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George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary
Isaiah 38



Verse 9

Ezechias. Sanchez groundlessly thinks it was composed by Isaias. (Calmet) --- Ezechias was afflicted lest he should give way to dangerous joy. (Worthington)

Verse 10

Hell. Sheol, or Hades, the region of the dead. (Challoner) --- He was afraid to die without issue. (St. Jerome; ver. 12.) --- Manasses was born three years later. (Calmet) --- The king would naturally have died. (St. Augustine, de Gen. ad lit. vi. 17.) (Worthington)

Verse 11

Living. I shall not assist at the festivals of the Lord in the temple.

Verse 14

For me. He represents his disease, as an inexorable creditor.

Verse 18

Truth. He speaks only of the body.

Verse 22

Lord. The answer is given, (4 Kings xx. 9.) which seems to evince that this is only an extract. (Calmet) --- The prophet prescribed the medicine, and the king asked for a sign before he sung the canticle. (Worthington)


Verse 36



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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Isaiah 38:4". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.

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the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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