20:2 He turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 20:3 “Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you 1 faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, 2 and how I have carried out your will.” 3 Then Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4
20:4 Isaiah was still in the middle courtyard when the Lord told him, 5 20:5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people: ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. The day after tomorrow 6 you will go up to the Lord’s temple.
1 tn Heb “walked before you.” For a helpful discussion of the background and meaning of this Hebrew idiom, see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 254.
2 tn Heb “and with a complete heart.”
3 tn Heb “and that which is good in your eyes I have done.”
4 tn Heb “wept with great weeping.”
5 tc Heb “and Isaiah had not gone out of the middle courtyard, and the word of the
6 tn Heb “on the third day.”