiah 13:20

have cut: Job 7:6, Job 9:25, Job 9:26, Job 14:2, James 4:14

he will cut: Job 7:3-5, Job 17:1, Psalms 31:22, Psalms 119:23

with pining sickness: or, from the thrum

Reciprocal: Exodus 35:35 - of the weaver Job 4:20 - from morning Job 7:18 - visit Job 27:18 - as a booth Psalms 31:12 - forgotten Psalms 90:10 - for Isaiah 24:20 - removed

Verse 13

as a lion: 1 Kings 13:24-26, 1 Kings 20:36, Job 10:16, Job 10:17, Job 16:12-14, Psalms 39:10, Psalms 50:22, Psalms 51:8, Daniel 6:24, Hosea 5:14, 1 Corinthians 11:30-32

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:8 - break Ruth 1:20 - dealt Job 4:20 - from morning Job 7:6 - swifter Job 7:18 - visit Job 30:17 - in the night season Psalms 7:2 - Lest Lamentations 3:4 - he hath Lamentations 3:10 - unto

Verse 14

a crane: Job 30:29, Psalms 102:4-7

I did mourn: Isaiah 59:11, Ezekiel 7:16, Nahum 2:7

mine eyes: Psalms 69:3, Psalms 119:82, Psalms 119:123, Psalms 123:1-4, Lamentations 4:17

I am: Psalms 119:122, Psalms 143:7

undertake for me: or, ease me

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:22 - two turtle doves Deuteronomy 28:32 - fail 2 Kings 20:3 - wept sore Job 31:16 - the eyes Psalms 38:6 - mourning Psalms 55:2 - I mourn Psalms 102:6 - like Jeremiah 20:12 - for Lamentations 1:20 - Behold Lamentations 2:11 - eyes Lamentations 5:17 - our eyes Matthew 5:4 - General John 17:1 - and lifted

Verse 15

What: Joshua 7:8, Ezra 9:10, Psalms 39:9, Psalms 39:10, John 12:27

I shall: 1 Kings 21:27

in the: 1 Samuel 1:10, 2 Kings 4:27, Job 7:11, Job 10:1, Job 21:25

Reciprocal: Isaiah 46:11 - I have spoken

Verse 16

Isaiah 64:5, Deuteronomy 8:3, Job 33:19-28, Psalms 71:20, Matthew 4:4, 1 Corinthians 11:32, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Hebrews 12:10, Hebrews 12:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 118:17 - die Proverbs 3:22 - life John 11:25 - the life

Verse 17

for peace I had great bitterness: or, on my peace came great bitterness, Job 3:25, Job 3:26, Job 29:18, Psalms 30:6, Psalms 30:7

in love to my soul delivered it from the pit: Heb. loved my soul from the pit, Psalms 30:3, Psalms 40:2, Psalms 86:13, Psalms 88:4-6, Jonah 2:6

thou hast cast: Isaiah 43:25, Psalms 10:2, Psalms 85:2, Jeremiah 31:34, Micah 7:18, Micah 7:19

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:18 - the bitter water Numbers 23:21 - hath not 2 Samuel 12:13 - The Lord Job 7:11 - the bitterness Job 10:1 - I will speak Job 17:16 - the bars of the pit Job 33:24 - Deliver Job 33:28 - will deliver Job 33:30 - enlightened Psalms 6:4 - deliver Psalms 25:7 - Remember Psalms 51:9 - Hide Psalms 55:23 - pit Psalms 71:20 - shalt bring Lamentations 3:17 - thou Lamentations 3:39 - doth Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring Jonah 2:4 - I said Mark 2:5 - sins Luke 5:20 - Man 1 Corinthians 15:42 - in corruption Philippians 2:27 - but God

Verse 18

the grave: Psalms 6:5, Psalms 30:9, Psalms 88:11, Psalms 115:17, Psalms 115:18, Ecclesiastes 9:10

they that: Numbers 16:33, Proverbs 14:32, Matthew 8:12, Matthew 25:46, Luke 16:26-31

Reciprocal: Job 17:16 - the bars of the pit Job 33:28 - will deliver Psalms 28:1 - I become Psalms 30:3 - brought Psalms 67:3 - General Psalms 88:4 - counted Psalms 88:10 - Wilt thou Psalms 143:7 - unto them Ecclesiastes 9:4 - General Zechariah 9:12 - even John 9:4 - while John 17:15 - take Philippians 1:22 - this

Verse 19

the living: Psalms 146:2, Ecclesiastes 9:10, John 9:4

the father: Genesis 18:19, Exodus 12:26, Exodus 12:27, Exodus 13:14, Exodus 13:15, Deuteronomy 4:9, Deuteronomy 6:7, Joshua 4:21, Joshua 4:22, Psalms 78:3-6, Psalms 145:4, Joel 1:3

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:8 - General Deuteronomy 11:19 - General Joshua 4:6 - when your Job 8:8 - inquire Job 15:18 - from their Psalms 6:5 - For Psalms 19:2 - Day unto Psalms 27:13 - in the Psalms 44:1 - have heard Psalms 48:8 - As we Psalms 67:3 - General Psalms 78:5 - that they Psalms 88:10 - Wilt thou Psalms 115:17 - dead Psalms 119:175 - Let my Zechariah 10:7 - yea Luke 17:15 - General John 17:15 - take Ephesians 6:4 - but Philippians 1:22 - this

Verse 20

therefore: Psalms 9:13, Psalms 9:14, Psalms 27:5, Psalms 27:6, Psalms 30:11, Psalms 30:12, Psalms 51:15, Psalms 66:13-15, Psalms 145:2

to the stringed: Psalms 150:4, Habakkuk 3:19

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 29:26 - the instruments Psalms 26:8 - Lord Psalms 118:19 - I will go John 5:14 - in the

Verse 21

For Isaiah: 2 Kings 20:7, Mark 7:33, John 9:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:18 - a boil 2 Chronicles 32:24 - gave him a sign

Verse 22

What: 2 Kings 20:8, Psalms 42:1, Psalms 42:2, Psalms 84:1, Psalms 84:2, Psalms 84:10-12, Psalms 118:18, Psalms 118:19, Psalms 122:1, John 5:14

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring 1 Kings 13:3 - General 2 Kings 20:5 - thou shalt go 2 Chronicles 32:24 - gave him a sign Psalms 26:8 - Lord Psalms 86:17 - Show Isaiah 7:11 - a sign Isaiah 38:7 - General Zechariah 1:14 - I am Luke 1:18 - Whereby

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 38". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/isaiah-38.html.